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Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Free Nationwide WiFi: Myths & Facts
Attorney Michelle Cohen: Increased Federal Enforcement of Mobile Commerce in 2013
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
FCC to Create Free National Super WiFi Network? Not Anytime Soon—Dana Frix
Corporate Law Report: Managing Cyber Risks, BYOD, Obama's NLRB Crisis, Iran Sanctions, and More
Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
Corporate Law Report: Economic Espionage Act, Top FCPA Enforcement Actions, Trademark Audits, and More
Blogging for Lawyers
Corporate Law Report: Cybersecurity, CEO Social Media, New Workplace Laws, Healthcare Reform in 2013
Corporate Law Report: Mobile App Privacy, HR & the FCPA, Insider Trading, First Sale Doctrine, More
Filmmaker's Lawyer Asserts Privilege to Oppose NYC Subpoena
The California Supreme Court has granted review of the Court of Appeal’s decision in Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. Swift Distribution, Inc., 210 Cal. App. 4th 915 (2d Dist. Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2012), review granted 152...more
Besides the unique taste of your beer, what more than anything else helps your consumers remember the source of that fantastic beer? Obviously, your company name and probably also the name of your beer. With hundreds of...more
Plaintiff operates a website called Community College Review. It received multiple cease and desist letters, which escalated in the severity of their threats, from counsel for certain institutions about which routine,...more
In This Issue:
- Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., U.S. Supreme Court, March 19, 2013:
In a 6-to-3 decision with far-reaching implications, U.S. Supreme Court holds that copyright “first sale” doctrine...more
Lanham Act false advertising law is largely consistent among the various federal circuit courts. However, one area of Lanham Act jurisprudence where the federal appellate courts do not see eye-to-eye concerns who has standing...more
In This Issue:
- Gibson Guitar Corp. v. Viacom International, Inc., USDC C.D. California, March 8, 2013:
District court grants Viacom’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s Lanham Act and related state law claims for...more
In This Issue:
- Written Contracts and the Statute of Limitations...Page 1
- Website Owners: Who is Liable for Third Party Postings on Your Website?...Page 2
- Business Tort Brings Sanctions...Page 3
If your company uses a browsewrap license agreement on your website, it may not be legally binding on site visitors. That’s the message from a recent case, In re Zappos.com Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation,...more
One of the first things an attorney does when representing a client in a particular matter is interview witnesses to learn the facts of the case, or have an investigator do such on their behalf. The attorney will almost...more
Building strong relationships between your company’s in-house corporate counsel and outside counsel is crucial to developing trust, effective representation, and retention to meet your corporate needs.
The keys to doing so...more
Software and technology licensing fees are often tied to the number of users or devices that access an application or database. More users, or more devices, will often mean higher licensing fees.
The terms and conditions...more
The industry for remanufactured printer/toner cartridges has flourished for years as users purchase replacements from third party suppliers who fill a need and offer print supplies at prices significantly lower than those...more
We are pleased to present the 21st edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we recap news about intellectual property rights, the sale of branded products and a U.S. lawsuit...more
This case underscores the significance for employers to create and maintain social media policies that address the control and ownership of company-sponsored social media accounts.
DuetsBlog has taken an interest in the Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent case venued in the Southern District of New York. I, along with my colleague Steve Baird, have previously written about this important color trademark...more
Can your employer demand access to your Linkedin account? Can your employer keep access to your account after you terminate employment? Can you sue for damages if your employer denies you access to Linkedin, and your...more
Given the popularity of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, more and more organizations are resorting to social media sites to promote their brands and manage their public profiles. Employers are also encouraging employees to...more
A bill currently winding its way through the California Legislature would limit the ability of an employer to request that an employee provide access to the employee’s personal social media accounts.
AB 1844 “would...more
Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream has always been a company with a sense of humor. As Ben & Jerry’s spokesman Sean Greenwood says, “We just do fun.” With flavors like “Chubby Hubby,” “Cherry Garcia,” “Phish Food,” and “Imagine...more
A recent Arizona court decision serves as a reminder for businesses that have layered corporations in an attempt to isolate liabilities that they need to maintain each of these entities as if they were stand-alone companies....more
Under California law, Civil Code, Section 3426.1(d), trade secrets are defined:
“‘Trade secret’ means information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process, that:
Congress has been struggling with cyber security issues for several years, most recently in connection with the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (CSA2012).
CSA2012 is an attempt to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure...more
Recent legislation authorized the US Patent Office to open three regional offices. A new regional office has already opened in Detroit and, according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Business Journal, numerous cities...more
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