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Paul Harris, intellectual property litigation partner, shares his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular.
The US District Court for the Western District of Washington found that certain distressed debt funds were not ‘financial institutions’ under the definition of ‘eligible assignee’.
Pillsbury reviews the case law highlighting potential problems lurking with intent-to-use trademark applications.and provides practice pointers to address these issues.
In Petrella v MGM, the Supreme Court holds that laches cannot bar claims for damages for copyright infringement brought during the three-year limitations period.
Proposed US Department of Transportation passenger protection rules offer opportunity for travel industry comments
The US Department of Transportation has proposed new passenger protection rules for the airline and travel industries.
The DC Circuit recently heard oral argument regarding a mandamus petition filed by defendants in a qui tam action.
Maryland governor Martin O’Malley has signed into law HB 739, which contains revisions to the Maryland estate tax law.
The US, Canada and the EU have designated a number of additional officials and companies as the unrest continues in eastern Ukraine.
It is critical that all stations adopt and apply political broadcasting policies that are consistent with the Communications Act and the FCC’s rules.
On 31 March 2014, the New York State legislature passed and governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State 2014–15 Budget Bill.
Businesses that use ‘commercial electronic messages’ to market to customers and prospective customers in Canada should be aware of new anti-spam rules.
Third Circuit concludes personal injury causes of action against a successor to debtor’s business are generalised claims
Personal injury claims of individuals allegedly harmed by a bankrupt debtor’s products cannot be asserted against a pre-petition purchaser of the debtor’s assets.
TV, Class A TV and locally originating LPTV stations licensed to communities in California must begin airing pre-filing licence renewal announcements on 1 June 2014.
Biennial ownership reports are due by 2 June 2014 for certain US non-commercial radio and television stations
The staggered deadlines for filing biennial ownership reports by non-commercial radio and television stations remain in effect.
This Broadcast Station Advisory highlights the upcoming deadlines for compliance with the FCC’s EEO Rule.
For all but contracts of adhesion, no clause need be accepted as is.
All Class A and full-power television stations must comply with online political file requirements as of 1 July 2014
Class A and full-power television broadcasters in all markets must comply with the online retention of political programming materials as of 1 July 2014.
FCC Enforcement Monitor — FCC Proposes fines for contest violations; fine for unlicensed operation and interference; and more
Pillsbury has released its FCC Enforcement Monitor for April 2014.
The first instalment payment for the new San Francisco gross receipts tax is due on 30 April 2014.
Assembly Bill 561, which stalled in the California Legislature last year, is back for reconsideration, with amendments.