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Tales From The IP Crypt

Halloween is a favorite and growing holiday. The National Retail Federation estimates that Halloween spending in the U.S. for the 2018 Halloween season will reach $9 billion. Helping to drive this market are the inventors, designers, and businesses who for more than a century have been working to provide holiday decorations, candies, and costumes, and also protecting their IP in these items.

 


Endorsements in Social Media

In late 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (‘FTC’) updated its Guide which makes it very clear that, when making a paid endorsement on social media (such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), the endorser must openly disclose that they are being paid to make the endorsement. The FTC has commenced enforcement against both companies and influencers. The term influencer includes models. 


On the Right to Sue

From Texas: On the Right to Sue | Workers and Consumers Forced into Arbitration

On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court made a 5:4 decision to enforce arbitration requirements in employment contracts. It has previously ruled, in the 2015 DirecTV, Inc. v. Imburgia decision that arbitration agreements with consumers can force them into arbitration instead of successfully filing a lawsuit over services or products disputes. Yesterday’s ruling on employment contracts consolidated three cases that all questioned Congress’ Arbitration Act. 


Spotlight on Patent Lawyer Barry R. Lewin

Barry R. Lewin of Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C. is an internationally known and superb patent attorney whose technological expertise and legal skills result in an outstanding work even in the most complex patent matters. 


The Prisoner’s Dilemma

In personal injury mediation, negotiation quickly becomes all about distributive bargaining: how much is one party willing to give and the other party willing to take, methodically approached by incremental tit-for-tat offers. Each party always keeping a keen eye on their bottom line throughout the process. But is this the best way to maximize value and achieve a successful settlement resolution?