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HTMLThe Use of Experts in International Arbitration: Tribunal-Appointed Experts
Gilbert Alan Samberg; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on December 14, 2016
In international arbitrations, litigators from the U.S. often find a bit of the familiar mixed in with equal or greater bits of the unfamiliar. One of the elements of international arbitration that is typically unfamiliar to U.S. litigators is the phenomenon of Tribunal-appointed experts in lieu of...

 

HTMLThe Saga Continues on the Fate of the DOL’s Overtime Rule
Michael Scott Arnold, Brendan Lowd; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on January 6, 2017
Just before Thanksgiving, a Texas federal court judge issued an injunction blocking the closely-watched new federal overtime rule from taking effect as scheduled on December 1, 2016. As expected, the DOL is not going quietly into the night and the parties have engaged in a flurry of court filings...

 

HTMLFDA Increases Transparency of Adverse Event Data for Cosmetics and Foods
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on December 15, 2016
On December 6th, FDA announced that it is publicly releasing data received by the Agency’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) about adverse events related to cosmetics and foods, including both conventional foods and dietary supplements. Adverse events can be any negative...

 

HTMLThe Use of Experts in International Arbitration: Preparing the Expert Witness to Give Oral Testimony
Gilbert Alan Samberg; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on December 14, 2016
An expert witness obviously should be thoroughly prepared to give oral testimony in an adversarial proceeding, and frankly that can best be done by counsel. Is that always permitted in international arbitrations? (This is part of a series of posts and articles offering advice “from the...

 

HTMLThe Future of the ACA Week 5: The Rep. Tom Price Plan(s)
Alden J. Bianchi, Edward Lenz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on January 11, 2017
This week continues our survey of key Republican proposals to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the past two weeks, we have reviewed the Trump/Pence transition plan, entitled “Healthcare Reform to Make America Great Again,” and House Speaker Paul...

 

HTMLMake-Whole Momentum Halted: Third Circuit Rejects Momentive Rationale and Requires Debtor to Pay Make-Whole Premium
Kaitlin Rose Walsh; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on November 28, 2016
In a recent decision (“Energy Future Holdings”) poised to have wide-reaching implications, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decisions of the Bankruptcy and the District Courts to hold that a debtor cannot use a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing to escape liability...

 

HTMLRegulation Crowdfunding: A Six-Month Update
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on December 20, 2016
It has been almost seven months since issuers across the country began raising money through Regulation Crowdfunding (“Reg CF”), which went into effect on May 16, 2016. In the six months since Reg CF went into effect, 160 initial filings for crowdfunding offerings on Form C were made...

 

HTMLTrademark Trial and Appeal Board: Non-Spanish Speakers Would Confuse PATRON and PORTON Trademarks
Susan Neuberger Weller; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on January 10, 2017
In a non-precedential opinion, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board cancelled two US trademark registrations for the mark PORTON, finding it to be confusingly similar to the mark PATRON. Patron Spirits International AG v. Pisco Porton, LLC, Cancellatio No. 92059527 (January 4, 2017). PORTON is...

 

HTMLPizza! Pizza!: Little Caesar’s Repeated Term Slogans Are Not a “Family of Marks”
Susan Neuberger Weller; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on January 12, 2017
Although most people will recognize the ubiquitous PIZZA! PIZZA! slogan mark owned by the pizza chain Little Caesar’s, the company’s collection of repeated term marks does not rise to the level of a “family of marks” according to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In a...

 

HTMLWith the U.K.’s Announcement, the European Unified Patent Court Moves Toward Realization
Michael J. McNamara, Robert J. Moore, Michael T. Renaud, James Wodarski; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 25, 2017, previously published on December 7, 2016
On November 28, 2016, Baroness Neville Rolfe, the United Kingdom Minister of State for Intellectual Property, announced that the U.K. would ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA), paving the way for the European Unified Patent Court (UPC). Commentators were generally surprised that the...

 


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