Category Archives: Trademarks

Another Example of Why California Employers Must Be Careful With Their Onboarding Documents

In Alberto v. Cambrian Homecare (2023) 91 Cal.App.5th 482, a headline-grabbing April 2023 decision, the California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s ruling invalidating an employee’s arbitration agreement. Notably, the Court found three separate provisions contained within three separate agreements signed by the employee in their hiring / onboarding materials—the arbitration agreement and two […]

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ALERT: NEW Reporting Requirement FOR U.S. COMPANIES Coming in 2024

Attention Corporate and LLC Clients: Effective January 1, 2024, there are new corporate reporting requirements for corporations and LLCs in the United States under the Corporate Transparency Act. Beginning on January 1, 2024, both domestic U.S. companies and foreign companies doing business in the United States will need to comply with reporting requirements under the […]

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NFT and Trademark Law

While the world of trademark law and NFTs (non-fungible tokens) is still in its infancy stage, some clarity can be gleaned from a recent federal ruling in New York. For those of you who do not know, NFTs are a unique digital identifier that can be used to certify authenticity and ownership, as well as […]

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2022 Employment Law Updates

The new year always bring a host of new laws. In this survey article, we highlight (1) state minimum wage increases, (2) legislative updates impacting equal employment opportunity laws, (3) COVID-19-related laws, and (4) the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program. State Minimum Wage Increase: Effective January 1, 2022, California’s minimum wage increases to $14 per hour […]

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Alert: Trademark Law Changes in 2021 Stimulus Legislation

Many of our clients may not know that the recent stimulus bill known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Act”) includes new trademark legislation that will have a sweeping impact on trademark owners.  Specifically, the Act incorporates the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (“TMA”), which includes many substantive changes to the Lanham (Trademark) […]

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Contributory Trademark Infringement

A relatively unknown area of trademark law could potentially hold significant liability exposure for landlords. In a recent case, Luxottica Grp., S.P.A. v. Airport Minim Mall, LLC, 932F.3d 1303, 2019 U.S.P.Q.2d 292644 (11th Cir. 2019), landlords were found to have contributorily infringed Oakley and Ray Ban trademarks on counterfeit sunglasses being sold by their tenants. […]

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