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A Closer Look at BCG’s Franchise Law Study

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) recently released a study finding that the U.S. beer market is “open, freely competitive and driven by consumer choice.” BCG concludes its study by imploring lawmakers to be “skeptical of complaints (legal or otherwise) that the marketplace favors only large players.”  In other words, BCG appears to argue that regulators should maintain […]

Trademark Protection for Vineyard Brands

The June 2014 issue of Practical Winery & Vineyard features an article by DP&F’s Katja Loeffelholz titled “Branding Agricultural Commodities.”  The articles provides growers with a detailed summary of the importance of protecting their vineyard’s brand. You can access the article by clicking on the image below. For more information on how you can secure trademark rights, please […]

Class Action Waivers Enforceable in Employment Arbitration Agreements

On Monday, June 23, 2014 the California Supreme Court held that class action waivers are enforceable in employment arbitration agreements.  This means that an employee and employer can agree through a binding arbitration agreement that the employee may not assert class action claims against the employer.  In the same case the Court found that a representative action through California’s Private Attorney […]

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