Winifred Campbell named NJ Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Winifred Campbell named NJ Rising Star by Super Lawyers

The McHattie Law Firm is proud to announce that Winifred Campbell, Esq. has been named to the 2017 Super Lawyers New Jersey Rising Stars list. This designation recognizes Ms. Campbell’s success in business litigation and this marks her second consecutive year on this prestigious list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Read more about Winifred Campbell named NJ Rising Star by Super Lawyers[…]

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[…]

Welcome Joseph J. DiDonato to the McHattie Law Team

Welcome Joseph J. DiDonato to the McHattie Law Team

The McHattie Law Firm is extremely pleased to announce that Joseph J. DiDonato has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Mr. DiDonato, a licensed patent attorney, concentrates on matters related to intellectual property and business, providing practical legal advice that considers both business plans and the protection of products or services.  Mr. DiDonato’s experience extends Read more about Welcome Joseph J. DiDonato to the McHattie Law Team[…]

McHattie Law Firm awarded a summary judgement from TTAB

McHattie Law Firm awarded a summary judgement from TTAB

The McHattie Law Firm was recently awarded a summary judgment from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”), winning a contested trademark opposition proceeding without the need for trial. Summary judgment is only granted less than 15% of the time by the TTAB. The Firm was able to secure summary judgment through its diligent use Read more about McHattie Law Firm awarded a summary judgement from TTAB[…]

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

By: Christie McGuinness In a historic referendum on June 23, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union, which many are crediting to a rise in xenophobia, extreme nationalism, and anti-Immigration sentiment. Whatever the reasons for the vote, it is certain this vote saw a drastic divide between age groups with younger British citizens typically Read more about GOD SAVE THE QUEEN AND THE EUROPEAN UNION[…]

“Sham” Recycling Guidelines Receive EPA Overhaul

“Sham” Recycling Guidelines Receive EPA Overhaul

By: Tara K. Quaglione, Esq. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), a landmark law in environmental protection, turns 40 years old this fall. As the principal federal law governing disposal of solid and hazardous waste, RCRA has been instrumental in shaping numerous environmental practices and principles over the past few decades. RCRA regulations notoriously Read more about “Sham” Recycling Guidelines Receive EPA Overhaul[…]

Three Steps Businesses Can Take to Protect Their Ideas

Three Steps Businesses Can Take to Protect Their Ideas

So you’re heading to SXSW, and you hope to meet other like-minded people, people who you might want to talk to about your ideas and your business. How can you share proprietary information and find others who can help bring your vision to fruition while still protecting your ideas? This is where an understanding of Read more about Three Steps Businesses Can Take to Protect Their Ideas[…]

Is a Sole Proprietorship Right for You?

Is a Sole Proprietorship Right for You?

If you are planning to start a small business, a sole proprietorship may be right for you.   It is the most common form of business structure, and it is relatively easy and inexpensive to establish.  In fact, if you are presently carrying out any business activities (as, for example, a freelance editor or graphic artist), Read more about Is a Sole Proprietorship Right for You?[…]

Flag On The Play, Part Deux

Flag On The Play, Part Deux

As predicted in our November 13, 2014 post, “Flag On The Play”, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has held that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) stuck its “subjective nose” so far into trademark owners’ choices of trademarks that the U.S. Constitution has been violated. In re Read more about Flag On The Play, Part Deux[…]

Employment Agreements – Better Safe than Sorry!

Employment Agreements – Better Safe than Sorry!

As an employer, you will naturally want ownership over the works you pay your employees to create. However, are you aware of the difference between works created by employees and those created by independent contractors? Employee-created works are considered “works made for hire” and are presumed to be owned by the employer. On the contrary, Read more about Employment Agreements – Better Safe than Sorry![…]