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October marks the opening of the new Supreme Court 2019-2020 term and there is one case in particular that trademark practitioners are anxiously awaiting for the Court to weigh in on to resolve a longstanding circuit split and definitively answer the question whether willful infringement is a prerequisite for an award of an infringer’s profits in an action for trademark infringement.

Categories: Business, Litigation

On March 4, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued a significant copyright decision that resolved a longstanding circuit split and changes how—and when—copyright owners can file an infringement action in federal court to enforce their copyrights.

A presumption of irreparable harm in trademark cases may be retired, but evidence of likelihood of confusion can still support an inference of irreparable harm.

Categories: Litigation, Trade Dress

Many employers outsource some or all of their payroll and related tax duties to third party payroll service providers.  These related tax duties may include withholding, reporting, and paying over certain employment (i.e. FICA, Medicare, SDI) and income taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and California Employment Development Department (EDD).

As technology advances, people are living much longer lives.  However, for many people, their golden years have resulted in nothing but heartbreak as they have been the victims of elder abuse.

Over the last twenty years the internet has changed the world.  Through the assistance of screen-reading software or other similar devices, visually-impaired individuals can access the internet to, among other things, conduct business, make hotel reservations, or purchase products.  However, lawsuits against businesses with websites that do not fully accommodate visually-impaired individuals have exploded in the last few years.  Businesses in all industries have faced litigation of this kind, from financial institutions to hotels and restaurants.  Even world-renown universities have not been immune to such lawsuits.

Categories: Litigation

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