Kenneth Luer

Kenneth Luer

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

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But What About The Company?

For many married couples in California and other community property states, a closely-held business is the most valuable community asset. And whether or not they’re in a community property state, both spouses may be active...more

7/15/2014 - Divorce

Use It or Lose It — Trademark Abandonment

The central foundation of U.S. trademark law is that a trademark is created by use of a particular name and/or design in commerce, so that the mark comes to represent, in the eyes of the target customers, your particular...more

3/20/2013 - Abandonment Brand Trademarks

FTC Issues its Revised COPPA Rule

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced its amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) Rule, which becomes effective July 1, 2013....more

1/8/2013 - COPPA FTC Notice Requirements Online Privacy Protection Act Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy Verification Requirements

Money (That’s What You Want)

You’ve begun developing a concept for a series of new applications for mobile devices. Or a new way of engineering a manufacturing process. Or a biotech innovation. You’ve even formed a company (let’s call it “Newco”) to...more

11/27/2012 - Funding Startups

California AG to Mobile App Developers: Post a Valid Privacy Policy

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has begun formally notifying scores of mobile application developers and companies that they do not comply with California privacy law. These notices give these businesses 30 days...more

11/13/2012 - Data Collection Kamala Harris Mobile Apps Online Privacy Protection Act Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy

Web-tracking Software Company Settles FTC Charges on Personal Data

A web analytics company, Compete Inc., has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it violated federal law by using its web-tracking software to collect consumers’ personal data without sufficient...more

11/6/2012 - Compete Inc. Data Collection Disclosure Requirements FTC Informed Consent Internet Personally Identifiable Information Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices Web Tracking

Celebrity Fan Website Pays $1 Million to Settle FTC’s COPPA Charges

The operator of fan websites for music stars, like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, aimed at the “tweeners” audience has settled with the FTC over charges that it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)...more

10/16/2012 - Artist Arena COPPA Data Collection Data Protection FTC Parental Consent Privacy Policy

To Patent, or Not to Patent?

Let’s say you (or your company) have developed some technology with significant commercial value. To protect your exclusive ownership of this technology, your first impulse may be to file a patent application. However,...more

10/9/2012 - Patents Technology Trade Secrets

How Joint is Your Venture?

For many businesses with a particular core technology, one path to a wider market and increased revenues can be to “joint venture” with another company which has a complementary technology or other core strength. This can...more

9/4/2012 - Joint Venture LLC

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