Offensive Trademarks Are Protected Under the First Amendment

Offensive Trademarks Are Protected Under the First Amendment The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a provision of federal trademark law banning offensive trademarks from federal registration is unconstitutional. Matal v. Tam, No. 15-1293 (U.S. June 19, 2017). The case concerned a dance rock band’s application for a federal trademark registration of the band’s name, “The Slants.” “Slants” is a derogatory term for persons of Asian descent. View Full Post
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California’s 5 Worst Cities and Counties for Commercial Cannabis

By | Canna Law Blog™ | June 23, 2017
California’s 5 Worst Cities and Counties for Commercial Cannabis There have been countless reports of how California’s medical and adult use cannabis markets under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act and the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (now, combined under the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA“)) will generate billions of dollars in revenue. View Full Post
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The Dominican Republic’s New Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act

By | Latin America Legal | June 23, 2017
The Dominican Republic’s New Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act In an effort to bring the Dominican legal framework up to date with new international standards, on June 1, 2017, the Executive Power of the Dominican Republic promulgated the new Anti-money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act 155-17 (“New Law”). The New Law overhauls the Anti-money Laundering Act 72-02 of June 7, 2002, to allow for a more adequate, coherent and contemporary legal framework. View Full Post
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Terminating a China Employee Without Severance: The Shanghai Version

By | China Law Blog | June 23, 2017
Terminating a China Employee Without Severance: The Shanghai Version As I have previously written, one of the best grounds for terminating a China-based employee without having to pay severance is serious breach of employer rules and regulations. I have also written how employers may have no remedy against an employee if they have no specific provisions in their rules and regulations justifying the termination of an employee for serious wrongdoing. View Full Post
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Court of Milan Rules On Interim Measure Ordering the Halt of the Pricing and Reimbursement Procedure of a Generic Product

By | LimeGreenIP News | June 23, 2017
Court of Milan Rules On Interim Measure Ordering the Halt of the Pricing and Reimbursement Procedure of a Generic Product By order issued on June 18, 2017, in summary proceedings brought by Teva against Mylan and Synthon for the alleged infringement of EP 2 361 924 (covering a manufacturing process for the active ingredient glatiramer acetate), the Court of Milan revoked the interim measure granted inaudita altera parte (i.e. View Full Post
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There’s No Crying at Work! but if an Employee Does Cry, is That Sufficient Notice of the Need for FMLA Leave?

By | FMLA Insights | June 23, 2017
There’s No Crying at Work! but if an Employee Does Cry, is That Sufficient Notice of the Need for FMLA Leave? Reports that I have been captured by a Sri Lankan sloth bear in the dry forests of Sri Lanka are greatly exaggerated. I am alive and well. Sorry for the long delay since my last post. You see, spring is my busy season — when I am not practicing law, I spend seemingly every waking minute coaching my sons’ little league and travel baseball teams. View Full Post
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