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  • What the Recent Cyberattack Means and Ways Businesses Can Protect Themselves
    The unprecedented cyberattack on October 21, 2016, which crippled many of the Internet’s most widely trafficked sites, should be a wakeup call for businesses about the potential for hackers to weaponize common Internet-enabled devices and cripple businesses. What Happened? The cyberattack was caused in part by malware directed to more ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Monday, October 24th, 2016By Sandra A. Jeskie
  • The Death Of The New Jersey Estate Tax
    On Oct. 7, 2016, the New Jersey legislature approved a bill that would eliminate the New Jersey estate tax by 2018. The bill is the result of a compromise between Gov. Chris Christie and the state legislature to increase the state’s gas tax by 23 cents per gallon and slightly ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Wealth PlanningPublished on Friday, October 21st, 2016By DuaneMorris3
  • Politics and Elections in the Era of Cyberwarfare
    Unless you are a hermit hiding out in an undiscovered cave, you are well aware that we have been in the thick of an acrimonious and difficult election cycle for the highest office in the land — the Presidency of the United States. Presidential campaigns and campaigns for other elected ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Duane Morris is pleased to announce that Cyndie M. Chang was honored by the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Association
    Cyndie M. Chang, managing partner of Duane Morris’ Los Angeles office, litigates complex business and commercial disputes involving contracts, unfair competition, trademark, trade secrets, products liability, broker disputes, entertainment and real estate law. Ms. Chang was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the 2014 Top 100 Women Lawyers ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Insurance LawPublished on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016By DuaneMorris3
  • Obama Administration Promotes Expanded Opportunities With Cuba.
    On Friday, October 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). OFAC is the federal agency responsible for ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris on Puerto Rico, Cuba and the CaribbeanPublished on Monday, October 17th, 2016By Jose A. Aquino
  • A Call to Arms: How Timing Matters Under the New Defend Trade Secrets Act
    On September 27, 2016, in Adams Arms, LLC v. Unified Weapon Systems, Inc., et al.,[1] the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida issued one of the first substantive opinions concerning claims brought under the new Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”).[2] The DTSA, which became effective on May, ... read more
    Posted to Non-Compete & Trade Secrets LawPublished on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016By Shannon Hampton Sutherland
  • Supporting Regime for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Vietnam
      In the context of Vietnam’s deeper integration into regional and world’s economy, domestic firms, especially the SMEs, are now facing fierce competition from foreign enterprises. If not timely and sufficiently supported, these SMEs will not grow proportionately to their existing capacity and drive the country’s growth as expected. In ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Monday, October 10th, 2016By Oliver Massmann
  • Trademark Update: No Standing to Seek Trademark Registration Cancellation
    By Sheila Raftery Wiggins When applying for a registration for a trademark, the applicant must affirmatively state that it knew of nobody else who had the right to use the same or confusingly similar trademark. Failure to do so is a violation of 15 U.S.C. 1120 (Civil Liability for False ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Franchise LawPublished on Monday, October 10th, 2016By DuaneMorris3
  • Is CMS listening to PAC provider’s concerns about securing physician documentation?
    In a recent FAQ CMS published relating to the Pre-claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services, CMS provided an interesting response to a question about  what home health agencies (HHAs) should do if a certifying physician won’t provide documentation. Post-acute care (PAC) providers, including HHAs, have been concerned with an inability to secure ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Friday, October 7th, 2016By Ari J. Markenson
    On 02 December 2015, after nearly 3 years with 14 rounds of negotiations, the Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam, H.E. Vu Huy Hoang and the European Commissioner for Trade, H.E. Cecilia Malmström have signed the Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Both parties will finalize the ratification process as ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Friday, October 7th, 2016By Oliver Massmann