Is Your Brand Safe in Asia?

China is the new darling of luxury good exports, including wine.  However, many wineries fail to fully consider the need to protect their trademark in China prior to doing business there.  Not only is counterfeiting a problem in China, but so is trademark squatting where Chinese nationals pre-emptively register foreign company trademarks.  Scott Gerien, the […]

Seminar on How to Collect on Deadbeat Accounts

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty partner David Balter was featured speaker at the National Business Institute’s seminar “Collections; Seeking and Collecting a Judgment,” which was held on January 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California. This seminar will be of special interest to wineries, growers, distributors and retailers, as well as anyone interested in learning the nuts and bolts of […]

Self-Checkout Purchase of Alcohol Still Prohibited Despite California Grocer’s Petition

On January 1, 2012 California Business & Professions Code Section 23394.7 took effect prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages at customer-operated checkout stands.  On December 23, 2011, prior to the enactment of this provision, the California ABC issued an Industry Advisory providing guidance to retailers in complying with the new law.  This was promptly followed on December 28, 2011 by the […]