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The Waiting Game: What to Do (and Not Do) While an Exemption Application is Pending

So, you have thoughtfully and thoroughly prepared the Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) (“Form 1023” or “application”) on behalf of a charity, and filed it with the IRS along with a...more

Challenging the Denial of a Trademark Application in District Court Just Got More Expensive

In Shammas v. Focarino, the Eastern District of Virginia holds that an applicant must pay the government attorney's fees regardless of the applicant's success in a Section 1071(b) civil matter. ...more

CFPB Brings First Enforcement Action Involving Deferred Interest Products, Imposes Novel and Burdensome Application Requirements...

Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced a consent order with GE Capital Retail Bank and its subsidiary CareCredit (collectively “CareCredit”) related to what the CFPB alleges were unfair and...more

Application for State Funds Not A "Project" Under CEQA

In City of Irvine v. County of Orange (“City of Irvine”) (published and modified on November 22, 2013), the Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s ruling that the County of Orange’s (“County”) application...more

Trademark Highlights from the IPO’s 2013 IP Record

While economists often look to patent activity as an indicator of economic health, trademark application and registration statistics can also reflect innovation, business development, and overall industry activity. The...more

New Deadline set for FCA Applications for New Permissions under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

UK asset managers may have understood that they had until July 2014 to apply to become Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) under the AIFM Directive (AIFMD). However, in a recent statement, the UK Financial Conduct...more

Applying for a Permit, License, Certification or Registration from DHEC

In this presentation: - Which Permit(s) Do I Need? - Your Planning List - How long will the Permitting Process Take? - Planning Process Time Frames for Some of DHEC's More Common Permits -...more

Applications Outsourcing Pricing - Part 3

As noted in our previous blog postings on the subject (Applications Outsourcing Pricing - Part 1 and Applications Outsourcing Pricing - Part 2), the most prevalent model for pricing applications outsourcing services involves...more

Days Of Wine And Roses

Who's whining now? - Certainly not some of Michigan's 60 small vineyard owners, who are a step closer to being able to hand out samples and sell wine at local farmers markets....more

Labor Letter, June 2013: Becoming A Resume Lie Detector

Society of Human Resource Management studies show that 53% of job applicants lie on their resumes. Other research has placed the number at between 30% and 50%, with one 2011 study saying that 80% of resumes are – at a minimum...more

Corporations Code Reaches Contracts And Conveyances By Foreign Corporations

Corporations Code Section 313 generally provides that in the absence of actual knowledge of lack of authority, a contract executed by a corporation is not invalidated by any lack of authority of the signing officers provided...more

The Wide World of Trademarks

As I was digging around recently for some information regarding worldwide trademark activity, I ran across the 2012 State of Trademark Report from Thomson CompuMark and got caught up in the reports and statistics of the World...more

Mississippi CON Report - May 2013

In This Report: - I. April 2013 - Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting - II. Certificate of Need Program Report – Filings/Reports Since March 2013 CON Meeting - A. Letters of Intent to Change...more

Revised Instructions for Rescheduling ASC Appointments

Application Support Centers, often called an ASC, offer fingerprinting services, usually after filing of an application for an immigration benefit. Applicants are usually notified about an ASC appointment by mail and should...more

Florida's Unemployment Process Violates The ADA - Warning For Employers

Florida's requirement that applicants for unemployment insurance apply over the Internet and take an online skills test discriminated against the disabled, because they could not easily access the computerized process,...more

As the CFPB Turns … And Other Consumer Financial Services News

In this week’s episode of As the CFPB Turns questions remain regarding Director(?) Richard Cordray’s constitutional authority to act as the Director of the CFPB. House Financial Services Committee Chairman, Jeb Hensarling,...more

PG&E Files Rate Application to Allocate a Requested $5.3 Billion in Increased Revenues - Application Protests Due by May 17

Last week, the Pacific Gas & Electric Company filed its General Rate Case Phase 2 Application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The application requests that the CPUC approve new electric rates for...more

Customer Identity Verification to be Implemented at USCIS Field Offices

Beginning May 6, 2013, USCIS will implement Customer Identity Verification (“CIV”) in its field offices. This will require individuals to submit biometric data (fingerprints and photographs) when appearing for interviews or...more

Trade-mark Oppositions: When “Close” becomes “Too Close”

When is one trade-mark too close to another? This is a question that we work through collaboratively with our trade-mark clients. The short answer is: “It depends…” The long answer is illustrated by these two recent cases. A...more

Competition Tribunal Dismisses Commissioner’s Application Against TREB and Confirms That Abuse of Dominance Applies Only When...

In an unexpectedly brief decision dated April 15, 2013, the Competition Tribunal dismissed the Commissioner of Competition’s application challenging certain practices of the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) under the abuse of...more

Mississippi CON Report - April 2013

In This Report - - I. March 2013 - Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting - II. Certificate of Need Program Report – Filings/Reports Since February 2013 CON Meeting - A. Letters of Intent to Change...more

Green Energy - Introduction to microFIT

The microFIT Program was launched in 2009 as part of the Ontario government’s efforts to increase renewable energy in the province. The Program provides eligible participants with the opportunity to develop a small, or...more

DOJ ADA Settlement Involving Hepatitis B Sends Critical Message to Higher Ed and Medical Providers

The DOJ has concluded that two medical schools had no lawful basis for excluding applicants who had active cases of Hepatitis B because they could not show that these individuals posed a direct threat to the health and safety...more

Activity at the Federal Trade Commission

There is much going on at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) these days, particularly in the privacy arena. In addition to the settlements discussed below, today the White House confirmed that President Obama will nominate...more

Amendments to Kazakhstan’s Registration Law

Key changes affect the registration and re-registration of legal entities in Kazakhstan. ...more

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