Today, April 7, is National Beer Day, which commemorates April 7, 1933, the day that the Cullen-Harrison Act went into effect allowing the legal sale of low-alcohol beer in the US. It was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt at which time he famously remarked: “I think this would be a good time for a Read more about Did you know that the first registered trademark was a beer brand? #NationalBeerDay[…]
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[…]
Skull Crushing Victory for Dan Aykroyd’s Spirits
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?[…]
Trademarks Through the Years
As the New Year rolls around, let’s take a look back at the year that has passed in Trademarks. As often as not, a company’s most valuable asset is its reputation as embodied in its name and trademarks. A registered trademark can be a logo, a brand name, a symbol, a color, a scent, a Read more about Trademarks Through the Years[…]
12 Days of Intellectual Property Christmas
The McHattie Law Firm is uniquely equipped to deal with modern businesses’ most valuable asset — its intellectual property — and to manage it with a strategic legal approach in the US. From creation to licensing to sale, we stand ready, willing and able to serve your needs, developing strategies for your opportunities and Read more about 12 Days of Intellectual Property Christmas[…]
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[…]