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March 6th Presentation on Trademark Best Practices

Scott Gerien, head of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty’s Intellectual Property Department, will be appearing on a panel with Judith Schvimmer, Vice President and Legal Counsel at Jackson Family Enterprises, on  “Trademark Protection” on March 6 at 12:00 PST.  The presentation will be a TeleBriefing sponsored by Law Seminars International  In this 90-minute TeleBriefing, the panel of […]

Alcohol Beverage Licenses as Assets in Debt Collection

A recent US Bankruptcy Court case from the Middle District of Florida highlights the pitfalls of attempting to value certain assets, including a bar and liquor license, without expert assistance (Zaslavsky v. Smith (In re Smith) January 31, 2013, 2013 Bankr. LEXIS 434). In this matter, plaintiff creditor brought an adversary proceeding against defendant bankruptcy […]

Vineyard Purchases: Avoid Attorney Fees, Get a Survey

All too often purchasers of real property make assumptions about the extent of land included in their purchase, relying on visible landmarks such as tree lines and existing fences.  Despite the opportunity, and many times admonitions, to engage a land surveyor prior to the consummation of a purchase, prospective buyers often times wait until after […]

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