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Workplace Safety Complain…

Workplace Safety Complaints on the Rise

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s general industry and construction industry enforcement divisions recently performed their first COVID-19 compliance inspections of Michigan employers and found a handful of “serious”… Read More
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Virtual Justice

Virtual Justice

Michigan’s judiciary branch is to be commended for its exceptional efforts to maintain justice for all during these difficult times. When Michigan began to experience closures due to COVID-19, the Michigan Supreme Court quickly responded with a ser… Read More
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Examination Litigation

Examination Litigation

The college admissions process suffered another blow to its reputation this past month when parents of students who took an online version of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (“AP”) exams filed a class action lawsuit against the testing g… Read More
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The University Update

The University Update

There are only a handful of university presidents across the country who are also medical doctors, and Michigan boasts 4 of them: Oakland University’s Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D.; Wayne State University’s M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S.; Michigan State… Read More
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Engaged in Counterfeiting

Engaged in Counterfeiting

Trademark law often draws public interest because it involves familiar brands that we all use on a daily basis. And an important New York case, now on its way to the Federal Court of Appeals, involves a couple of big ones: Tiffany & Co. vs. Costc… Read More
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Life Is Like a Batch of C…

Life Is Like a Batch of Christmas Cookies

Baking isn’t really my specialty, but when the holiday season rolls around, there are a few family recipes that are must-haves in our house. So, when my son walked in the door this past week after his first semester away at college, I wasn’t surp… Read More
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Trademark Troublemakers

Trademark Troublemakers

The information you submit to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) during the trademark registration process is public record and will eventually become accessible to anyone who seeks it out. This can include your contact information… Read More
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Illinois Workplace Transp…

Illinois Workplace Transparency Act

On January 1, 2020, the “Workplace Transparency Act” will take effect in Illinois. The Act is a sweeping piece of legislation designed to protect victims of harassment and discrimination in the workplace. It applies to nearly every employer in Il… Read More
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No Contest (USPTO Style)

No Contest (USPTO Style)

While most people realize that they need to file trademark maintenance documents after the fifth year of registration, many fail to take advantage of the opportunity at that time to gain heightened protection for their mark by having the mark acknowl… Read More
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Protection for Less

Protection for Less

Registration of a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office is the best and preferred method of trademark protection because it grants nationwide, prioritized ownership rights. But the costs associated with the application process… Read More
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