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The differences between “pay if paid” and “pay when paid” clauses in construction contracts

January 15 2013 As attorneys that draft construction contracts and litigate construction disputes on a regular basis, we have seen how construction contract terms are…

The FLSA's "8 and 80" overtime provisions: what you need to know

December 12 2013 The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers pay most hourly workers for all hours worked plus overtime, calculated at one-and-a-half…

Recent, significant changes in Florida’s law of foreclosure

July 18 2013 On June 7, 2013, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law House Bill 87, now known as Chapter 2013-137, which provides for substantial changes in…

L-1 visas valid longer than petition, avoiding renewals

February 15 2012 The U.S. Department of State issued a revised regulation allowing consular offices to issue L-1 visas for intracompany transferees with validity period longer than the underlying petition approval and up to the "reciprocity limit" for the worker's nationality (5 years, for many countries), avoiding need for initial visa renewals.

LIBOR Phaseout: What Happened and What's Next?

February 2 2018 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of the United Kingdom plans to phase out the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) by the end of 2021. LIBOR is…

Honey badger don’t care - transforming trademark infringement into artistic or expressive works

August 15 2018 After his video about African honey badgers went viral, Christopher Z Gordon began policing third-party use of the catchphrases. In a recent case against greeting cards manufacturers...

Two iconic brands - Federer's uncertain hope to obtain the RF logo from Nike

August 8 2018 Although Nike no longer has a clothing contract with Roger Federer, it still owns the trademark registration for the iconic stylised RF logo. However…

USPTO must pay its own attorneys’ fees

August 8 2018 The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals en banc has rejected the USPTO’s attempt to obtain attorneys’ fees in a de novo civil action. It rejected...

Nike Jumpman logo: not yet a slam dunk

July 25 2018 Nike had seemingly won the copyright contest over its iconic Jumpman logo when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion of…

Federal Circuit expands generics - including ZERO for soft drinks

July 11 2018 The Federal Circuit recently vacated and remanded the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision that the term ‘zero’ is not generic for soft drinks…