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A new Rule 9 took effect June 2, 2014 in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court that stands to speed up pre-trial proceedings, and ease the complications associated with e-discovery.  The new rule allows parties to consent to accel …

Category: Commercial Litigation

Whether you are a one-person startup, a mid-sized company or one headed for the Fortune 500, registering a trademark to protect the name or logo for your product or service is one of the single most important steps you take.  Imagine pouring your heart …

Category: Intellectual Property Law

It may seem like just yesterday companies were handing out corporate Blackberries and phones to employees.  But today, “bring your own device” has increasingly become the norm.  Encouraging employees to use their own devices to communicate for work pur …

Category: Employment Law

In this age of seemingly endless social media outlets, the pressure to capture a celebrity endorsement “freeby” can be enormous.  But beware.  As present as they can seek to be in the public eye, celebrities covet their identities and every form of lik …

Category: Commercial Litigation

A company’s intellectual property can include some of its most precious assets.  When an employee leaves, particularly for a competitor, your company can be vulnerable to the loss of those assets.  What’s more, ownership of IP, trade secrets and other …

Category: Employment Law

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