Today is Cyber Monday. If you sell farm equipment or airplane engines, you probably don’t care. But if you’re like most of us and you survived Black Friday, then you probably care.
As we have written many times over the years, if you are selling goods into China, sourcing goods from China, or even just doing business in China or with China, you probably should be registering a trademark in China for your logos and brand names.
Despite all the post-election talk of a chastened GOP promising flexibility on comprehensive immigration reform (CIR), Republicans seem more determined than ever to reduce the number of green cards issued annually. They would do so by eliminating the Diversity Visa lottery.
It’s been nearly two months since Connecticut’s “medical marijuana” law became effective. Yet many employers have been blissfully ignorant about what the law provides, perhaps because Connecticut does not yet have a home-grown supply of marijuana and the registration process is just beginning.
How well do you pay attention? Are you like Sherlock Holmes? When you are with a client do you see things others miss? Do you listen and hear things others miss? I think most lawyers are not like Sherlock Holmes and do not listen or observe as well as they could. Why? I believe we are too focused on what we are going to say and too impatient.
This mix of items from around the web may be just the thing after a long weekend of leftover turkey –even though we are well aware that nothing can come close to a heaping helping of Turkey Tetrazzini three days after Thanksgiving.
The week of Thanksgiving is traditionally a quiet one – dedicated rightly to giving thanks for what we have with a touch of jostling for more as Black Friday has blended backward into Thanksgiving Day. In addition to shopping, Black Friday traditionally is a quite time in the government – time to clean the office and fix some long-neglected projects.
Entrepreneur and the father of RSS/blogging, Dave Winer, summarized a recent podcast interview he listened to with Ev Williams, a co-founder of Twitter, regarding Ev’s new start-up, Medium. A number of Winer’s bullets on Ev’s comments re Medium are right in line with what I’ve been thinking the future holds for blogging and the use of social media by lawyers and other other professionals.
On November 20, 2012, the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in EEOC v. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, No. 11-2848 (7th Cir. 2012), affirming a district court order granting summary judgment against the EEOC.
A story by the New York Times Michael Kaplan (@mgkaplan89) regarding financial firms blocking employee access to social media is making rounds on the Internet today. Though first and second year financial analysts apparently work 80 hours per week, there is a lot of dead time waiting for someone to turn something around or receiving your next assignment.