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LIBOR Phaseout: What Happened and What's Next?

United Kingdom, USA - 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

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

USA - 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

Force majeure clauses: protecting against the unforeseeable

USA - April 7 2014 Force majeure clauses are a very important, but often overlooked, provision in all contracts, and are particularly important in construction and

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

USA - 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

Closing Attorney Scams: Avoiding Fraudulent Wire Transfers

USA - February 27 2018 As we move into the busy spring real estate cycle, criminals are targeting real estate agents and closing attorneys with increasing frequency. The

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

USA - 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

USPTO must pay its own attorneys’ fees

USA - 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

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

USA - 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

Nike Jumpman logo: not yet a slam dunk

USA - 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

USA - 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