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Jun 23, 2017

Gene Simmons Abandons Hand Gesture Trademark Application – Forbes

Ron Abrams’ article “Gene Simmons Abandons Hand Gesture Trademark Application” was published in Forbes on June 21, 2017. The article, which was the first to break the news of Gene Simmons’ decision to withdraw his trademark application, discusses the legal hurdles the rocker would have faced...  Read more

Jun 22, 2017

Philip Bonoli Speaks on ”Bachelor in Paradise” Controversy in The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes

Philip Bonoli was quoted in Ashley Cullins’ Hollywood Reporter article “Booze, Sex and Legal Drama: How the ‘Bachelor’ Scandal Could Reshape Reality TV,” and penned two well-received Forbes articles on the topic entitled “‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Might Be Headed To Court” and “‘B...  Read more

Jun 20, 2017

Supreme Court Finds Lanham Act’s Disparagement Clause Unconstitutional

On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Matal v. Tam, in which it unanimously declared the Lanham Act’s “disparagement clause” unconstitutional.  At issue in that case was a trademark application for the mark “The Slants” as used by an Asia...  Read more

Jun 16, 2017

Michael Davis Published by California State Bar Business Law Section

Michael Davis’ Insolvency Law e-Bulletin was recently published by the California State Bar Business Law Section. In the e-Bulletin, Michael details the reversed judgment of the appraisal of a minority interest in Katana Software, explaining the facts and reasoning behind the decision. He con...  Read more

Jun 14, 2017

New Restriction on Patent Venue – California Lawyer

Ron Abrams’ article “New Restriction on Patent Venue” was published by California Lawyer on June 14, 2017. In the article, Ron discusses the Supreme Court’s decision in TC Heartland LLC  v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC and how it will reduce the total number...  Read more

Jun 9, 2017

Joe Balice Quoted in Pacer Monitor on Cyber Claims

Joe Balice was recently quoted in Juliette Failey’s Pacer Monitor article “Chubb Case Could Set Precedent on Cyber Claims,” which discusses a lawsuit filed against an insurer for failing to provide coverage after the insured was tricked into wiring $480,000 overseas. According to Joe, a favora...  Read more

Jun 3, 2017

Prime Time For Pink Slime: BPI’s Defamation Case Against ABC Heads To Trial – Forbes

Joe Rothberg’s article “Prime Time For Pink Slime: BPI’s Defamation Case Against ABC Heads To Trial” was published in Forbes on June 2, 2017. In the article, Joe discusses how the current “fake news” era could affect the $5.7 billion “pink slime” trial over ABC’s use of the phr...  Read more

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Gender Identity, Disability and Discrimination in a Changing Workplace – Valley Lawyer

Philip Bonoli’s article “Gender Identity, Disability and Discrimination in a Changing Workplace” was published in the June 2017 issue of Valley Lawyer. In the article, Philip discusses how California is battling workplace discrimination against those with gender identity disorder and gende...  Read more

May 25, 2017

The Eagles Sue Hotel California – Forbes

Michael Bernet’s article “The Eagles Sue Hotel California” was published in Forbes on May 19, 2017. The article discusses the federal lawsuit filed by legendary rock band The Eagles against the owners of the Hotel California, located in Mexico. According to the suit, the hotel falsely leads co...  Read more

May 19, 2017

Trade Dress Infringement Served Straight Up, with a Twist

Dan Aykroyd, the actor famous for his roles in The Blues Brothers and Ghostbusters, recently found himself involved in a different sort of second act – a trade dress infringement lawsuit over his brand of Crystal Head Vodka. Mr. Aykroyd’s vodka, somewhat unsurprisingly, comes packaged in...  Read more

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