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  • Hard to swallow: Starbucks’ trademark dilution claim

    April / May 2014
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

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    Word count: 618

    Abstract: This past November, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that coffee giant Starbucks wasn’t entitled to a preliminary injunction prohibiting the use of a competitor’s product names. This article explains why the Second Circuit affirmed a district court’s finding that the marks were only minimally similar, and why the circuit court determined that a survey Starbucks used in support of its trademark dilution claim was fundamentally flawed. Starbucks Corp. v. Wolfe’s Borough Coffee Inc. d/b/a Black Bear Micro Roastery, No. 12‐364‐cv, Nov. 15, 2013 (2nd Cir.)Abstract: This past November, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that coffee giant Starbucks wasn’t entitled to a preliminary injunction prohibiting the use of a competitor’s product names. This article explains why the Second Circuit affirmed a district court’s finding that the marks were only minimally similar, and why the circuit court determined that a survey…

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  • Why levels of value matter – Defining the appropriate basis is key

    July / August 2013
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

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    Word count: 618

    Abstract: A business may have more than one value, depending on the purpose of the appraisal and the characteristics of the ownership interest. Confusion over levels of value may lead to misinformed business decisions. This article lists some different levels of value, such as control, minority marketable value and minority nonmarketable value. The article points out the importance of discussing all the options and making an informed decision under the guidance of an experienced valuation professional.

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  • Benefits of using a family LLC

    February 2013
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

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    Word count: 618

    Abstract: For those who are interested in gradually transferring partial ownership of their assets to their children, a good method might be to transfer the assets to a family limited liability company (LLC) and subsequently gift membership interests in it to the children. With that in mind, this article provides some information about using a family LLC to transfer ownership of assets.

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  • Mobile banking: How do we get there?

    Fall 2011
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 618

    Abstract: Many banks now allow customers to access their accounts, make transfers and payments, and conduct other transactions — all from their mobile devices. However, despite the many benefits of mobile banking, customers are still wary of electronic banking methods. As a result, many community banks are reluctant to fully plunge into the mobile arena. This article shows some of the procedures banks can implement to make the most of this fast-growing market.

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  • Compensation strategy runs into FLSA turbulence

    November / December 2010
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

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    Word count: 618

    Abstract: A worker filed a lawsuit alleging that his company had failed to properly pay him overtime under the FLSA. This article looks at the appeals court’s decision that the defendant had tried to avoid paying the worker a higher “regular rate” by artificially designating a portion of his wages as “straight time” and a portion as “per diem.”

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  • Personal vs. enterprise goodwill – Another state recognizes the critical difference

    January / February 2010
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

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    Word count: 618

    Abstract: The Kentucky Supreme Court recently joined the majority of states that distinguish between personal and enterprise goodwill when valuing a business. Such a distinction can significantly affect divorce settlements when one spouse holds an interest in a closely held business or sole proprietorship — particularly a professional practice. This article looks at how the court came to its conclusion that spouses will receive no share of their partner’s personal goodwill.

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  • ADA amendments expand coverage – How your business may be affected

    March / April 2009
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

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    Word count: 618

    Abstract: Congress enacted far-reaching amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act that clarify the definition of “disability” in critical ways and reject several narrow Supreme Court decisions and EEOC rules. As a result, millions of workers not previously covered will now qualify for its protection.

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  • Determining whether a merger is right for your firm

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

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    Word count: 618

    Abstract: Continuing consolidation in the legal profession means there are more opportunities than ever to merge. Even now, you may be at the point where you want to explore a chance to grow your firm. But before you expend the time, energy and money to join forces with another, make sure the merger is a good fit. This article reviews factors to consider, such as synergy with the other firm, financials and clients. (Updated 1/4/12)

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