IP Gets “Modernized” In Stimulus Bill
Embedded within the 5,600-page Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 – more commonly known as the $2.3 trillion Coronavirus Relief Stimulus Bill enacted on December 27, 2020 – are significant changes to federal trademark and copyright laws.
SCOTUS Rejects Georgia’s Bid to Claim Copyright Protection in Official Annotated Codes
Long ago the “government edicts doctrine” established that state and federal law is not entitled to copyright protection. Essentially, original works that have the force of law and created by officials in the course of
When Managers Go “Rogue”: Franchise & Employment Law Implications
by Matthew J. Soroky & Tal Burnovski Yeyni What should an employer do when an employee violates Company policies or when the employee’s actions reflect poorly on the Company? Most employers use disciplinary actions – anything
Tax Franchisee Terminated for Sharing Space With CannaBiz
by Matthew J. Soroky 818-907-3022 In Devore v. H&R Block, the franchisor H&R Block was found to have lawfully terminated a franchisee for violating an in-term non-compete covenant, because the franchisee permitted its office manager