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Many of the attorneys in the Law Firm Alliance author articles and thought leadership pieces on important topics and trends covering a wide variety of practices.  

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Brexit - EU IP Rights in a "No Deal“ Scenario

January 21, 2019
Alexander Spaeth, KLEINER Rechtsanwaelte, Germany

Based on the latest political turns in Great Britian, a no deal Brexit becomes a real possibility. How would a no deal scenario affect European Trade Mark registrations (EUTM) and Community Design registrations (CDR)?


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How General Counsels can Successfully Collaborate with Outside Attorneys

January 18, 2019
Richard Crow, Ward and Smith, P.A.

Three senior in-house attorneys discussed best practices for collaborating with outside counsel during a panel discussion at Ward and Smith’s 2018 In-House Counsel Seminar, with a focus on leveraging technology, controlling legal spend, and managing succession.


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There's a New Sheriff in Town: The FDA's Move to Regulate CBD

January 18, 2019
Tyler Russell and Allen Trask, Ward and Smith, P.A.

The passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the "AIA"), the American hemp industry is poised for exponential growth. Cannabidiol or "CBD" represents one of the fastest growing – and, perhaps, the most controversial and commercially profitable – segments of the hemp industry today.


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What Corporate Counsel Need to Know about Privacy and Data Security

January 14, 2019
Deana A. Labriola, Ward and Smith, P.A.

Two Ward and Smith attorneys and the top information technology lawyer for a Fortune 250 company explained how companies seeking to keep their privacy and data security practices in line with the law face an increasingly complex legal environment.


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The End of Hemp Prohibition

January 11, 2019
Tyler Russell and Allen Trask, Ward and Smith, P.A.

"Farm bills" are adopted by Congress from time to time to reauthorize and modify USDA programs that address, among other things, commodity support, conservation, nutrition assistance, farm credit, rural development, research and extension activates, forestry, energy, horticulture, and crop insurance.  The 2018 Farm Bill does more than just that: it legalizes hemp. 


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Pennsylvania Superior Court Deals a Rare Win to Nursing Homes

January 7, 2019
Danielle Dietrich, Tucker Arensberg, PC
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"Opioid Update: New federal law and physician subpoenas for records and depositions"

December 21, 2018
Danielle Dietrich, Tucker Arensberg, PC, Allegheny County Medical Society Bulletin
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You Can’t Buy the “Raspberry Beret” MP3 at the Second Hand Store: Court Nixes Site for Re-Selling Digital Music

December 14, 2018
Published by Slate on December 14th, 2018
Cullen D. Seltzer

Ever bought a song or an album on iTunes and, after a while, decided you didn’t like it? Did you wish you could sell it somewhere, to someone, for something, the way you might have done with an old vinyl record or CD? In 2011, a company called ReDigi figured out a novel way for iTunes music purchasers to do just that. But for the past few years, it’s been tangled up in litigation. In what may prove to be ReDigi’s death knell, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has all but shut the business down.


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What Qualifies as Necessaries Under the Commercial Instruments and Maritime Liens Act?

December 14, 2018
Diana J. Masters and Chelsea C. Crews, King & Jurgens, Offshore Winds Blog
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