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There are several steps you should take to preserve your company’s trade secrets when an employee  decides to leave the company.  All departing employees should be asked to participate in an exit interview to learn about the employees plans after depar …

Category: Employment Law | Intellectual Property Law

For you to follow developments in Intellectual Property law and business, CASTAYBERT PLLC has created a Scoop It account collecting the most up-do-date news about “IP, Copyright, Trademark, and Advertising” from sources across the Web. This link will t …

Category: Intellectual Property Law

For you to follow developments in art, gallery, auction and museum law and business news, CASTAYBERT PLLC has created a Scoop It account collecting the most up-do-date news about the art industry from sources across the Web. This link will take you dir …

Category: Art Law

For you to follow developments in Fashion Law and Business News, CASTAYBERT PLLC has created a Scoop It account collecting the most up-do-date news about the fashion and apparel industry from sources across the Web.   This link will take you directly t …

Category: Fashion Law

Celebrities have long registered trademarks for their names.  Now, college football coaches are getting into the trademark game, too.  USC football coach Steve Sarkisian has registered a trademark for “Sark” and “Coach Sark” for clothing and an online …

Category: Intellectual Property Law

There’s no such thing as “just a text” anymore.  Just as this quick and easy means of communication has made its way into most of our personal lives, it has also become an everyday tool in workplace communications.  This raises some issues worth consid …

Category: Employment Law

It’s difficult to imagine launching a marketing campaign in any business, let alone in the fashion industry, without using social media.  These tools can introduce more would-be customers to your product and do it faster than ever imaginable, and they …

Category: Intellectual Property Law

Robert Frisby, an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, discussed the FTC Rules on textile labeling and advertising at TEXWORLD USA 2014, last month.  His remarks include disclosure requirements regarding fiber content and country-of-origin, as w …

Category: Commercial Litigation

August 15, 2014 – Texworld USA 2014 organizers have posted videos of the various panel discussions and presentations held during Texworld USA 2014 last month. Follow this link to watch: THE WHAT WHERE AND HOW OF GARMENT PRODUCTION – moderated by Dina D …

Category: Business Transactions | Intellectual Property Law

August 7, 2014 – Judge Loretta A. Preska of the Southern District of New York  upheld a magistrate’s ruling ordering Microsoft Corp.  to hand over to federal prosecutors electronic data they are seeking in a narcotics case, and that is stored by Micros …

Category: Commercial Litigation

August 2, 2014 – A New York federal judge has found Dimitrio Tsirkos, a former Mister Softee franchisee, in contempt for failing to comply with a June order barring him from using decals on his trucks that are “confusingly similar” to Mister Softee’s t …

Category: Intellectual Property Law

August 1, 2014 – This past week, the National Labor Relations Board maintained that women’s shoe sales associates from two different departments within Bergdorf’s New York store could not constitute one single micro-bargaining unit.  The unanimous deci …

Category: Employment Law

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