Business Law Newsletter - July 2014

In This Issue:

- Redskins Trademark Cancelled - Q&A with Bean, Kinney & Korman

- Knowing When and Why to Maintain Your Trademarks

- Tortious Interference in Virginia - Improper Methods Requirement

- Excerpt from Tortious Interference in Virginia - Improper Methods Requirement:

The U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia says a company that hired away a competitor’s employees may be liable for tortious interference. This can occur with an at-will business contract without the need to plead and prove improper methods. As explained by the court in DePuy Synthes Sales, Inc. v. Sky Surgical, Inc., an at-will employment contract will be deemed not terminable at will for the purposes of tortious interference if the contract includes enforceable post-termination duties. In the case of a contract not terminable at will, a plaintiff need not plead and prove improper methods or means to maintain the claim....

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Topics:  At-Will Employment, DePuy, Redskins, Registration, Tortious Interference, Trademarks

Published In: Business Torts Updates, General Business Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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