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IP Frontiers: Checking in on expungement and reexamination: Early common pitfalls

Since Dec. 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has accepted two new types of ex parte proceedings to be filed for trademark purposes: expungement and reexamination. When these new proceedings were first proposed and announced, many practitioners were ...

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Technology competence requires ethical compliance during remote proceedings

With new COVID-19 variants popping up left and right, we face renewed uncertainty about the pandemic and the near future. As a result, many law firms continue to allow remote work, and some legal proceedings are occurring virtually. The challenging ...

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Commentary: Tips for successful privilege review setup

Kicking off a managed document review requires many steps, from the drafting of the review protocol to setting up the coding panel for review. Attorneys who have set up managed review projects are familiar with many of the components that ...

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Matrimonial Matters: A look at several recent family law updates

After things going fairly slow in family legal matters due to the effects of the pandemic, there are several things happening in family law and the courts this spring, including: Child Support Calculations The biennial update of the calculations used ...

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IP Frontiers: Tips for choosing and applying for a strong trademark

Trademarks are an essential asset to any business. A trademark identifies the source of the goods or services; it lets people know that you are providing the goods or services and it can set expectation levels based on your brand’s ...

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Commentary: Local study shows parent education reduces family strife, court disputes

Parent education for couples involved in family disputes works. As lawyers, judges and educators, we have long known that parent education can ease conflicts in families and promote reasonable family-based solutions to divorce, custody, visitation and other family disputes. Now ...

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Remote work trends: Moving the bar on the unauthorized practice of law

COVID-19 has had far-reaching effects on both society as a whole and on the practice of law. Remote work has become commonplace due to the long-term impact of the pandemic and, as a result, the rules and regulations that limit ...

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Your Counsel: NY expands employee whistleblower protections

Lawyers tend to limit their practice to a few areas. Nonetheless, people come to us with myriad problems — many of which fall outside our expertise. Through this column, we provide practical information to help assist those who have employment, ...

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