3 Bills to Shake Up New Jersey Employment Law

3 Bills to Shake Up New Jersey Employment Law

Three bills recently heard by the New Jersey Senate Labor Committee pose to shake up New Jersey employment law. These three bills, A492, A4278, and S2747, address matters involving employees’ intellectual property rights, reporting services for employer service violations, and employer disclosure of wage information. The Bills will either establish new law or significantly change Read more about 3 Bills to Shake Up New Jersey Employment Law[…]

What Small Businesses & Pass-Through Entities Need to Know about the Tax Bill

What Small Businesses & Pass-Through Entities Need to Know about the Tax Bill

It’s official. President Trump has signed the $1.5 trillion tax bill, which is the first major tax overhaul in 30 years since Ronald Reagan. One of the main focuses we have on this news it that it increases breaks for small, so-called pass-through businesses. The tax bill formerly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts added a new Read more about What Small Businesses & Pass-Through Entities Need to Know about the Tax Bill[…]

Apple’s iPad prevents Mi Pad EU Trademark

Apple’s iPad prevents Mi Pad EU Trademark

iPad, Mi Pad, YourPad, Who’sPad? Apple has successfully established a globally well-known product name for itself, especially in their i(insert tech product) line that when something relatively close comes along, there will be trouble. In this case, Mi (me or my depending on how you pronounce it) Pad. Apple has succeeded at preventing Chinese tech company Xiaomi Read more about Apple’s iPad prevents Mi Pad EU Trademark[…]

New Salary History Law in Effect for NYC

New Salary History Law in Effect for NYC

To ask or not to ask? No longer a question… No matter how much preparation and practice you do before an interview, the uncomfortable question about your previous salary history can instantly throw you off your game. Many of us have gone into an interview not knowing how to answer that dreaded question and fortunately, that issue will no longer be able Read more about New Salary History Law in Effect for NYC[…]

Patent and Literature Searches — In Context

Patent and Literature Searches — In Context

By Christopher McHattie “Is my idea worth pursuing?” That question can be more complex than it may first appear. For example, many ideas are great, but are they feasible, viable, protectable and non-infringing of existing rights? So, while “I have a great idea that will help people” is a great start, it’s just that, a Read more about Patent and Literature Searches — In Context[…]

Fair Use, Foul Use, Use Use Use

Fair Use, Foul Use, Use Use Use

By Aidan Murray  Would you like to see my New York play? It’s a parody, won’t you stay? I do not like your play, not one bit! It’s just not right, it doesn’t fit. It’s not fair use, you make me ill. I will take you to court and stop you I will!  Fair use, Read more about Fair Use, Foul Use, Use Use Use[…]

Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Delivers Creative Cease-and-Desist Letter

Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Delivers Creative Cease-and-Desist Letter

A Chicago venue decided to temporarily transform their event space into a ‘Stranger Things’ themed pop-up bar. According to their website, “The Upside Down bar concept will be the end of Summer 80’s dance party of your dreams, filled with curious Things inspired by & paying homage to the instant-classic television show. It brings you Read more about Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Delivers Creative Cease-and-Desist Letter[…]

The “First State” No Longer First in Corporate Litigation

The “First State” No Longer First in Corporate Litigation

By Michael V. Gattoni For the past 15 years, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform has conducted a “Lawsuit Climate Survey,” polling in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives at U.S. companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. Each person polled must be knowledgeable about corporate litigation matters Read more about The “First State” No Longer First in Corporate Litigation[…]

Monkeying Around with Copyright Law

Monkeying Around with Copyright Law

The two-year ‘monkey selfie’ dispute between David Slater, a British Wildlife photographer, and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has driven copyright lawyers bananas and finally reached a settlement. Monkey See. Monkey Do. This legal battle began in the Indonesian jungle when Naruto, the macaque monkey, snapped a ‘selfie’ using Slater’s unattended Read more about Monkeying Around with Copyright Law[…]

6 Must-Haves for Every Fourth of July Celebration

6 Must-Haves for Every Fourth of July Celebration

Since 1941, the Fourth of July has been a federal holiday in the United States, but the festive traditions for Independence Day go back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence and two days later the Declaration of Independence was drafted by Read more about 6 Must-Haves for Every Fourth of July Celebration[…]