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Supreme Court Permits Trademark Registration for Booking.com

June 29, 2020
Heidi Howard Tandy  |  Intellectual Property, Registered Trademarks

More Red Sand in the Hourglass of Oz: IRS Notice 2020-39 Provides Relief in Respect to Certain Key QOZ Deadlines

June 19, 2020
Mark Wisniewski  |  Qualified Opportunity Zones, COVID-19

 On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) released Notice 2020-39 (the “Ozone Deadline Relief Notice”) which provides substantial relief to existing and prospective investors in qualified opportunity funds ("QOFs") to mitigate potential degradation of their investments resulting from disruptions to construction and development operations of  QOZ projects attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

“Less than Expected” Effect on Construction Supply Chain from COVID-19?

June 16, 2020
Stephanie M. Chaissan  |  Construction, COVID-19, New Normal

Like all industries, construction is adapting to the “new normal” – and that likely means something different in each state, city, or municipality.  While some projects, companies, and locales may have been affected “less than expected,” some have felt the full brunt of work stoppages, material shortages, delays, and other effects of the global coronavirus pandemic.
 

“I Wonder If My Favorite Restaurant/Bar is Thinking of Me”: The Guidelines on the Reopening of Restaurants, Cafes and Bars as the Business Closure Orders are Lifted

June 4, 2020
Iryna Ivashchuk  |  COVID-19, Restaurants and Hospitality

As the stay-at-home orders related to COVID-19 pandemic are being lifted, restaurants and other food and beverage operations must consider what measures to take to safely and efficiently operate in the new world that has forever been changed by COVID-19. The U.S. 

CARES Act: Foreclosures and Evictions

May 21, 2020
Jeffrey R. Margolis  |  CARES Act , Real Estate, Foreclosures, Evictions

On March 27, 2020, Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020 (“CARES Act”), which provides for financial relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supreme Court Clarifies Concept of Defense Preclusion Through Lucky Brand Trademark Battle

May 19, 2020
Caitlin Trowbridge  |  Registered Trademarks, Intellectual Property

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling, found in favor of clothing and jean manufacturer Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc. (Lucky Brand) and against Marcel Fashions Group, Inc. (Marcel) in the most recent phase of a series of trademark lawsuits between the parties which have spanned nearly two decades.

The Impact of Fossil on Businesses and Brands

April 27, 2020
Heidi Howard Tandy and Caitlin Trowbridge  |  Fossil

In a case that will have a significant impact on brand selection and usage across the United States, the Supreme Court, in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v Fossil Group, Inc., ruled on April 23, 2020, that a plaintiff does not have to show willful infringement by the defendant to be entitled to an award of profits under the Lanham Act. The Supreme Court vacated a district court’s ruling in favor of the well-known

Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Funds Replenished

April 23, 2020
Dawn M. Meyers  |  Paycheck Protection Program , Economic Injury Disaster Loan , COVID-19

Zooming With Care: A Guide to Privacy and Privilege Issues

April 16, 2020
Heidi Howard Tandy  |  Videoconferencing, Copyright, Privilege , Coronavirus Pandemic, Zoom

COVID-19 Construction Site Job Safety Stand-Down

April 14, 2020
Jeffrey R. Margolis  |  Construction, Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID-19

Vlog: Coronavirus Pandemic: How Businesses Should Track and Document Their Losses with Insurance Team and Forensic Accountant Jake Parsons

April 7, 2020
COVID-19, Coronavirus, Insurance

How Businesses Should Track and Document their Losses

Your Covid-19 Guide to Divorce and Co-Parenting

April 6, 2020
Hugo E. Acebo  |  COVID-19, Coronavirus, Divorce, Marital Law, Divorce Law, Co-Parenting

As if going through a divorce is not stressful enough, you are now asked to navigate the dissolution of your marriage during a worldwide pandemic. The key is to remain calm, be patient and recognize what can reasonably be done. The most important thing you can do for yourself and your family is to heed the CDC suggestions.