“Boop oop a doop” – the Betty Boop case and the potential to infringe a trade mark registration comprising a word by the use of an image

“Boop oop a doop” – the Betty Boop case and the potential to infringe a trade mark registration comprising a word by the use of an image

The Law Reports are littered with examples of failures by celebrities and the owners of well-known fictional characters to prevent third parties using their images, or the images of those fictional characters, on merchandise. Examples of well-known “losers” include Tarzan, the rock band Linkin Park, the pop group Abba, the ... Read More »

New OSHA reporting requirements go into effect January 1, 2015

New OSHA reporting requirements go into effect January 1, 2015

Beginning January 1, 2015, employers will need to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new requirements for reporting employee fatalities and severe injuries. The new rule requires employers to report to OSHA all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all work-related hospitalizations of one or more employees, ... Read More »

Investor advisory committee advises SEC to revisit definition of “accredited investor” and provide enhanced protections

Investor advisory committee advises SEC to revisit definition of “accredited investor” and provide enhanced protections

The amount of funds raised through private placements has become increasingly significant in the United States. When companies are not conducting a public offering and raise capital through a private placement instead, they often seek to demonstrate compliance with Rule 506 of Regulation D to ensure that they do not ... Read More »

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