April 2019

SCOTUS to Hear Argument on FOIA’s Confidential Information Exemption

In April, the Supreme Court will, for the first time, hear argument on a case that requires it to grapple with Exemption Four of the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), exempting trade secrets and confidential information. Alexa T. Millinger discusses thi…

March 2019

Qualified Opportunity Zones: An Update

Hinckley Allen's A Practical Guide to the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program and Qualified Opportunity Zones: Insights from the Government's New Guidance detail a promising new program contained in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that provides significant …

February 2019

Trademark Clearance Searching: Avoid Legal Risks and Realize Cost Savings

Trademark clearance searching is valuable because it allows you to get ahead of obstacles and avoid potential legal issues before they arise and before your company invests time and resources in developing its trademark. Consider the set-back you would exp…

Protecting Your Brand in the Cannabis Industry: 5 Practical Tips

A valuable form of legal protection for many brand owners is a federal trademark registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). A federal trademark registration provides its owner several legal benefits, such as nationwide rights and…

Six FAQs on Federally Registering Your Trademark, Brand Name or Logo

Question 1: Why seek a federal (U.S.) trademark registration?There are six important reasons to seek federal registration of your trademark or brand name. Plans to expand your business into other regions of the U.S. Concern about importation of counterfe…

An Employer’s 2019 Checklist: Four Essential Actions for Massachusetts Employers

2018 was a landmark year for employment law in Massachusetts – and 2019 is already shaping up to be a busy year for human resources teams, employment attorneys, and all of those who are responsible for establishing and communicating workplace policies.Go…