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Maryland Business Law and…

Maryland Business Law and Corporate Litigation Blog

By The Law Office of William S. Heyman.

http://www.heymanfirm.com/news/
Rank this Week: 2573

Beer Law Blog

Beer Law Blog

Blog devoted to the legal issues of the craft brewer, winemaker, and distiller.

http://beerlawcenter.com/craft-beer-blog/
  • Aug 22

    Happy Hour: Myth or Reality?

    Happy Hour: Myth or Reality?
    This week’s blog post might be a real downer to some of you who look forward to happy hour. *North Carolina does NOT allow happy hour for alcohol. Eating establishments can offer happy hour for food only. See ABC Rule 2S.0232 (b). The…
  • Aug 14

    How to Advertise Correctly: Q & A

    How to Advertise Correctly: Q & A
    Breweries want to advertise their products and their beer. There is a correct way to advertise products and a-not-so-legal way to promote your business and beer. Check out the FAQs surrounding advertising. A PDF was created by the NC ABC. Can…
  • Aug 11

    How to market and advertise the CORRECT way

    How to market and advertise the CORRECT way
    Information for this blog post can be found here. Be smart about how you advertise and market your beer. Common sense is important here. Always portray drinking beer in a responsible way. Beer advertising and marketing materials should NOT:…
Rank this Week: 3034

Florida Business Litigation Blog

Florida Business Litigation Blog

Covers topics specifically concerning business litigation, procedural components of civil litigation, case law updates and legal issue analysis. By Jimerson & Cobb, P.A.

http://www.jimersoncobb.com/blog/category/florida-business-litigation/
Rank this Week: 2707

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

Commentary and information regarding the laws and regulations applicable to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs). By Gary L. Britt.

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Aug 21

    Need To Amend Your Personal Tax Return? File Form 1040X

    Need To Amend Your Personal Tax Return? File Form 1040X
    File an amended tax return to correct information that changes tax calculations.  This includes making changes to filing status and dependents, or correcting income credits or deductions. Don’t file an amended return to fix…
  • Aug 11

    IRS Tax Tips For Starting A New Busine

    IRS Tax Tips For Starting A New Busine
     If summer plans include starting a business, be sure to visit our detailed information page for entity selection, formation, and startup considerations. New business owners may also find the following five IRS tax tips…
  • Jul 24

    IRS Income Tax Tips: Making The Most Out Of Miscellaneous Deduction

    IRS Income Tax Tips: Making The Most Out Of Miscellaneous Deduction
    Miscellaneous deductions are tax breaks that generally don’t fit into a particular tax category.  They can help reduce taxable income and the amount of taxes owed.  For example, some employees can deduct certain work…
Rank this Week: 2534

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

Covers data breach prevention and responses. By Fox & Rothschild LLP.

https://dataprivacy.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2223

The Contingency

The Contingency

The Contingency offers insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Aug 20

    Uber Detours Price-Fixing Case

    Uber Detours Price-Fixing Case
    Because arbitration If you’ve ever felt that Uber costs more than it should, you can forget about fixing that in court. Under a new ruling by the Second Circuit, no matter how good your claim and regardless of how much money it…
  • Jul 23

    Dieselgate — Antitrust Edition

    Dieselgate — Antitrust Edition
    You will recall that two years ago Volkswagen got in $14.7 billion worth of class action trouble for rigging software in its diesel cars to fake compliance with U.S. emission standards. The We now learn that Volkswagen didn’t act alone.…
  • Jul 9

    Who Belongs in a Class?

    Who Belongs in a Class?
    The question of who belongs in a class action deserves a lot of think about it time. A good class definition could save class plaintiffs lots of trouble in winning certification of the class — a do-or-die event in the life of the class…
Rank this Week: 2745

Austin TX Business Law Blog

Austin TX Business Law Blog

By Sanjeev Kumar.

https://thekumarlawfirm.com/lawyer/blog/Austin-TX-Business-Law-Blog.htm
  • Aug 20

    Selecting a Registered Agent for Your Texas Busine

    Selecting a Registered Agent for Your Texas Busine
    What is a registered agent?You’ve taken the first steps towards starting your new business by selecting a business entity, but now you need to choose a registered agent for your business.  Naming a registered agent may seem like a…
  • Jul 23

    Knowing How to Sell Your Small Business in Texa

    Knowing How to Sell Your Small Business in Texa
    How do I get my business ready for sale?Selling your business can be just as complex as developing it.  If you are considering selling your small business in Texas, it is important that you understand the sales process, how to prepare…
  • Jul 16

    Texas Businesses Form Coalition to Protect Trade Between U.S. and Mexico

    Texas Businesses Form Coalition to Protect Trade Between U.S. and Mexico
    How might Texas business owners be affected by the renegotiation of NAFTA?As the United States and Mexico seek to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Texas business owners are taking their own steps to ensure trade…
Rank this Week: 2649

McNamee Lochner P.C. Firm News &…

McNamee Lochner P.C. Firm News & Events

Covers business law. By McNamee Lochner P.C.

http://www.mltw.com/news-events/
  • Aug 19

    Three McNamee Attorneys Named to 2017 Upstate New York Rising Stars® List

    Three McNamee Attorneys Named to 2017 Upstate New York Rising Stars® List
    McNamee Lochner P.C. is pleased to announce that Mathew P. Barry (Banking), Jacob F. Lamme (Business Litigation), and Jeremy H. Speich (Business & Corporate Law) have been named to the 2017 Upstate New York Rising Stars list. Mathew P.…
  • Aug 16

    McNamee Lochner Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year

    McNamee Lochner Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year
    Two McNamee Lochner attorneys, Amy S. O’Connor and John J. Privitera, have received the Albany 2018 award “Lawyer of the Year” in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. O’Connor was selected…
  • Aug 15

    Eleven McNamee Lochner Attorneys Named to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America© List

    Eleven McNamee Lochner Attorneys Named to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America© List
    McNamee Lochner P.C. is pleased to announce that 11 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018, the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. The McNamee…
Rank this Week: 2945

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Aug 18

    Some things to Consider Before Signing a Commercial Lease

    Some things to Consider Before Signing a Commercial Lease
    Startup owners may become overwhelmed in their search for commercial office space. Most often, entrepreneurs will need to lease office space because they neither own nor have the finances for purchasing the space they require. As a result,…
  • Jul 3

    Protecting the Technology Sector from Policy Changes to the H-1B Visa

    Protecting the Technology Sector from Policy Changes to the H-1B Visa
    On April 18, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at reforming the visa program for foreign technical workers. While the order itself calls for relatively tame measures, it signals a larger trend in the visa program…
  • Jun 19

    LLC or Corporation: Which is Right for my Startup?

    LLC or Corporation: Which is Right for my Startup?
    When forming a startup, owners face the challenge of selecting a business entity that best fits with their personal and professional objectives. Although there are several business entities in the State of California, most startups elect to…
Rank this Week: 2525

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Lawsuit Over Control of Uber Turns on What the Parties Knew and When They Knew It

    Lawsuit Over Control of Uber Turns on What the Parties Knew and When They Knew It
    Paris, France, December 10, 2013. LeWeb Day 1. Image by Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media Ride sharing behemoth Uber is keeping plenty of lawyers busy. The latest lawsuit concerns control over its board of directors and whether its founder and…
  • Aug 11

    When Does a Bad Online Review Cross the Line Into Defamation?

    When Does a Bad Online Review Cross the Line Into Defamation?
    Online reviews can help a business grow or cause it to shrink. They are increasingly powerful, double edged tools. Some businesses work very hard to obtain positive reviews and that effort can hit heavy head winds because of an anonymous,…
  • Jul 29

    Why having a written agreement is important for business transactions?

    Why having a written agreement is important for business transactions?
    I just got off the phone with one potential client, and we are talking about a business dealing without a written agreement. No judgment zone here, but I just think it’s not a good idea. I understand that a lot of times, because of…
Rank this Week: 3117

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://fashioncounsel.com
Rank this Week: 2966

Portland Business & Commercial Law…

Portland Business & Commercial Law Blog

By Slinde Nelson Stanford.

http://www.slindenelson.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Former exec wins partial victory in business litigation appeal

    Former exec wins partial victory in business litigation appeal
    It is not unusual in Oregon and elsewhere for former executives to be pitted in litigation with the companies that they previously served, and in some instances, by the companies that they founded. This type of business litigation is…
  • Aug 9

    Gucci starts business litigation case to stop trademark use

    Gucci starts business litigation case to stop trademark use
    Trademark disputes are a common aspect of business litigation in Oregon and nationwide. Sometimes it is a battle of giants, where a company claims that one of its competitors has used a trademark that is deceptively similar to its own....
  • Aug 4

    Understanding sole proprietorship

    Understanding sole proprietorship
    For many people, the notion of "going into business for themselves" probably seems like an inherently complex, intimidating, or even impossible undertaking. After all, there would be demand to generate, production to manage, orders…
Rank this Week: 3573

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Aug 17

    Recommended Reading: Declassified Boards Are Much More Likely to Be Diverse

    Recommended Reading: Declassified Boards Are Much More Likely to Be Diverse
    This week we highlight a publication by Equilar titled, Declassified Boards Are Much More Likely to Be Diverse. The Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI) has reported that, at the current pace of growth in female representation on public…
  • Aug 3

    Recommended Reading: Corporate Cyber Risk Disclosures Jump in 2017

    Recommended Reading: Corporate Cyber Risk Disclosures Jump in 2017
    This week we highlight Bloomberg BNA’s analysis “Corporate Cyber Risk Disclosures Jump Dramatically in 2017,” which examines SEC annual and quarterly filings from 2010 to June 30, 2017. The findings show that more public…
  • Jul 31

    Securities Class Action Filings at an All-Time High

    Securities Class Action Filings at an All-Time High
    Federal securities fraud class action filings have been on a meteoric rise over the past 18 months. According to a recent report released by Cornerstone Research, plaintiffs filed 226 new federal securities fraud class action cases in the…
Rank this Week: 2385

Emerging Companies Insider

Emerging Companies Insider

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://emergingcompanies.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 17

    Curing Corporate Missteps Under Delaware Corporate Law

    Curing Corporate Missteps Under Delaware Corporate Law
    As every founder knows, starting and scaling a company is an extremely difficult and multi-faceted undertaking. Unfortunately, given the size and complexity of the average founder’s workload, it is no surprise that emerging companies…
  • Aug 7

    Tax Implications of Your Stock Option

    Tax Implications of Your Stock Option
    Attracting and retaining high-performing employees is critical to the success of any emerging company. A key ingredient to securing the right talent base is an attractive and aligned remuneration plan. Most emerging companies will structure…
  • Jul 26

    Trump Administration Delays Regulations To Fast-Track Startup

    Trump Administration Delays Regulations To Fast-Track Startup
    The Trump administration recently announced it is delaying – and likely rescinding – the Obama-era International Entrepreneur Rule (the “Rule”). The Rule was slated to go into effect on July 17, 2017. It would have…
Rank this Week: 2160

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Aug 17

    Teilung der Erbschaft: Zuteilung von Losen

    Teilung der Erbschaft: Zuteilung von Losen
    In seinem Urteil vom 22. Juni 2017 (5A_396/2015) behandelt das Bundesgericht Fragen zur Zuweisung von Losen im Zusammenhang mit einer Erbteilung. Sind die Voraussetzungen für die Bildung von solchen Losen erfüllt und können…
  • Aug 14

    MWST: Konsultativgremium

    MWST: Konsultativgremium
    Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (ESTV) hat Ende Juli 2017 die ersten Entwürfe zur Änderung der MWST-Info 07 Steuerbemessung und Steuersätze sowie der MWST-Branchen Info 08 Hotel- und Gastgewerbe publik gemacht. Zu den…
  • Aug 1

    Retrozessionen: Verjährung der Herausgabeansprüche auf Versicherungsprämien

    Retrozessionen: Verjährung der Herausgabeansprüche auf Versicherungsprämien
    Das Bundesgericht hat mehrmals bestätigt, dass ein Beauftragter im Rahmen des Auftragsverhältnisses alle von Dritten erhaltenen Retrozessionen, die in einem inneren Zusammenhang zur Auftragsausführung stehen dem Auftraggeber…
Rank this Week: 3152

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Aug 16

    1851 Recognizes Tom Spadea as a 2017 Legal Player

    1851 Recognizes Tom Spadea as a 2017 Legal Player
    1851 Franchise completed their nominations of the best of the best attorneys in franchising (Legal Player Awards) for 2017, and our own Tom Spadea was selected as a recipient. As part of this award, 1851 interviewed Tom to learn more about…
  • Aug 11

    Tickets Available for Philadelphia Franchise Association's September Lunch & Learn

    Tickets Available for Philadelphia Franchise Association's September Lunch & Learn
    The Lunch & Learn for September is quickly approaching! Hosted by the Philadelphia Franchise Association, Lunch & Learn is a quarterly Q&A panel discussion and networking opportunity. Tickets for the event are available now. Come…
  • Jul 26

    The Lifecycle of a Franchise System

    The Lifecycle of a Franchise System
    Franchising is a get-rich-slow, exponential growth strategy. It takes some time to take root and the first few years require patience and investment. You are setting your business up for explosive future growth by planting the seeds of…
Rank this Week: 3516

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
Rank this Week: 3957

Blog: News & Legal Articles from…

Blog: News & Legal Articles from Our Team

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.ds-l.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    New I-9 Form – Employment Eligibility Verification

    New I-9 Form – Employment Eligibility Verification
    Employment Eligibility Verification Form The I-9 form is used by employers to verify both the identity and eligibility of individuals for employment in the United States.  The new form goes into effect on September 18, 2017.  You…
  • Jul 18

    Non-Disclosure Agreements – Employee Solicitation

    Non-Disclosure Agreements – Employee Solicitation
    Non-Disclosure Agreements – Protect Your Employees This week I reviewed three Non-Disclosure Agreements and was surprised when two of the NDAs were silent regarding employee solicitation. Working with clients over the years I have found…
  • Jun 21

    EU’s GDPR Data Privacy Law Affects US Busine

    EU’s GDPR Data Privacy Law Affects US Busine
    The General Data Protection Regulation, more commonly known as the GDPR, replaced an inconsistent country by country approach to how companies were required to handle the personal data of European Union (EU) residents.  The EU Parliament…
Rank this Week: 4604

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

Covers business law, employment agreements, and start-up considerations. By Anne Marie Segal.

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Aug 14

    Four Steps to Creating Emails that Get Result

    Four Steps to Creating Emails that Get Result
    With everyone pressed for time and email inboxes overflowing, one of the worst things you can do is fire off an email that is unread, left lingering or summarily deleted. Not only do poor emails waste time on both ends – minutes and…
  • Jun 26

    “Good” LinkedIn Profile Pictures: What Do They Actually Look Like?

    “Good” LinkedIn Profile Pictures: What Do They Actually Look Like?
    What makes a "good" photo is subjective and somewhat elusive, right? When you are talking about art photography, yes. What appeals to one person may not make any impression on another. In the case of LinkedIn profile pictures, however, there…
  • Jun 15

    I “Passed” My Kirkus Review! Master the Interview by Anne Marie Segal

    I “Passed” My Kirkus Review! Master the Interview by Anne Marie Segal
    As an indie author, when you submit your book to Kirkus Reviews, you hold your breath waiting to hear what they will write. They are not the only voice, but they are quite an important one! Fortunately, I have good news to report! 
Rank this Week: 3801

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Aug 11

    Asset Protection Beyond the Grave: Claims Against a Deceased Person’s Asset

    Asset Protection Beyond the Grave: Claims Against a Deceased Person’s Asset
    In 2017 there have been a variety of discussions among leading estate planning attorneys about the extent to which Ohio law now protects a deceased person’s assets from the claims of a creditor.  For many years it has been clear…
  • Dec 13

    Reflections on 2016 Ohio Asset Protection Development

    Reflections on 2016 Ohio Asset Protection Development
    During 2016, Ohio continued to stand out as one of the best asset protection jurisdictions in the country.  I have noticed that more people are becoming aware of the significant opportunities offered by Ohio’s Legacy Trust…
  • Nov 29

    Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLC

    Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLC
    Ohio amended its limited liability company statute earlier this year.  As I explained in prior posts on June 16 and July 15, 2016, the amendments strengthened the asset protection provisions of the statute. One of the most important…
Rank this Week: 3674

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
  • Aug 11

    Three Birds with One Stone: New Russia, North Korea and Iran Sanction

    Three Birds with One Stone: New Russia, North Korea and Iran Sanction
    On August 2, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which strengthened U.S. sanctions on Russia, North Korea and Iran. CAATSA had been passed by overwhelming…
  • Aug 3

    OFAC Updates FAQs on the Cuba Sanctions Program

    OFAC Updates FAQs on the Cuba Sanctions Program
    On June 16, 2017, President Trump issued a National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba, which began the process to alter some aspects of U.S. policy toward Cuba. [See prior blog post…
  • Aug 1

    Senate Minority Leader Urges President Trump to Suspend Chinese Acquisitions of U.S. Companie

    Senate Minority Leader Urges President Trump to Suspend Chinese Acquisitions of U.S. Companie
    Recent public reports indicate Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the Senate Democratic Leader, has authored a letter to President Trump requesting the President order the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to suspend the…
Rank this Week: 2700

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Aug 10

    Considerations When Selecting a Guardian for Minor Children

    Considerations When Selecting a Guardian for Minor Children
    It is something every parent thinks about—what will happen to my kids if I die? It’s, understandably not one of the most pleasant things to think about, but having a contingency plan in place in the event something happens can be…
  • Jul 14

    Give Your Business a Legal Checkup

    Give Your Business a Legal Checkup
    In the words of Benjamin Franklin, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."  Few places is that more evident than in the field of law, where taking proper measures to protect one's interests preeminently can ward off…
  • Jul 10

    An Excerpt from Solo out of Law School | Turn Downsides Upside Down

    An Excerpt from Solo out of Law School | Turn Downsides Upside Down
    There are endless reasons not to start a law firm. Think about it. After all, you have no experience, no paying clients, stiff competition from alternative legal service providers with massive marketing budgets and worst of all, a very real…
Rank this Week: 3752

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business transactions and international small business law. By Daniel H. Erskine.

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Starting & Growing Business in New York State

    Starting & Growing Business in New York State
    The New York Empire State Development’s Small Business Division has put together a unified website collecting various New York State programs/services offered to New York small business to start-up or expand their small businesses. The…
  • Apr 21

    Technological Innovation Government Program

    Technological Innovation Government Program
    For small businesses looking to conduct research and development, while needing funds to realize their small business technology, check out The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR "is a highly competitive program that…
  • Feb 17

    Barriers to Digital Trade

    Barriers to Digital Trade
    In January 2017 the Congressional Research Service drafted a report entitled Digital Trade and U.S. Trade Policy. The Report (43 pages long) complies information from across various sectors to describe barriers faced by US companies in…
Rank this Week: 4426

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3525

Texas Business Law Blog

Texas Business Law Blog

Covers events affecting small and mid-sized businesses in Texas. By David Willis.

http://www.dbwillislaw.com/texas-business-law-blog/
  • Aug 8

    Texas AG Issues Opinion on When Tree Ordinances Could Result In A Taking of Private Property Right

    Texas AG Issues Opinion on When Tree Ordinances Could Result In A Taking of Private Property Right
    The Texas Attorney General recently issued opinion KP-0155 addressing the issue of whether, under certain circumstances, municipal tree preservation ordinances might violate the Takings Clause of the Texas Constitution. The opinion begins by…
  • Apr 14

    Comptroller Announces Texas Taxpayer Bill of Right

    Comptroller Announces Texas Taxpayer Bill of Right
    Yesterday the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar, announced the creation of the Texas Taxpayer Bill of Rights.  These were promulgated as part of his goals to address taxpayer concerns in an efficient and respectful…
  • Apr 14

    Comptroller Announces Texas Taxpayer Bill of Right

    Comptroller Announces Texas Taxpayer Bill of Right
    Yesterday the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar, announced the creation of the Texas Taxpayer Bill of Rights.  These were promulgated as part of his goals to address taxpayer concerns in an efficient and respectful…
Rank this Week: 4200

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Aug 8

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill
    Last week, the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) in Malaysia’s Parliament passed the Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill 2017. The bill implements the provisions of the Convention on Biological…
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug
    Louisiana’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rebekah Gee, is attempting to persuade politicians to support the use of 28 USC § 1498, a federal statute that allows the federal government intentionally to infringe patents, to arrange for…
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
Rank this Week: 2788

Nathan Roach

Nathan Roach

Covers technology, intellectual property, and business law.

http://www.nathanroach.com/
  • Aug 8

    The importance of honesty in crowdfunding.

    The importance of honesty in crowdfunding.
    There are some truly whimsical, fantastical ideas you see on product crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter. Sometimes they turn out to be the real thing. But often, if it seems to be too good to be true, it is. Exhibit A would be the Lily…
  • Aug 26

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014
    After lots of advocacy, and a few false starts, investment crowdfunding is coming to Texas. Regardless of what happens with JOBS Act Title III crowdfunding, Texas is poised to be the first state to begin equity crowdfunding en masse. Because…
  • Aug 26

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014
    After lots of advocacy, and a few false starts, investment crowdfunding is coming to Texas. Regardless of what happens with JOBS Act Title III crowdfunding, Texas is poised to be the first state to begin equity crowdfunding en masse. Because…
Rank this Week: 3204

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
Rank this Week: 4114

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
Rank this Week: 4025

CBL Business Law Blog

CBL Business Law Blog

Explores business law issues as they relate to SMEs in the UK and any international business wanting to trade in Britain. By Cousins Business Law.

http://www.business-lawfirm.co.uk/blog/
  • Aug 8

    Get the right licences for playing and screening

    Get the right licences for playing and screening
    What licences do you need to screen entertainment and play music in your venue?These requirements apply if you are entertaining the public in your venue or just entertaining your staff.Screening TV and filmsFirst of all you may need…
  • Aug 1

    It's important to get an agreement in writing

    It's important to get an agreement in writing
    The recent high profile case between Jeffrey Blue and Mike Ashley has brought a reminder from the High Court on how a contract is formed in English law and why it is so important to record any agreement in writing.On 26 July 2017 Mr Justice…
  • Jul 13

    Questions to ask your advisor in a business partner dispute

    Questions to ask your advisor in a business partner dispute
    Whom do you turn to when you’re in dispute with yourbusiness partner(s) and what should you ask them? How do you know whether your accountant or local solicitor isthe best person to advise you? For many business owners and…
Rank this Week: 3200

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Aug 7

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures – Ancillary Restraint

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures – Ancillary Restraint
    My latest piece on joint ventures — and the ancillary restraints doctrine — is available here.
  • Aug 1

    Speaking on Joint Venture

    Speaking on Joint Venture
    I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Antitrust Concerns With Joint Ventures and Other Collaborations: Balancing Competitive vs. Anti-Competitive Effects” scheduled for Thursday,…
  • Jul 3

    Happy Fourth of July!

    Happy Fourth of July!
    More blog entries to come soon.
Rank this Week: 3273

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Aug 7

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest
    Los Angeles Attorney KC Marie Knox isn’t just a talented lawyer. She has a creative, artsy side that made recent news. KC was recognized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s “Valley Lawyer” magazine for her…
  • Apr 19

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership
    Continuing from our last post, Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture, Ownership of your business is key. It is the symbol of your own hard work and passion, and security for the success of your future decisions. The more…
  • Mar 28

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)
    From entrepreneurs to trusted advisors, financing a new business venture can be extraordinarily challenging. When you are considering your options, however, be very cautious about giving up ownership. Such a strategy can help get your…
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Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Aug 6

    Big Woes for Zillo

    Big Woes for Zillo
    BIG WOES FOR ZILLO Zillo, the gigantic online real-estate database company, has a gigantic headache, legally speaking. It is currently the target of a class action lawsuit in Illinois. Zillow is the website that allows a person to search…
  • Jul 29

    CYBER-SECURITY- A VITAL PRECAUTION

    CYBER-SECURITY- A VITAL PRECAUTION
    CYBER-SECURITY–A VITAL PRECAUTION It is time for businesses to give cyber-crime protection high priority; the sooner the better.  The mounting numbers of cyber-attacks on businesses are a serious threat to every sort of commercial…
  • Jul 22

    Threats on Social Media: Are They Protected Free Speech?

    Threats on Social Media: Are They Protected Free Speech?
    Are Threats on Social Media Protected Free Speech? In our information age – the Age of Google, you might say – everybody knows that free speech is protected by the first amendment.  And many believe that one can say whatever…
Rank this Week: 3120

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2542

Private Business Counsel

Private Business Counsel

Covers private company management, business succession, formation, capital venture funding, tax structuring, startup counseling, and operations. By Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP.

https://corporateblog.mmwr.com/
Rank this Week: 2206

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Covers business and injury law. By Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP.

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    A Bunch of Hot Air – The AC in GMC and Chevy Trucks Simply Does Not Work

    A Bunch of Hot Air – The AC in GMC and Chevy Trucks Simply Does Not Work
    If you own a GMC or Chevrolet vehicle, you may have noticed that the air conditioning is not…well…working. You are not alone, as a number of consumers have complained that their GMC and Chevrolet vehicles pumped out only hot…
  • Jul 10

    LG Washers Off Balance with UE Error Code

    LG Washers Off Balance with UE Error Code
    “This washer is supposed to be top of the line material!” This type of frustration has been voiced by a significant number of LG washer owners during the past few years. LG promotes their washers as “energy efficient”…
  • Jun 12

    Feeling Lost in Your Mazda?

    Feeling Lost in Your Mazda?
    Generally, when you buy a car and are promised a feature—like air conditioning, satellite radio, or navigation—you expect that feature to continue to work/exist AFTER you take your car off the lot. Well, this expectation seems not…
Rank this Week: 2521

Lanard and Associates Blog

Lanard and Associates Blog

Franchise law information and tips for franchisors, franchisees and the franchise industry; commercial lease information for prospective and existing tenants; and other business legal news and information.

http://lanardandassociates.com/blog/
  • Aug 1

    What Is The Difference Between a License and a Franchise?

    What Is The Difference Between a License and a Franchise?
    What is the difference between a license and a franchise? Many people confuse a trademark license and a franchise.  Even attorneys who are not experienced in the niche area of franchise law may find it confusing to differentiate between…
  • Jul 25

    FOUR STEPS TO VALIDATE A FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY

    FOUR STEPS TO VALIDATE A FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY
    Before you invest in a franchise opportunity, it is important to take the following four steps to validate the franchise opportunity: CALL FRANCHISEES THAT ARE IN THE SYSTEM This is an important initial step in validating a franchise…
  • Jul 19

    Top 10 Questions To Ask Existing Franchisees Before You Buy A Franchise

    Top 10 Questions To Ask Existing Franchisees Before You Buy A Franchise
    What Are The Top Ten Questions To Ask Existing Franchisees Before You Buy A Franchise? I always recommend that individuals looking to buy or invest in a franchise opportunity speak with existing franchisees of that system before moving…
Rank this Week: 2252

Franchise Law Update

Franchise Law Update

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://franchiselaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 31

    Court: Philadelphia Beverage Tax Is Constitutional

    Court: Philadelphia Beverage Tax Is Constitutional
    Updating our blog postss of March 29, July 7 and December 26 of 2016, an appeal to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania seeking to invalidate the Philadelphia Beverage Tax on Sugar Sweetened Beverages (the “PBT”)…
  • Jul 31

    Is Everything “Settled” in Your Settlement Agreement? Not Quite!

    Is Everything “Settled” in Your Settlement Agreement? Not Quite!
    A recent case involving the Whataburger franchise system reminds franchisors of the importance of the use of iron-clad language when granting future development rights. In Whataburger, Inc. et. al. (“Whataburger”) v. Whataburger…
  • Jul 30

    Canada’s Horrible Anti-Spam Law Almost Got Even More Horrible

    Canada’s Horrible Anti-Spam Law Almost Got Even More Horrible
    As many Canadians, as well as foreign companies doing business in Canada, now know, the cornerstone of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) is a general prohibition against sending any “commercial electronic message” without the…
Rank this Week: 2147

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Covers corporate and commercial practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 31

    Chancery Denies Relief Under Agreement to Negotiate

    Chancery Denies Relief Under Agreement to Negotiate
    In the letter opinion of Windsor I, LLC v. CWCapital Asset Management LLC, C.A. No. 12977-CB (Del. Ch. July 31, 2017), the Court of Chancery determined the enforceability of an agreement to negotiate, under Maryland law.…
  • Jul 11

    Chancery Amends Rules Governing Motion Practice

    Chancery Amends Rules Governing Motion Practice
    Effective August 1, 2017, an amendment to Court of Chancery Rule 171(f) will go effective, setting forth word limitations for non-dispositive motions, and letters to the Court.  Under the amendment, motions filed with the…
  • Jun 11

    Sections 204 and 205 of the DGCL Cannot Remedy Unauthorized Corporate Act

    Sections 204 and 205 of the DGCL Cannot Remedy Unauthorized Corporate Act
    In a matter of first impression, the Court of Chancery considered whether an “unauthorized” act–one that the majority of stockholders entitled to vote deliberately declined to authorize–but that the corporation…
Rank this Week: 2371

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 28

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prohibits Certain Arbitration Clause

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prohibits Certain Arbitration Clause
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) released a final rule that prohibits certain financial service companies from blocking class action lawsuits with pre-dispute arbitration clauses and class action waiver clauses in…
  • Jul 15

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule
    By James Pieper In 2016, a dramatic overhaul of the rules for eligibility and payment of overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was on the verge of taking effect before being halted by an injunction issued by a federal judge. With…
  • Jul 14

    IRS Adopts Simplified Form for Small Nonprofit

    IRS Adopts Simplified Form for Small Nonprofit
    By James Pieper The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has adopted a new, shorter online form for small charitable organizations seeking nonprofit status. The Form 1023-EZ reduces the existing 26-page form to three pages for qualifying…
Rank this Week: 2846

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jul 28

    DOL increases fringe rate under Service Contract Act, issues reminder

    DOL increases fringe rate under Service Contract Act, issues reminder
    On July 25, the Department of Labor issued an all agency memorandum announcing an increase in the fringe rate contribution required under the Service Contract Act (SCA). The rate will increase from $4.27 to $4.41 per hour, effective August…
  • Jul 25

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule
    In response to court challenges to the federal overtime rule that was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DoL) has decided not to advocate for the minimum weekly salary ($913) required by the...
  • Jul 5

    What Oregon’s expanded version of the Equal Pay Act of 2017 means for employer

    What Oregon’s expanded version of the Equal Pay Act of 2017 means for employer
    The Oregon legislature recently enacted an expanded Equal Pay Act designed to eliminate discriminatory pay practices based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation (as defined in ORS 174.100), national origin, marital status, veteran…
Rank this Week: 2124

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jul 28

    Roadside Drug Testing

    Roadside Drug Testing
    Roadside Drug Testing: In 2016, Governor Snyder signed the Barbara J. and Thomas J. Swift Law.  This new law stems from a fatal car accident that occurred on Mar 20, 2013 in Escanaba.  A man, driving a logging truck, ran a red light…
  • Jul 25

    Michigan Speed Limit Increase

    Michigan Speed Limit Increase
    Michigan Speed Limit Increases: Increased Speed Limit Legislation Michigan lawmakers have enacted legislation that allows for motorists to increase their speed on many of the state’s roadways. Public Act 445, passed in late 2016,…
  • Jun 22

    Sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan?

    Sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan?
    Portfolio Recovery Associates Lawsuits: Have you been sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan ?  Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC is a buyer of charged off debt. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC may be showing up on your…
Rank this Week: 4503

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Jul 27

    Reflections on a Rewarding Year with the NCBA YLD

    Reflections on a Rewarding Year with the NCBA YLD
    I'm no longer a young lawyer.A few days ago, I handed over an enormous gavel, signifying the end of my term as leader of the more than 6,400 members of the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association. It has been an…
  • Jul 27

    It's Time for a Change

    It's Time for a Change
    Over the past six years, I have really enjoyed sharing thoughts with you on this blog and participating in some of the conversations that have arisen from the posts.Having recently departed private practice to work as in-house counsel, my…
  • Jul 25

    In a First, a Federal Court Finds Grocery Store's Website Fails to Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    In a First, a Federal Court Finds Grocery Store's Website Fails to Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    A recent case has organizations all over the U.S. concerned about litigation over website accessibility. In the first federal decision of its kind, a federal judge in Florida concluded that Winn-Dixie, a regional grocery store chain, was…
Rank this Week: 3866

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Jul 27

    Some Quick Thoughts on Opening Statements, Closing Arguments and Jury Deliberation

    Some Quick Thoughts on Opening Statements, Closing Arguments and Jury Deliberation
    This will likely be the last piece I write on last month’s trial.  We are scheduled to start another trial in January 2018, with additional trials in April and May, and they may gin up some additional insights that I think are…
  • Jul 27

    E-Commerce Disruption – Tenant’s Tizzy

    E-Commerce Disruption – Tenant’s Tizzy
    For over a decade On the Skware Toy Soldiers and its owners, Boo & Woo, the Skware brothers, have enjoyed the shopping traffic brought to their retail store that’s located in the same shopping center as Athletics Authoritiez, a…
  • Jun 30

    Why Videotaped Deposition Testimony can be More Powerful than Live Witnesse

    Why Videotaped Deposition Testimony can be More Powerful than Live Witnesse
    Although our judicial system historically prefers live witness testimony over testimony of witnesses through a deposition, today’s technology allows even seasoned trial lawyers the ability to present witnesses through videotaped…
Rank this Week: 4903

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Jul 26

    SEC Report on Tokens as Securities: Seven Takeaway

    SEC Report on Tokens as Securities: Seven Takeaway
    One of the more interesting phenomena in early-stage investing is the recent emergence of initial coin offerings (“ICOs”), token generation events (“TGEs”), or similar distributed ledger or blockchain-enabled means for…
  • Jun 7

    Getting up to speed on blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and ICO

    Getting up to speed on blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and ICO
    Much has been written recently on blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO). Unfortunately, for non-computer scientists (like me), trying to understand these concepts and their potential implications can…
  • May 19

    Prize Promotions Around the World: New Handbook

    Prize Promotions Around the World: New Handbook
    DLA Piper is pleased to announce the launch of Prize Promotions Around the World, an updated edition of our popular handbook. Prize Promotions Around the World is an online tool designed to assist companies across the globe in managing…
Rank this Week: 3990