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The Ska / DuClaw Trademark Dispute Over EUPHORIA, Trademark Lessons for the Craft Brewer
gTLD Update for February 2013
Registering Trademarks & Copyrights with U.S. Customs
In Colombia, as in many other countries, closing down or dissolving a business is often more complicated than setting up a new one. Although there is a lot of information related to setting up a company in this country, there...more
In March, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced administrative sanctions against Ranieri Partners LLC, which controls two private equity funds, as well as a former executive of Ranieri and a third-party...more
This is the second in a series of Foley Advisers about FATCA, the new U.S. tax regime designed to combat offshore tax evasion by U.S. taxpayers that will go into effect on January 1, 2014. Our prior installment described...more
In a recent speech given to the ABA Trading and Markets Subcommittee, David W. Blass (Chief Counsel of the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets) focused on a number of activities commonly conducted by private fund advisers...more
In This Presentation:
- Incorporation/Annual Corporate Reporting
- Foreign Corporation Authorization/Reporting
- State Tax - Registration and Reporting
- Charitable Solicitation...more
On April 5, 2013, David W. Blass, Chief Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Trading and Markets, addressed the American Bar Association’s Trading and Markets Subcommittee.1 Mr. Blass’ remarks...more
The Madrid Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Trademarks (the “Protocol”) provides a simple, unified, cost-effective means for citizens of member countries (including the United States) to register their...more
A recent public statement by a member of the senior staff (“Staff”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and recent SEC enforcement actions have reminded private equity and other private fund managers (such as...more
On 6 April 2013 new legislation governing registration of security at Companies House came into force. The new rules apply to any charges created on or after 6 April 2013. The main changes to the registration regime are...more
The Australian Government has continued with the trend of reviewing Australian patent law by commissioning a review of laws relating to patents for medicines ie pharmaceutical patents. The Pharmaceutical Patents Review Panel...more
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission staff recently released a series of letters relating to a variety of regulatory issues, including registration relief for certain entities and recordkeeping requirements for certain...more
If you work with startups as I do, one of the first issues is choosing the company or product name.
I have worked with countless marketing companies that advised their clients to “be descriptive” when selecting the...more
The Department of Homeland Security has extended Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for eligible nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua for an additional 18 months, beginning July 6, 2013, and ending Jan. 5, 2015. Current...more
On March 26, the Staff of the Division of Trading and Markets of the SEC provided no-action letter relief from the broker-dealer registration requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to FundersClub Inc. and its...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission issued a final rule affecting clearing agencies registered with both the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The final rule allows certain rule changes by such dually...more
David W. Blass, Chief Counsel, Division of Trading and Markets, SEC, recently gave a speech before the American Bar Association Trading and Markets Subcommittee on April 5, 2013. The topic of the speech was whether and when...more
Rule 15a-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 provides conditional exemptions from broker-dealer registration for foreign broker-dealers that engage in certain specified activities involving U.S. investors. These...more
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the body tasked with coordinating and preserving global Internet stability, is embarking on its largest expansion ever of the domain name system. Last week, on...more
On March 21, the Staff of the Division of Trading & Markets of the SEC published a set of FAQs on Rule 15a-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which provides conditional exemptions from Exchange Act broker-dealer...more
We previously reported that there was proposed legislation making its way through the Minnesota legislature that contained a number of amendments to the securities laws relating to investment advisers and applying a new layer...more
Is It Subversive To Borrow Money From A Foreign Government?
The California Subversive Organization Registration Law, Corporations Code Section 35000 et seq., has been on the books for decades. The law purports to...more
In this video, Robert Greene Sterne, a founding director of intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., describes the perfect patent office litigator to handle the new contested proceedings under...more
Regulations implementing a number of reforms to the trade mark system in Australia have now been released following a period of public comment and response by IP Australia. This alert focuses on the...more
In this video, McNees Intellectual Property attorney, Brian Gregg explains the basic steps every craft brewer should take to develop strong, protectable, trademarks and to avoid costly trademark disputes.
The craft beer...more
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued formal guidance to clarify the anti-money laundering obligations of administrators and exchangers of convertible virtual currency.
“Virtual” currency, unlike...more
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