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  1. Protecting Your Data from Departing Employees

    Trade secrets and confidential information often form the lifeblood of a company. Despite considerable efforts a company might take to protect this vital information, it can be difficult to prevent a departing employee from taking this information with them—potentially to …

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  2. EU Data Protection Laws: Why US Companies Should Care

    After being introduced in April 2016, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially comes into enforcement effect today, replacing the existing EU Data Protection Directive. Although similar to the previous data protection law, the GDPR includes new and …

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  3. Tips for Small Businesses in the Event of a Government Shutdown

    Despite assurances from Congress that a shutdown will be avoided in the future, it still is a real possibility. Hopefully, you already have received some helpful guidance from your contracting officer about the effect such a shutdown will have on …

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  4. A Sad Day for Happy-Talk

    In a highly anticipated ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States recently held that the disparagement clause of federal trademark law violates the First Amendment. This disparagement clause refused federal trademark registration for trademarks that are likely to disparage …

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  5. Who’s First in Trademark

    In the United States, trademark rights generally go to the first to use a mark in commerce as opposed to the first to file a mark with the trademark office. But what does that really mean? A recent trademark dispute …

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  6. Compulsory Licenses In The Digital Age

    Are Internet streaming services cable systems under Section 111 of the Copyright Act and therefore entitled to retransmit broadcast television under the compulsory license scheme? Under Section 111, cable systems can rebroadcast traditional broadcast television content in exchange for paying …

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