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The Cutting Edge: A Non-traditional Basis For Federal Jurisdiction Under The Edge Act

How can a federally chartered bank find a basis for federal court jurisdiction even without a federal question or diversity among the parties? The answer is the very powerful, but little-known, provision of the Edge Act codified at 12 U.S.C. § 632 ("Section 632"). Section 632 provides...

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Space Considerations And Lease Negotiations In A Down Market

Introduction The year 2008 marked a significant decline in office leasing activity with downward trends expected to persist through 2009, as evidenced by growing amounts of vacant space, a decrease in rental rates and an overflow of available sublease space. The commercial vacancy rate in...

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The New Standard Of Fraud And The Importance Of Trademark Audits

Introduction Trademark audits are important to the proper maintenance of any trademark portfolio.They have become even more vital as a result of a series of recent cases decided by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.These decisions have made...

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