Who knew that comedian/actor Dan Aykroyd was co-founder of a vodka brand? And that not only is this vodka award-winning, but that it is delivered in a skull-shaped bottle? Interestingly too, Dan Aykroyd is dead serious about making sure to enforce his rights of this very distinctive registered trade dress of his. Aykroyd and his brand, Read more about Skull Crushing Victory for Dan Aykroyd’s Spirits[…]
What can you learn from Disney’s “Zootopia” copyright lawsuit?
Longtime movie producer and screenwriter, Gary Goldman, whose notable credits include writing Total Recall and producing Minority Report, filed a federal lawsuit for copyright infringement this week against the Walt Disney Company. The “Zootopia” copyright lawsuit accuses Disney of stealing his idea for ‘Zootopia,’ the award-winning best animated picture for both the Golden Globes and Oscars. Goldman claims that Read more about What can you learn from Disney’s “Zootopia” copyright lawsuit?[…]
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?[…]
A Look at Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Choice for the Supreme Court
As you now know, Neil Gorsuch has been nominated to fill Justice Scalia’s open Supreme Court seat. Where does he stand, and will we (you) like him at the end of the day? We hope to help you judge for yourself. During what will be a tumultuous confirmation process, we hope this article will help Read more about A Look at Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Choice for the Supreme Court[…]
Which U.S. Supreme Court Nominee will Trump Pick?
Tonight, President Donald Trump will be announcing his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Who are they and what do they stand for? The leading contenders are all very conservative, all relatively young, all millionaires, all originally nominated to the bench by President George W. Bush, all white Read more about Which U.S. Supreme Court Nominee will Trump Pick?[…]
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
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[…]
Resolution of Labor and Employment Disputes in EU Nations
By Winifred E. Campbell, Esq. Employment and labor disputes in the United States are frequently filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or heard by an arbitration panel before a lawsuit is ever filed. However, this is not the standard in many nations of the Europe Union (EU). In fact, most countries prohibit Read more about Resolution of Labor and Employment Disputes in EU Nations[…]
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
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[…]