Monthly Archives: September 2015

Multistate Tax update — October 1, 2015

The Ohio Department of Taxation (ODOT) recently issued Information Release IT 2015-02, which discusses how ODOT imposes Ohio personal income tax on resident and nonresident individuals, for taxable years ending after March 23, 2015. The release addresses who is subject to Ohio personal income tax, residency, and related details. 

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Data privacy and cybersecurity attorney Dominic A. Paluzzi elected Member at McDonald Hopkins

DETROIT (October 1, 2015) – Dominic A. Paluzzi, an attorney in the national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice at McDonald Hopkins, has been elected to the firm’s membership.

Based in Detroit, Paluzzi works with a national team of 21 data privacy and cybersecurity attorneys and has counseled clients through more than 425 data breaches and privacy incidents in a multitude of industries. A frequent speaker and writer on data privacy law, Paluzzi has conducted some 165 breach response workshops for clients. His expertise includes advising clients regarding data privacy and cybersecurity risks on both a national and international basis, including proactive compliance, incident response strategies and management, and defense of regulatory enforcement actions and single-plaintiff and class action litigation. 

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Aerospace Industry Updates & Opportunities (Mary Edquist)

McDonald Hopkins attorney Mary Edquist will be a speaker at the City of Mentor’s International Trade Initiative “Aerospace Industry Updates & Opportunities,” on Oct. 1. 

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20mph Speed Limit to Tackle Road Traffic Accidents in Glasgow

Glasgow is to follow Edinburgh in introducing 20mph zones in certain areas in an attempt to reduce the number of road traffic accidents and protect vulnerable road users.

The news comes after the A77 through Maybole became the first road to have a 20mph speed limit, with the speed limit introduced due to a large number of trucks on the road. Some zones in Glasgow’s city centre will become 20mph zones with the city following Edinburgh’s lead on bringing in such a speed limit. 

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Nice-ly done: CIPO now accepting voluntary classification of goods and services

Following our post from July 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) is now accepting trade-mark applications filed with goods and services classified using the Nice Classification system.  As part of this process, CIPO has also updated the online Canadian trade-marks database, such that “Nice classification” is now a possible search field.  In addition, the Canadian Goods and Services Manual has been updated to allow users to search for specific terms within all 45 Nice classes, and to cut-and-paste or import text containing a list of goods and services for proposed classification by the database

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Ella Shenhav Recognized as an Up & Comer by Tampa Bay Business Journal

Shutts & Bowen attorney Ella Shenhav was selected by the Tampa Bay Business Journal for its 2015 list of Up & Comers.

Volunteer executives selected 46 out of almost 200 nominees.

The finalists and this year’s “Hall of Famers” for Under 30 and Under 40 will be honored at a reception on October 29.

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photo-1437147921639-ef00e030265aAs of September 28, 2015, the Canadian Trade-marks Office  (“CIPO”) indicated that it accepts trade-mark applications with the goods and services grouped and classed according to the Nice Classification system.  CIPO issued a Practice Notice entitled Nice Classification on September 28, 2015.  Prior to September 28th, the Nice classification system was not used in Canada for filing trade-mark applications.

Canada is in the process of changing its trade-mark law, but those changes are not yet in full force. Therefore, the Practice Notice indicates that the provision of the Nice classes in the application is voluntary at this time. 

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“Speaker John Boehner deciding what to finish in final weeks in office,” Steve LaTourette quoted in USA Today

Former Rep. Steve LaTourette, a close friend of Boehner’s, said it’s too early to say whether the speaker will “go big, or whether he is satisfied with just keeping the government open.” 

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New WOSB, Joint Venture and Other Important Federal Laws and Program Updates (Michelle Kantor)

WBEC-Great Lakes 15th Annual Women’s Business Conference

This conference will address the needs of both aspiring and established business owners and will deliver strategies for succeeding in a highly competitive market. 

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