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.
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
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.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “Act”) (P.L. 116-136) on March 27, 2020, to provide – among many other things - emergency financial relief for eligible small businesses (and certain not-for-profit and veterans organizations) disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Small Business Administration (SBA) received funding and authority through the Act to establish a new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”) program, and the Act created and enabled
To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many clerk and recorder’s offices have announced closures. Some offices are closed to the public, while still allowing mail-in and electronic filing, and others are closed for all filings.
While many businesses have been ordered closed to try to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Homeland Security, as well as state and local officials in many jurisdictions following federal guidance, have designated construction as an “essential” business. This includes both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties as well as the City of Fort Lauderdale and the
We are currently living though a crisis without precedent. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an overwhelming effect on global financial markets and its full impact has yet to be determined. Beyond the uncertainty we are feeling about our financial well-being, we have been forced to confront the vulnerability of not only our health, but the health of those we care about the most. Even as we experience the upending of our everyday lives, it is important to maintain a balanced perspective, be prepared to the extent possible and even consider availing yourself to opportunities that emerge during troubling times.
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