International Business Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 23, 2012 – A poster to promote a law school’s annual symposium has caused quite a stir recently. The University of Pennsylvania’s Intellectual Property Group used Louis Vuitton’s famous logo and colors to graphically depict the symposium on IP issues in fashion law. The symposium discussed intellectual property rights, the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, and exceptions to liability for dilution such as a parody. They used Louis Vuitton’s four-leaf flower, curved beige diamonds with a star inset, and color scheme but replaced the LV initials with TM. Louis Vuitton’s trademark […]


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Clinton Hempel, a senior corporate lawyer in the BVI, has launched a specialist BVI law firm: Hempel and Boyd British Virgin Islands (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2012 – An experienced transactional lawyer, Clinton rates the BVI as the world’s leading offshore corporate jurisdiction, and Hempel and Boyd will focus exclusively on the BVI. According to Clinton: “There is no better offshore jurisdiction for international transactional work and asset holding structures. After 13 years of practice in the BVI, I am very excited about the prospect of delivering BVI legal services to clients across the globe, under the banner of […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2011 – Being a “green business” is a big buzzword as more consumers are looking to be healthier and better to the Earth. But with the upcoming Earth Day on April 22, not all businesses are truly green, even though they make claims to it. “Greenwashing” or false advertising claims about being eco-friendly will be prosecuted by the Federal Trade Commission, denied a trademark with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and challenged by the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau. “In recent years, businesses have increasingly used ‘green’ marketing […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2011 – Dallas District Judge Eric Moyé entered a final judgment on Dec. 31 in a case involving the breakup of the Youngblood & Bendalin partnership. The case was filed by Youngblood & Associates against Ronald M. Bendalin, alleging that he breached a contract and wrongfully withdrew from Youngblood and Bendalin, a partnership that did mortgage work and was the majority owner of a residential mortgage loan and document joint venture with McGlenchey Stafford. The court ordered Bendalin to pay the plaintiff $231,691 in damages and $295,817 in attorney’s, fees in addition to […]


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Gregory D. Jordan, an Austin business litigation attorney, offers insights regarding the Supreme Court of Texas ruling dated July 2, 2010, in the case of Quixtar, Inc. v. Signature Management Team LLC. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2010 – “The Quixtar case is important because it clarifies Texas law pertaining to whether a lawsuit can be dismissed for a lack of convenience,” asserts Austin business litigation attorney Gregory D. Jordan. “The Court made it very clear that if you are sued by an out of state plaintiff, the trial court should afford substantially less deference to the plaintiff’s […]


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In a world of acronyms gone mad there is now flogging to wrap one’s head around. Flog is a fake blog. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 8, 2010 – Who hasn’t landed on a fake blog style website at one time or another? The problem is, not everyone knows they’ve landed on a flog. Typically, a flog deals with false advertising and unproven claims with fake testimonials. “It’s the latest way to scam money from unsuspecting surfers. Why is this important to know? It’s important to know because this practice is just beginning and lawyers need to be […]


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