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Ed Kinberg Presents Webinar on Small Business Joint Venture Agreements

On November 7, 2018, Widerman Malek attorney Ed Kinberg presented a webinar for the Florida 8(a) Alliance on new SBA rules for small businesses and the legal requirements for contracting with the United States Government as a qualified small business through a joint venture or Mentor Protégé agreement with a large business.   Mr. Kinberg is […]

Widerman Malek Obtains Rare Victory at Trial

On November 2nd, 2018, Widerman Malek obtained an order granting its client’s motion for involuntary dismissal with prejudice.  This remedy is granted less than 0.1% of the time state-wide at the county level. This was a matter in which our client would have lost his business, and likely ended in financial ruin to himself and […]

Laura Peter announced as deputy director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced the appointment of Laura A. Peter as deputy under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and deputy director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), effective November 13, 2018. Peter most recently held the position of deputy general counsel of A10 Networks in Silicon Valley and […]

Sales of Vessels and Memorandums of Agreement (“MOA”)

In general, contracts for the sale of a vessel do not fall within the federal court’s admiralty jurisdiction. Acting in accordance with contracts for the sale of a vessel – contracts for the construction of a vessel (or, shipbuilding) do not fall within the federal court’s admiralty jurisdiction either. However, contracts to repair vessels are […]

Why Profitable Trademark Licensees Should Care About Bankruptcy

The United States Supreme Court will decide, “the most significant unresolved legal issue in trademark licensing during the upcoming term.” A split between Circuit Courts currently exists over the issue of, “what happens to a trademark license when the brand owner goes bankrupt?” Or, as the issue has been presented to the Supreme Court for […]

Widerman Malek Joins the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium

Widerman Malek, PL has joined the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (GLBC), a global network comprised of approximately 125 large companies, law firms, software companies, and universities that have joined together to develop standards to govern the use of blockchain technology in the law. The consortium enables experts in both legal requirements and industry needs to […]

Primerus Attorneys Volunteer at The Greater Boston Food Bank

Mark Malek of Widerman Malek, PL volunteered with fellow attorneys from the Primerus International Society of Law Firms on October 18 at the Greater Boston Food Bank.  50 attorneys from among the Primerus Member Firms attended the event.  At the packing event, the group of attorneys packed 7,468 meals.  The staff at the Greater Boston […]

Trademark Piracy – Amazon Brand Registry

Over the past several months a disturbing practice has been occurring at the USPTO.  Trademark pirates are fraudulently changing the email address of the correspondence section within a trademark registration.  Once changed, the trademark pirate contacts Amazon Brand Registry and requests the trademark be registered to the fraudulent email address/pirate.  Amazon will email a secret […]

Small & Diverse Business Education Fund Scholarship – Due October 26, 2018

The Small & Diverse Business Education Fund Scholarship sponsored by Bank of America is offering up to 50 scholarships of $10,000 each to eligible small and diverse businesses.  These scholarship recipients will be given the opportunity to further enhance the business operations functions within their companies, positioning them to better compete for increased business. To […]

Seven Obstacles You’re Likely to Encounter When Divorcing After Decades and What to Do About Them

The rate of “gray divorce”–couples aged 50 and older choosing to end their marriages–has just about doubled in the last 25 years. The reasons for this sharp increase are many, but certainly include the fact that divorce is no longer a social stigma as it was even a couple generations ago. No matter when a […]

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