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Enforcing Electronically Acknowledged Arbitration Agreements in California
As the demand for a hybrid work environment increases, so do the risks associated with check-box acknowledgements for California employers. Tech companies have long been known for hybrid flexibilities, and are well advised to be mindful of a recent C...
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The Ninth Circuit Leaves Open the Delta-8 THC Legal Loophole in an Intellectual Property Dispute
In the first federal appellate ruling on delta-8 THC, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals deemed the substance legal—at least for purposes of trademark protection—concluding that if “Congress inadvertently created a loophole legalizing vaping produc...
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Today in Tax: Digital Assets in Mergers & Acquisitions—Three Things Every Buyer Should Know
Cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and blockchain-based technologies seem to show up everywhere. As the market for these products matures, new markets are emerging. Competitors, new entrants, and investors are acquiring the technologies and platforms...
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Priority “UNTAMED”: Enforceable Priority in Madrid-Registered Mark Does Not Require Use of Mark Before Infringement Commences, Says Ninth Circuit
The general rule under U.S. trademark law is that the first to use a trademark in U.S. commerce has priority in the mark over other "would-be" users of the same, or confusingly similar, mark. This applies in both common law and as to rights...
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Insurance Webinar Series: Panic! at the Firewall: Cyber Incident Response and the Role of Insurance
Cyber incidents are increasing in frequency and severity across all businesses and industries. As the saying goes, it’s not a matter of IF but WHEN an incident will occur. In this webinar we will explore ways that you can manage the impact by prope...
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New Program May Provide Patent Relief for Software
In 2014, the US Supreme Court announced its decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. The decision ruled that patent claims for computer-implemented inventions may be abstract ideas, making it questionable if they are “patent eligible subjec...
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