Essential Steps for US Business Expansion from COVE, LLC

Essential Steps for US Business Expansion from COVE, LLC

Tomorrow, Chris McHattie is moderating a panel at Enterprise Ireland’s Ambition: North America conference in Dublin, Ireland. The panel is titled “The Nuts and Bolts of Business in the US and Canada” which will explore and discuss legal, immigration/visa, banking and tax considerations – as part of a wide ranging all day presentation by a remarkable Read more about Essential Steps for US Business Expansion from COVE, LLC[…]

Announcing Speaker Events for Chris McHattie

Announcing Speaker Events for Chris McHattie

We are excited to announce that Chris McHattie will be a speaker at two great events. He will be participating and sharing his knowledge and expertise in Dublin, Ireland within the next two months. Event: ENTERPRISE IRELAND’S “AMBITION: NORTH AMERICA” When: May 11th, 2017 . 11:00am Where: Aviva Stadium . Dublin, Ireland Chris McHattie is honored to be moderating Read more about Announcing Speaker Events for Chris McHattie[…]

Morristown Employers: Are You Complying with the New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance?

Morristown Employers: Are You Complying with the New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance?

As flu season rolls through and allergy season commences, it is pretty much inevitable that workers will need some time off to address their health or their family’s health issues. While most employers do in fact give employees some paid time off each year to be used for sick leave, in many places, the law Read more about Morristown Employers: Are You Complying with the New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance?[…]

U.S. Supreme Court Hands Samsung a Win

U.S. Supreme Court Hands Samsung a Win

By Winifred E. Campbell On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Samsung Electronics as to the damages it owes to Apple in a design patent dispute that has been in the courts for years. The ruling potentially relieves Samsung of having to pay $399 million to Apple for patent Read more about U.S. Supreme Court Hands Samsung a Win[…]

Perhaps It’s Not So Final: Texas Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on The Final Rule on Overtime Regulations

Perhaps It’s Not So Final: Texas Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on The Final Rule on Overtime Regulations

By Winifred E. Campbell Twenty-one states filed a lawsuit, State of Nevada v. United States Department of Labor, in September, alleging the revisions to the overtime regulations, known as The Final Rule (“the Rule”), were unconstitutional. United States Magistrate Judge Amos Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas, appointed by President Obama, issued a preliminary Read more about Perhaps It’s Not So Final: Texas Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on The Final Rule on Overtime Regulations[…]

Electronic Discovery in Federal Court

electronic discovery

Electronic Discovery in Federal Court

By Winifred E. Campbell, Esq. If you are working in management or at the executive level in a mid-size or large corporation, you may find your company involved at some time in federal litigation. Understanding your role during a litigation, can save time, resources, and money, and can help you to work more efficiently with Read more about Electronic Discovery in Federal Court[…]

Are Diamonds COSTCO’s Best Friend?

Are Diamonds COSTCO’s Best Friend?

By Clay D. Shorrock Earlier this month, a federal jury in New York ordered Costco to pay Tiffany & Co. $5.5 million in compensatory damages and $8.24 million in punitive damages in a trademark infringement lawsuit relating to Costco’s use of the famous “Tiffany” mark. The lawsuit, filed by Tiffany & Co. on Valentine’s Day Read more about Are Diamonds COSTCO’s Best Friend?[…]

Jaguar’s Exceptional Case and $2 Million in Fees

Jaguar’s Exceptional Case and $2 Million in Fees

By: Winifred E. Campbell and Christie McGuinness The name’s Bond, James Bond. Those iconic words bring to mind the names Sean Connery, Pierce Bronson, Daniel Craig and of course, Jaguar. No Bond movie is complete without a phenomenal Jaguar to go along with the car chase scene. Recently, Jaguar Land Rover North America (“Jaguar”) was Read more about Jaguar’s Exceptional Case and $2 Million in Fees[…]

The Doctrine of Unclean Hands: When Deals Get Dirty

The Doctrine of Unclean Hands: When Deals Get Dirty

By Winifred E. Campbell, Esq. This month, a U.S. district judge for the Northern District of California determined that Merck & Company, Inc. (“Merck”) will have to pay the attorneys’ fees for Gilead Sciences, Inc. (“Gilead”) based on the doctrine of unclean hands related to Gilead’s defense of a messy patent infringement litigation. There’s no Read more about The Doctrine of Unclean Hands: When Deals Get Dirty[…]

Trade Secrets: New Legislation Makes It Easier to Enforce Your Rights

Trade Secrets: New Legislation Makes It Easier to Enforce Your Rights

By: Christopher J. McHattie, Esq. and Christie McGuinness Ever wonder why other soda companies can never quite get their soda to taste like Coca Cola’s? Coca Cola has maintained its competitive edge by keeping its recipe for soda a very well protected ‘trade secret,’ which, legend has it, has been kept under lock and key Read more about Trade Secrets: New Legislation Makes It Easier to Enforce Your Rights[…]