Monthly Archives: October 2013

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Workplace and Safety specialist joins Gadens in Melbourne

Gadens in Melbourne is pleased to announce the appointment of Special Counsel, Gina Capasso, in its Workplace & Safety Team. Gina has extensive experience in advising companies on matters in Workplace Health & Safety (WHS), Industrial Relations and Employment Law. Prior to joining Gadens, Gina was the lead practitioner in the Melbourne office of the National Safety Practice at Ashurst.

“Gina’s appointment forms part of our strategy to significantly grow our Workplace & Safety Team”, says Grant Scott-Hayward, Gadens’ Chief Executive Officer in Melbourne. “Positioning Gadens as a premier provider of specialist workplace and safety legal services is one of our key objectives, and Gina’s appointment allows us to enhance our existing capabilities and quality service offering in this space”. More…

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California Dreaming at Gadens

Gadens’ Brisbane reception has been transformed with a vibrant exhibition that explores Californian style.

The colourful installation has been curated in celebration of Gadens’ sponsorship of Queensland Art Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, California Design 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way. More…

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Tinglyst forkøbsret til fast ejendom på tvangsauktion

Faktum i sagen var, at der på en ejendom med matr. 2b, som var en integreret del af matr.nr. 2a m.fl. var tinglyst en servitut, hvorefter den til enhver tid værende ejer af matr.nr. 2a m.fl. havde forkøbsret til matr.nr. 2b til samme pris og på samme vilkår, hvortil ejendommen bevisligt kunne sælges til tredjemand.

A købte den 3. december 2012 matr.nr. 2a m.fl. på en tvangsauktion. Den 10. december 2012 blev matr.nr. 2b solgt til K på tvangsauktion. Servitutten om forkøbsretten var omtalt i salgsopstillingen. I brev af samme dato gjorde A forkøbsretten til matr.nr. 2b gældende overfor K og fogedretten.

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Lejer kunne ikke udsættes efter tvangsauktion

Ved køb af en ejendom på tvangsauktion, hvor der er en lejer i ejendommen, er udgangspunktet, at auktionskøber selv må håndtere lejeren i ejendommen, og reglerne i lejelovgivningen skal i den forbindelse følges. I nogle tilfælde er det et aktiv for auktionskøber, at der er en lejer i ejendommen, mens auktionskøber i andre situationer ønsker afslutning af lejeforholdet, og at en lejer i værste fald skal udsættes af ejendommen. Såfremt lejer er i restance med betaling af husleje og nogle nærmere angivne betingelser er opfyldt, vil udlejer i henhold til lejelovens regler kunne få udsat lejeren af lejemålet. I nogle sager er det dog ikke tilstrækkeligt, at lejer har været i restance med betaling af leje, hvilket var tilfældet i VLK af 15. juni 2012, nr. B-0033-12, 3. afd., trykt i Fuldmægtigen, FM 2012.284, som gennemgås herunder.

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Trademark attorney Leticia Guerra Londono joins McDonald Hopkins law firm

Miami, Florida (October 28, 2013) – Trademark attorney Leticia (Letty) Guerra Londono has joined the Miami office of McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department.

Londono advises clients on trademark clearance and trademark protection in the United States, manages clients’ global intellectual property portfolios, oversees trademark docketing systems, and handles all aspects of trial proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

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Erik Kantz contributes to article on effect of government shutdown on startups

Erik Kantz

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Erik L. Kantz was quoted in an October 15 article in the Upstart Business Journal. The article titled, “Debt deliberations: Startups experts say deal can’t come too soon,” discusses the effect that the government shutdown had on the startup ecosystem. The possibility of funding dissolving has proven to be the biggest source of stress towards the startup community.

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Matthew Cohn attends ABA environmental conference, receives two committee appointments

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Matthew Cohn

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Associate Matthew E. Cohn recently attended the 21st Fall Conference of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER), in Baltimore, Maryland. The three-day conference was attended by hundreds of environmental attorneys from all over the country as well as government officials and regulators. While attending the conference, Mr. Cohn was appointed vice chair of programming for the Environmental Transactions and Brownsfields (ETAB) Committee and vice chair of the Special Committee on State bar Cooperation.

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Keith Poliakoff interviewed for Daily Business Review on new opinion by Florida’s attorney general to open competitive pricing for police services

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Keith Poliakoff

Anrstein & Lehr Fort Lauderdale Partner Keith M. Poliakoff was recently interviewed by the South Florida Daily Business Review regarding a recent opinion handed down by the Florida attorney general. In an October 14 article titled, “Competitive Pricing Permitted For Law Enforcement In Southwest Ranches,” Attorney General Pam Bondi has now opened the door to competitive pricing for police services after an advisory opinion was sought by the town of Southwest Ranches, Florida.

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Bodum: Appeal Court Affirms Trademark Distinctions Analysis

An earlier blog commented on the Federal Court’s decision in  Bodum USA, Inc. v. Meyer Housewares Canada Inc.  Bodum commenced an action for infringement, passing off and depreciation of goodwill against Meyer, which counterclaimed for a declaration that Bodum’s registration was invalid.  Bodum’s action was dismissed and the registration expunged.

The Court of Appeal has now affirmed this decision, noting that this is “essentially a distinctiveness case” and quoting statements from the trial decision that “‘French press’ is and was at all relevant times a common name for the type of non-electric coffee making device” and “the registration is invalid because the term was and is in ordinary and bona fide commercial use as a generic term”.

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American lawyers report greater use of prenuptial agreements

The last three years have seen a rise in the use of prenuptial agreements in the US, according to a recent survey of members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer (AAML).

As many as 63% of members surveyed said they had witnessed this rise, and a further 46% also reported seeing a rise in the number of agreements being initiated by women.

“Protection of separate property” was apparently the most common item to be included in a prenup and was mentioned by 80% of respondents. This was followed by “alimony/spousal maintenance,” which was mentioned by 77% and “division of property” (72%).

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