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COVID-19 Intellectual Property News

Insight David Devernoe David Devernoe · March 20, 2020
Africa Regional Intellectual Property Office:  Discourages in-person meetings.  Continuing operations via electronic means. Austrian Intellectual Property Office:  All office deadlines in proceedings before the registry (e.g., notice periods) are extended by two months without the need to request the extension. But, statutory

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Venture Boards and the Corona Virus - 5 Things to Do Now

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · March 06, 2020
The Corona Virus is serving up a pretty toxic mix of public safety and economic risk with a heavy side order of uncertainty and anxiety. Company directors have a "duty of care" that requires them to "exercise care in making decisions as a director, based on adequate information and a good faith belief that their decisions are in the best interest

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Brazil Passes Landmark Privacy Law: The Lei General de Proteção de Dados (The General Law for the Protection of Privacy)

Insight March 02, 2020
Joining the global trend started in Europe with the GDPR, Brazil recently enacted its own omnibus law (going into effect August 2020 after a recent extension) governing the use of personal data, the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (General Law for the Protection of Privacy or LGPD). Similar to the EU’s GDPR and California’s

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Legal Insight: Coronavirus and Its Effect on the Supply Chain

Insight Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · Phillip Wang Phillip Wang · February 26, 2020

Reporting and worried speculation about the coronavirus outbreak is widespread, and the potential disruption to global manufacturing and commerce may be profound.[1] Suppliers, distributors, manufacturers and end-users whose businesses rely on vendors or other market participants affected by coronavirus may face significant business and legal risks, to say nothing of financial distress, insolvency or bankruptcy. Consequently, now may be a good time to review your supply chain business exposure and consider commercially viable alternatives.

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OCC and FDIC Propose CRA Modernization Regulations

Insight John R. Mussman John R. Mussman · January 31, 2020
On December 12, 2019, the FDIC and OCC issued their long-awaited proposed regulations to Modernize the Community Reinvestment Act (the “Proposed Regulations”). The more complete version of the Proposed Regulations was published in the Federal Register on January 9, 2020,

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Rimon Partner Buz Barclay chairs the Infocast Projects & Money Summit

Insight Bernays T. (Buz) Barclay Bernays T. (Buz) Barclay · January 24, 2020
Rimon Partner Buz Barclay chaired the twelfth edition of the Infocast Projects & Money Summit on January 14-16 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Buz was the original founder of this conference of the U.S. competitive power project industry, when he first brought this vital industry's annual kickoff back to New Orleans after the devastation

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Litigation Finance – A Modest Proposal

Insight John J. Hanley John J. Hanley · Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · January 23, 2020
Many lawyers have heard the one about the consultation with a new client.  Lawyer: “You have a pretty good case.  How much justice can you afford?”  It’s funny but it also distills a troubling reality – high stakes commercial claims are costlier to assert and the likelihood of success more uncertain than ever;

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IRS guidance on virtual currency transactions

Insight Melinda Fellner Bramwit Melinda Fellner Bramwit · January 22, 2020
The last word taxpayers engaging in virtual currency transactions heard from the IRS was in 2014 in Notice 2014-21. Please review our commentary on the notice here. Now, five years later, the IRS has issued two new pieces of guidance for taxpayers in this area in the form of Revenue Ruling 2019-24 and a set of questions and answers on the

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WEBINAR: Getting It Right - Startup Employee Hiring, Employing, and Terminating

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · January 14, 2020
You can view the webinar here. View the slides here. Rimon Partner Dror Futter and Chaim Book of Moskowitz & Book LLP hosted a webinar titled "Getting it right - start-up employee hiring, employing, and terminating." Topics covered: • Recruiting and Interviewing • Obligations to Prior Employers • Employees vs.

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IRA Trust Beneficiaries after the Secure Act by Rimon Partner Brent Nelson

Insight Brent Nelson Brent Nelson · January 10, 2020
There are two schools of thought on naming at trust as a beneficiary of an IRA: (1) NEVER DO IT, and (2) do it if it meets your goals. The First camp lives and dies on the belief that naming a trust accelerates distributions from the IRA–thus more tax sooner, and that is usually bad. The Second camp lives and dies on playing with somewhat

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