Whistleblower Immunity Provision

With the New Year rapidly approaching, it is the time of year when businesses review the past year’s successes and failures, as well as plan what they want to accomplish in 2017. It also should be a time when businesses review their legal contracts to make sure that they are current with all applicable laws…

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You Down with TPP? An Overview of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its U.S. Implications

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an expansive and comprehensive trade agreement, comprised of 6,000 pages, entered into between the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. If the TTP is ratified, the food industry can expect increased trade and food choices in each member nation. One…

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Strategic Branding: Use and Registration of Cannabis Related Trademarks

With the legal marijuana industry experiencing rapid growth (up roughly 26% from 2015), many companies engaged in marijuana related business ventures, of both the medicinal and recreational varieties, understand the importance of brand growth through trademark registration and protection. There are currently 25 U.S. states that have legalized the use of medical marijuana, with Ohio…

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