Snell & Wilmer

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Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2202, United States

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Protecting Your Trademark in the United States

Protection Mechanisms in the United States. After selecting your mark, the next step is to decide how to protect it. In the United States, there are three basic types of trademark protection: (1) common-law, (2) state…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Proper Trademark Selection to Create a Strong Brand

What a Trademark is and What it Does. A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or device, or combination thereof, used to identify and distinguish the goods (i.e., products) of one supplier from those of others. A service…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Maintaining Strong Trademark Rights

I. Determining the Strength of Your Mark. The strength, or scope, of a trademark as used in the marketplace is determined by a multi-factored analysis called the likelihood of confusion test, and the scope can differ…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Social Media Concerns Potentially Affecting Arizona’s Real Estate Industry

A growing number of governmental authorities are cracking down on the use of social media with regard to commercial transactions. In Arizona, for example, legislation was proposed restricting an employer’s right to access…more
| Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Real Estate - Residential

Effective Planning and Management in Construction Project Scheduling

The successful execution of a construction program in terms of meeting time and cost objectives has always been dependent on effective planning. The increasing complexity and cost of today's construction programs highlight the…more
| Construction Law

HIPAA Business Associate Agreements – Reminder of September 22, 2014 Deadline

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule under HIPAA making substantial changes to the rules for vendors that provide services to HIPAA-covered plans, such as third-party…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

Government Contracting, The False Claims Act and the Art of Voluntary Disclosures

With so many personal gadgets needing daily recharging, desktop hard drives running 24 hours a day, and DVRs recording movies that run while we’re asleep, do you wonder where all that electricity is coming from? The next big…more
| Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Government Contracting

Energizing Transmission Construction in the Electric Industry

With so many personal gadgets needing daily recharging, desktop hard drives running 24 hours a day, and DVRs recording movies that run while we’re asleep, do you wonder where all that electricity is coming from? The next big…more
| Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Summary of California’s Prompt Payment Laws

The California legislature has enacted a comprehensive series of prompt payment statutes that are designed to ensure the prompt payment of progress payments and retention payments to downstream contractors by imposing harsh…more
| Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Government Contracting, Real Estate - Commercial

Is the Spearin Doctrine Still a Contractor’s Shield if the Contractor Followed the Plans and Specifications?

United States v. Spearin, 248 U.S. 132, 39 S.Ct. 59 (1918) is almost 100 years old, and it is still one of the most oft-cited cases in a construction lawyer’s playbook. In numerous contested cases, Spearin has given contractors…more
| Construction Law, Military Law, Real Estate - Residential

Arizona Contractors Confront Cardinal Change

The Cardinal Change Doctrine - The “cardinal change doctrine” is a legal theory pursuant to which a contractor who is presented excessive, cumulative or otherwise material contract change orders has the right to terminate…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting

Drafting Contracts to Minimize or Avoid Claims

Many claims that arise in design and construction may be mitigated or avoided as a result of prudent contract drafting at the outset of the project. This article provides practical tips for drafting contracts to minimize or…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Comments to Forest Service Groundwater Management Directive Due September 3, 2014

Comments to the Groundwater Resource Management Directive proposed by the United States Forest Service to modify Chapter 2560 of the Forest Service Manual are due September 3, 2014. The proposed directive was published in the…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Arizona Supreme Court to Contractor: Sorry But Equitable Subrogation of a Bank’s Later Deed of Trust Trumps Earlier Mechanics’ Lien Rights

The smoke has finally cleared in a hard and long-fought battle between a bank and contractor both claiming priority to foreclose millions of dollars on a Phoenix condominium project. The project, well-known as Summit at Copper…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Breaching Bad: New Cyber Security Regs for Defense Contractors

Defense contractors with access to classified information will soon be required to quickly notify Defense Department (DOD) officials if the company’s computer network or information system is successfully penetrated in a…more
| Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting
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