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Friday Factoid: Duke University files Trademark Opposition to DUKE beverages from the Estate of John Wayne

August 22, 2014

When the USPTO intends to register a trademark, it publishes such intent in a public notice.  For 30 days after…

The “Right to Be Forgotten” Obligates Google to Remove Certain Search Results in Europe

August 21, 2014

Historically, individuals have had little control over their personal information after its publication online. Once a person’s data appears on…

Telebriefs®: New Jersey Governor Signs “The Opportunity to Compete Act”

August 20, 2014

Last week the Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie,  signed what is called “The Opportunity to Compete Act”. Essentially this…

The Weekly Scenario: Protection Available Under State Law for Inherited IRAs

August 20, 2014

Question:  Outside of bankruptcy (the Supreme Court held recently that inherited IRAs are not creditor-exempt in bankruptcy), what type of…

Compensation and Compliance Matters: How Compliance Violations Become Conspiracies

August 19, 2014

One thing lenders often overlook is the manner in which potentially isolated compliance problems can in retrospect be weaved into…

Read|Delete: Tips For Working With Family Members

August 18, 2014

Working with family members can be hard, especially with your own children. Here are five tips for working with your adult…

Psychiatric Illness in the Workplace: a Guide for HR (Part 1)

August 15, 2014

“How do we accommodate someone who is claiming to have a disability?” I get this question, in one form or…

Friday Factoid: Trademark Infringement and The Electronic Cigarette

August 15, 2014

In 2013, the electronic cigarette industry reached nearly $2 billion in sales.  Several makers of liquid nicotine used in electronic…

Howard County Zoning Referendum Struck Down by Special Appeals Court

August 14, 2014

Maryland’s second highest appeals court has struck down a citizen-led effort to bring more than a dozen zoning changes in Howard…

Raising the Bar: Six Often Overlooked Estate Planning Necessities

August 14, 2014

Some mistakes you get to take back; an estate plan is not one of them. Your estate is the sum…