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Trademark Trolls and Re-Branding

  • August 05, 2020
  • Blog

Are you thinking about re-branding your business? In the United States, trademark protection follows the concept of “use it or lose it” – when considering re-branding, it is important to remember that “trademark trolls” may be able to claim your intellectual property even if you have a registered trademark. This article in the National Law Review provides a nice summary of these issues. Having a re-branding strategy in place prior to making changes to and/or abandoning existing marks is essential to protecting your valuable intellectual property.

 

  • November 09, 2020
  • Blog

Temperature Checks and Data Privacy Under the CCPA

Businesses across California are checking their customers' temperatures to combat the spread of COVID-19. While checking temperature can be a great tool to slow the spread of COVID-19, does it also present a data privacy issue? The California Consumer Protection Act ("CCPA") protects a wide range of consumer information from...

  • October 06, 2020
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CALIFORNIA EXPANDS FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE

Beginning January 1, 2021, California employers with five employees or more must provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected family and medical leave to eligible California employees during each 12-month period. Senate Bill 1383, recently signed into law by Governor Newsom, significantly expands the California Family Rights Act. Under...