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May 23, 2022

Beware OFAC in a Time of Sanctions

On Monday, April 25, 2022, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) announced a settlement with Toll Holdings Limited (“Toll”), an Australian freight forwarding and logistics company, with respect to Toll’s originations and/or receipt “of payments through the U.S.» Read More

Mar 31, 2022

The Importance of Clean Chain of Title in Buying, Selling or Licensing Trademarks and Copyrights

Chain of title in intangible rights? Yes, you heard it here first. Chain of title is just as applicable to trademarks and copyrights as to real property (such as a home or plot of land). Accordingly, buyers and sellers, as well as licensors and licensees, of the rights encompassed by trademarks or copyrights must ensure the chain of title establishes they are dealing with the “right” party. This» Read More

Mar 16, 2022

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Remains Competitive Nationally

Despite the economic complications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lehigh Valley again ranked among the fastest-growing regions in the United States, highlighting its ongoing and robust economic growth. Large-scale economic projects in the region contributed to its continued growth over the last year.» Read More

Feb 09, 2022

To Search or To Sink: The Importance of Clearing Your Brand

So many times in my three decades of practice I’ve shaken my head at the perils a trademark owner can so easily avoid by searching and clearing a mark. The litigations! The unnecessary attorneys’ fees! The time and resources lost! All because my client (or adversary) didn’t conduct a proper trademark search.» Read More