Buchalter Nemer

Five Tips for Film Distributors and Other Licensees

The United States Copyright Act does not discriminate between two or more joint infringers, even if one infringer is found to be more “blameworthy”. As a result, distributors of copyrighted works must take special care to…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law &...

5 Things Every CMBA Member Should Know

A Loan Policy Of Title Insurance. It is required as part of every loan originated by members of the California Mortgage Bankers Association – or at least it should be. Title insurance is supposed to protect lenders and owners…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate -...

Ready or Not, the New California LLC Law is Here

The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act was effective January 1, 2014 and is codified as new Title 2.6 of the California Corporations Code starting at Section 17701. The new law incorporates a more robust…more

| Business Organizations

Model Behavior? Brands Beware - U.S. Legal Changes Impact Use of Brand...

Due to a recent increase in wage and hour claims in the entertainment industries, U.S. brands using models and spokespeople for their ads and marketing campaigns need to be conscious of how they treat talent who are not covered…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor &...

Mediation or Arbitration: What’s the Difference?

When people disagree, they have choices on how to resolve their dispute. They can lawyer-up, file a lawsuit, and let a judge or jury decide who wins. They can also try to resolve the matter between themselves, they can engage in…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Latest NLRB Developments Regarding Social Media Policies

Social media on the Internet have become enormously popular in recent years as more and more people log on to chat, blog and post updates on an infinite variety of topics. In response to this phenomenon, many companies have…more

| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

New Law Changes Permissible Referrals for Physical Therapy

On January 1, 2014, AB 1000 went into effect. It is a combination of two bills: (1) AB 1000 for direct consumer access to physical therapy, and (2) AB 1003, sponsored by the California Medical Association, to permit professional…more

| Health

Estimates in Letters of Intent Can Come Back to Bite

With the beginning of the new year, it is important to remember that letters of intent—and landlord generated items delivered pursuant to a letter of intent – have legal consequences, even when the terms of the letter of intent…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

IP: Hidden Traps: Introduction to Subject Matter Conflicts in Patent...

Clearly, client-driven litigation and malpractice complaints against patent practitioners are not decreasing any time soon. During the investigation surrounding the suit or complaint, the actions or inactions of the patent…more

| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Professional Malpractice

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