LEX VINI

Reform Of Immigration System

From the Law Offices of Melissa Harms: We are pleased to announce that President Obama unveiled a long-awaiting plan to reform the immigration system on November 20, 2014.  His executive action brings immediate relief to as many as 4.4 million undocumented foreign nationals living in the US through a few key programs: Deferred Action for […]

California Labor Commissioner Issues Required Postings for New Paid Sick Leave Law

The California Labor Commissioner recently issued the Paid Sick Leave poster template and Wage Notice for employers to use as of January 1, 2015 in compliance with California’s new paid sick leave law, AB 1522.  Employers do not need to use these documents in their workplace, but if they create their own posters and notices, […]

USPTO Recognizes Exclusivity in Surname Trademark for Wine

On November 7, 2014, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued an opinion upholding the refusal to register the trademark BARTON FAMILY WINERY for wine based on a prior trademark registration for THOMAS BARTON, also for wine.  A copy of the opinion may be found here. While this is […]

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