Monthly Archives: June 2017

Which is the future for movement trademarks in Europe? A work in progress…

Which is the future for movement trademarks in Europe? A work in progress...
Author: Maria Grazia Cavallo Marincola EU Regulation no. 2015/2424, entered into force on March 23,…
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Among them, the amended regulation provides for the abolition of the graphic representation requirement. This implies that, as of October 1, 2017, signs may be represented in any suitable form, using the available technology, provided that the representation is clear, precise, autonomous, easily accessible, intelligible, durable and objective.

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Howard & Howard congratulates 11 attorneys named to Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017

Royal Oak, Michigan, June 21, 2017: Eleven of Howard & Howard’s attorneys were recently named to the 2017 Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as a result of a patented selection process. This process includes peer evaluation and independent research. Mountain States Super Lawyers covers the states of Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Only five percent of the lawyers in each of these states are named to Super Lawyers and two and one half percent to Rising Stars.

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Pitfalls and solutions when negotiating the client’s form of master services agreement

Many public relations firms have a preferred form of client contract. Clients hiring a public relations firm, especially for larger engagements, often insist using its own form of contract. In these instances, public relations firms still need to be mindful of the common pitfalls (and solutions) when using the clients form of agreement. This article will address the four most common pitfalls and the pragmatic solutions.

THE ONE-SIDED LOL – IT’S NOT THAT FUNNY

Problem: The agency-client agreement should include two types of a limitation of liability (“LOL”). The first is a waiver of all indirect, incidental, and similar damages, including lost profits or revenues. This is intended to prevent either party from claiming damages such as lost sales for most circumstances.

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White House Nominates Marvin Kaplan for One of Two Vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board

The President earlier this week announced the nomination of Marvin Kaplan, who currently serves as counsel at the Occupational Safety and Health Commission, to serve as a Member of the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Kaplan is a Republican and once confirmed, his taking a seat on the Board will be an important step in the move towards a more employer-friendly Republican majority that can be expected to reconsider many of the decisions of the Democratic majority Obama Board. Mr. Kaplan’s nomination is for the seat most recently held by Member Harry Johnson, and will be for a full five year term continuing into 2022.

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Does petty theft justify a dismissal?

By Jacques Bélanger, from our Labour and Employment Law Group.

June 21, 2017 — Does petty theft justify a dismissal?

Once a thief, always a thief, as the saying goes. But should an employee be fired merely for stealing a few dollars’ worth of goods from his employer? That question recently went all the way to the Court of Appeal.

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News Media Companies Entering the Non-Compete Game

While agreements that restrict employees from leaving a job and working for a competitor (commonly known as “non-compete” agreements) are standard in many industries, they are relatively scarce in the media and journalism sectors. Outside of television companies restricting star talent, and media companies restricting executives, it has rarely been common practice for journalists to be subject to non-compete restrictions.  However, it appears that may be changing.

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Domiciliation service providers under threat

A recently revealed ministerial decree could render the operation of domiciliation service providers in Hungary untenable – at least for those who provide this service at a high professional standard. As the new piece of law contains no explanation, the question that springs to mind is: who does the new legislation favour?

Domiciliation services cater to a genuine market demand, and are well-known in all countries that have a well-developed corporate culture. Domiciliation services are mainly used by businesses that do not necessarily need to have a physical office for their Hungarian operation, or who believe that a professional service provider is capable of performing their administrative tasks more efficiently.

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Howard & Howard congratulates new attorney

Royal Oak, Michigan, June 15, 2017: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Michael D. Solt has joined the firm. He will practice out of the firms Royal Oak office.

Mr. Solt concentrates his practice in intellectual property law with a focus on patent preparation, prosecution, and clearance work primarily in the mechanical arts. He has assisted clients in relation to a wide variety of mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies, including automotive transmission shifters, solenoid valves, vehicle starting systems, transmission controls, turbochargers, vehicle seats, motion transmission cables, differentials, medical devices, drilling systems, vehicle suspension systems, actuators, window assemblies, building door systems, and consumer products.

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Legal 500 Recognizes Stradling’s Securities Litigation Practice

Stradling’s Securities Litigation practice group was ranked in the newly released 2017 edition of The Legal 500 United States. Described as a “an excellent boutique for high-end corporate advisory and litigation work,” the Legal 500 guide specifically called out shareholder John Cannon, chair of Stradling’s litigation department, as a “consummate professional,” and highlighted shareholder Jason de Bretteville, a former U.S. Attorney and chair of the White Collar practice group, as a “real up-and-coming young partner.” Kathleen Marcus, co-chair of the firm’s Enforcement Defense & Investigations practice group and chair of the Compliance & Corporate Governance practice group, was also recommended by the guide.

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Foreign Direct Investment increases in Panama

The first quarter of 2017 showed a notable increase in foreign investment, totaling $1,315.4 million, representing 10.7% more than the $1,188.7 million recorded during the same period in 2016, all of them according to data revealed by the General Comptroller of the Republic of Panama, which are based on preliminary figures of the National Institute of Statistics and Census.

According o the  National Institute of Statistics and Census’ statistics, in the first three months of 2017, general licensed banks registered foreign direct investment in the amount of $160 million 900 thousand dollars, 3.7 percent more than the %155 million 200 thousand dollars in the first quarter of 2016.

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