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Ninth Circuit Allows Delinquent Corporation To Sue And Own Trademarks

In Southern California Darts Association v. Zaffina, the Ninth Circuit held that a corporation, whose charter had been suspended by the state of California in 1977, had standing in 2012 to sue and to own trademarks as an...more

Unincorporated Associations Can Protect Unregistered Trademarks Under The Lanham Act

Can an unincorporated association own a trade mark and enforce trademark rights under the Lanham Act? The Ninth Circuit says that it can. (Southern California Darts Association v. Zaffina, No. 13-55780, 2014 U.S. App. Lexis...more

“Don’t tell me not to worry, and please don’t call me partner.”

How many websites and marketing materials have you seen that identify a company’s suppliers and other vendors as “partners”? Does this mean that the company actually intends to communicate that it has formed a legal...more

Unrealized Gains: Integrated Employment Agreement Bars Employee's Recovery of Additional Compensation

In Volpe v. Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., No. 652308/2012, Judge Eileen Bransten granted defendant The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.’s (“IPG”) motion to dismiss plaintiff Ray Volpe’s (“Volpe”) complaint,...more

Delaware Supreme Court Says No To Botox And No To Multi-Forum Litigation: Court Dismisses Derivative Suit Against Botox-Maker...

In a recent decision, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed the Court of Chancery in Pyott, et al. v. Louisiana Mun. Police Emp. Ret. Sys., et al., holding that a derivative suit against Botox-maker Allergan, Inc. should be...more

Notes For General Counsel

A recent article on the Practical Law website, identified major horizon issues for General Counsel. We highlight a selected sample of these issues by subject area below: Commercial: Green Guides The FTC issues revised...more

E-Discovery Litigation Holds

Preserving company E-mail that may be relevant in litigation is important for every business. Failure to do so can open a company to liability for breaching the duty to preserve evidence. Sending a notice to employees who...more

Ninth Circuit rejects class action settlement, clarifies standards for cy pres remedies and plaintiff counsel's attorneys' fees

In the recently published decision Dennis v. Kellogg Company, No. 11-55674, 2012 WL 2870128 (9th Cir. July 13, 2012), the Ninth Circuit reversed the district court’s approval of a purported $10.64 million settlement between...more

The Legal Four Corners Of Social Media And E-Discovery For Businesess

Companies are on social media. They are interacting and connecting with customers through Facebook, Twitter and blogs. In a 2010 study, numbers on the conservative side show that 65% of Fortune Global 100 companies have...more

Justice Roberts: "This Isn't Personal, and Neither Are Your Corporate Records"

In a unanimous decision on March 1, 2011, the Supreme Court held in Federal Communications Commission v. AT&T Inc. that corporations do not have personal privacy rights under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), reversing a...more

Social Media and E-Discovery: How to Win Friends and Preserve Your Data (and Your Dignity)

During litigation, nothing is sacred, and no stone will remained unturned in the hunt for responsive data — and that includes social media data. With social media here to stay — and growing in popularity every day — the...more

Litigation Wire - January 2011

In This Issue: Opening the Floodgates: The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions’ Impact on Corporate America . . . Page 1, 8-9 Recent Cases Demonstrate Risks of Sharing Online Users’ Data with Third Parties. . . Page...more

Legal Aspects of Software Piracy

Legal Aspects of software piracy this is an article appeared in Dataquest September Magazine...more

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