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November 2015 Archives

Marijuana legalization: The trouble of patents

When certain businesses become legal for the first time, there can be difficulties with legality and intellectual property. Take for instance the current aim to legalize marijuana sales within the United States. In some states, it's only legal as medical marijuana, whereas it's legal to use recreationally in others. The difficulty that has now arisen is that marijuana, since it was illegal and is illegal federally, can't be registered as intellectual property.

The singular and complex realm of construction law and litigation

It is small wonder that construction law issues potentially and actually faced by property owners, developers, general contractors and other parties centrally involved in construction projects across Southern California are many and complex.

Trademark laws apply to everyone, even Taylor Swift

A celebrity doesn't get much bigger than country/pop music star Taylor Swift. She is not simply a singer; she is a brand, a business with so much money and power that it might seem daunting for another business to challenge her in any sort of business litigation. 

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