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Student-Athlete Sponsorship Deals in 2022…What Businesses Should Know
March 17, 2022 | Intellectual Property

Since the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) adopted its Interim Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Policy in June 2021, which allows college athletes to receive NIL-based compensation, businesses and athletes alike have capitalized on the new rules by entering into varied sponsorship deals. These collaborations between businesses and athletes have ranged from multimillion-dollar endorsement deals

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iPhone To OurPhone: Apple Update Allows Users To Create A “Legacy Contact”
December 23, 2021 | Trusts & Estates | Intellectual Property

Today, much of our lives are documented through digital devices and assets, instead of, for example, through things such as traditional family photo albums.  But while photo albums are easily passed on after death, passing along digital assets present additional challenges.  Expectedly, there are laws which address the ownership of digital assets.  That said, despite

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Businesses Can Cautiously Proceed with Student-Athlete Sponsorship Deals
July 16, 2021 | Corporate

Businesses have been champing at the bit for a chance to collaborate more with college athletes for years. Until recently, however, those collaborations were not possible because college athletes were prohibited from profiting off their name and likeness and entering into sponsorship deals under the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Over the

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Miller Published in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
December 21, 2020 | Commercial Litigation

Gregory Miller’s article, “Concise-ly is Not Nice,” was recently published in the Writer’s Corner of the New Jersey Lawyer.

Click here to read the full article.

 

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Del Pizzo Published in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
August 21, 2020 | Commercial Litigation

Nancy Del Pizzo’s articles, “Judges take notice of gender neutrality in legal writing” and “The Thoughtful Lawyer is a Better Writer,” were published in the Writer’s Corner of the New Jersey Lawyer magazine in February and August 2020, respectively.

Click here to read the February article.

Click here to read the August article.

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The Notorious RBG Spits Fire: BOOKING.COM Is Not Generic
July 1, 2020 | Intellectual Property

As is often the case, technology develops faster than the law. In that connection, courts are often called upon to apply legislation from yesteryear to technology which, at the time the legislation was passed, would have been categorized as science fiction. Such was the conundrum faced by the Supreme Court in having to apply the

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Supreme Court Hears First-Ever Telephonic Oral Argument
May 4, 2020 | Intellectual Property

On May 4, 2020, the United States Supreme Court heard its first ever telephonic oral argument in its history. The case, styled United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com, B.V., addressed the issue of whether the addition of “.com” to an otherwise generic term can create a protectable trademark. Erica Ross, an Assistant to

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Proposed COVID-19 Bills Targeting Insurers: Do They Pass Constitutional Muster?
April 15, 2020 | Insurance Coverage

“While emergency does not create power, emergency may furnish the occasion for the exercise of power.”

~ U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles E. Hughes (1934)

COVID-19 has transformed the health and economy of our nation. Expectedly, the legislative response to this national emergency, at both the state and federal levels,

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Updated ESD Guidance Says Attorneys May Be Considered Essential
April 14, 2020 | Professional Liability

Several weeks into the coronavirus pandemic, New York businesses remain subject to the provisions of Executive Order No. 202.8, which required all employers to reduce their in-person workforces at any work locations by 100% starting on March 22. An exception to this restriction applies to “Any essential business or entity providing essential services or functions,”

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Brands Respond to COVID-19
April 3, 2020 | Intellectual Property

Many years ago, Mr. Rogers bestowed upon his audience some sage advice given to him by his mother after he would see scary things in the news. His mother told him “look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” In these challenging times, certain brands have done precisely that – helped.

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