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Intellectual Property

Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents: 
A Mid-Year Update

From big brand battles to Supreme Court headlines, the year 2017 set a high bar for 2018 IP law. As we head into the second half of the year, we reflect on developments in trademark, copyright and patent law in the first half of 2018, and developments to watch over the next six months. Trademark...

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

No Excuses: GDPR Ups Ante on Accountability and Risk

Complying with the new EU privacy regulation is not easy – but it is critical. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018. Although U.S. businesses may think that EU regulations do not apply to them, the GDPR extends to any entity, in...

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Real Estate

Finding the Perfect Site Is Just the Start

Five steps to help you turn a land development vision into a reality. Finding the perfect location on which to build a facility to house operations may seem like the most challenging part of a project. After all, selecting and acquiring the right property can be difficult, particularly in...

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Labor & Employment

#MeToo and the Workplace: What’s Changed – and What Needs to Change

Today’s headlines point to why it is critical to review and strengthen company harassment programs. In the current climate of #MeToo and the Time’s Up movement, many employers are scrambling to answer a variety of questions relating to harassment in the workplace. Chief among these...

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Department of Labor (DOL)

DOL's Change of Course on Unpaid Interns

In a recent change of position, the department of Labor has endorsed a new standard for determining when an unpaid intern is entitled to compensation as an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Previously, the DOL applied a rigid six-part test to determine if an individual was an unpaid...

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Cannabis

Medical Marijuana Clouds Drug Testing for Many Workplaces

To date, 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. Some states, such as California, have been grappling with the implications of medicinal marijuana use for several years, while others, such as Pennsylvania, are just beginning to explore the complicated...

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Real Estate

Stormwater Regulation and Fees Will Impact Businesses and Development

Businesses and developers must remain vigilant in tracking proposed local regulation of stormwater. Municipalities throughout Pennsylvania are in the process of implementing local stormwater ordinances and fees that will likely impact land development. Recent changes to federal and state laws have...

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