Dunnington Client Alert: Five Essential Questions for Foreign Entities with U.S. Business Operations in Light of COVID-19

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Donna Frosco, Partner

May 20, 2020

Multinational and foreign business and non-profit entities conducting business in the United States may find the layers of regulations inherent in the United States’ federal/state/local regulatory scheme rather complex in “normal” times.  For that reason, Dunnington created a “Doing Business in the United States” brochure which you can find here.

However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, things have become even more complicated. To help foreign entities with U.S. operations identify issues states-side business units may face in these unprecedented times, we offer the following questions for consideration and provide information, examples and resources which may be helpful in assessing your particular circumstances. Read More

Dunnington Files U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief For Authors Guild et al. In Dispute Over Film Rights To John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath

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On April 29, 2020, Dunnington partners Ray Dowd and Olivera Medenica filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of The Authors Guild, The Dramatists Guild, The American Society of Journalists and Authors, and former Register of Copyrights Ralph Oman at the United States Supreme Court.  The case involves a dispute among John Steinbeck’s heirs over who should benefit from copyright termination rights.  Read More

Intellectual Property and COVID-19: U.S. Trademark Office and U.S. Copyright Office Extend Deadlines

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Intellectual Property and COVID-19:

U.S. Trademark Office and U.S. Copyright Office Extend Deadlines

The United States Patent & Trademark Office has extended certain filing deadlines for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the Trademark Office had waived certain late fees (see DUNNINGTON’s previous post here).

Citing Authority granted by the CARES Act on March 27, 2020, due dates for most filings with deadlines between March 27, 2020 and April 30, 2020 now have been extended by 30 days, provided that they are accompanied by mandatory statements of COVID-19 impact. Read More

USPTO Offers Relief to Trademark Owners and Applicants Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak

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USPTO Offers Relief to Trademark Owners and Applicants Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak

Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, many federal agencies are implementing measures to assist individuals and entities being affected by the pandemic. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has taken action in order to assist trademark applicants and owners who have been affected by the outbreak. Read More

COVID-19 Client Alert – Essential Legal Issues

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Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP

COVID-19 Announcement:

Dear Clients and Colleagues:

Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP is dedicated to protecting the continued health, safety and well-being of our entire staff while we continue to provide services to you.  First and foremost, our thoughts are with all those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, and the medical professionals relentlessly working around the clock to fight this new global pandemic. Read More

Donna Frosco to Speak at University College London on “Smart Cities” and Sustainability

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Donna Frosco will be a panelist for a March 16th discussion of “Smart Cities: Creating a Sustainable and Inclusive Future.”  Ms. Frosco will focus on corporate participation in development of “smart cities” and vehicles to enforce corporate sustainability goals, including license agreements, codes of conduct and supply chain ethics riders.  Panelists also will address artificial intelligence, big data and emerging technologies, investment and sustainable infrastructure.  The program is hosted jointly by University College London and INSEEC University London.  Find the program agenda here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/98926322293

Rome Art Law Conference

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On March 6, 2020, Dunnington Partner Raymond J. Dowd will speak in Rome about the Spoils of War Doctrine at the Federal Bar Association’s conference, Restitution & Return: Art Law in Europe. The program will feature world-class attorneys and industry representatives who will discuss recent developments and current challenges from both the European and U.S. perspective. Panel topics include international restitutions, art looting in Italy during World War II, and the seizure of loaned works. Giovanna Melandri, the former Italian Minister of Culture and current President of Fondazione MAXXI will open the program, and  Noemi di Segni, President of Unione delle Comunità Ebraiche Italiane will deliver the keynote address. For more information, and to register for the conference please visit https://www.fedbar.org/event/romeartlaw/.