Posts by ADLI Law Group

EP’s Louboutin Decision Opens the Door for U.S. Businesses to Protect Their Color/Shape Brands in Europe

In a recent, game changing decision, European Union’s highest court (EU High Court) has ruled that Christian Louboutin’s famous red sole shoes are eligible for protection as a trademark. This article discussed the significance of the decision and the opportunity it provides U.S. fashion designers to promote and protect their color brands in the European…

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Ransomware Attack Targets Patient Data at LabCorp

LabCorp is a North Carolina-based laboratory testing facility managing over 2.5 million lab tests per week at over 1,900 patient centers throughout the United States. LabCorp is also a recent victim of a major ransomware attack. In a ransomware attack, the assailant uses a program to encrypt a computer and all of its files and…

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Trade Secrets: The Growing Battlefront

Earlier this year, the most publicized trade secret case of our lifetimes played out in court between two giants, Waymo LLC (actually a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc.) and Uber Technologies, Inc. Both companies were developing self-driving car technology, a game-changer in transportation that may forever transform how we get from one place…

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California’s Take on Non-Compete Agreements

It is a common refrain by executives, managers, and employees generally: Can my former employer really enforce the non-competition agreement I signed when I first joined the company? The answer, as is often the case in the legal realm, is yes, no and maybe. California, unlike many other states, has laws against “restraint of trade.”…

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Blockchain-Based Filing System in the Works

Delaware is known as one of the business incorporation capitals of the country and now has new regulatory plans in the works. In October of this year, Delaware plans to launch a proof-of-concept for a blockchain-based business filing system that will allow corporations to take advantage of smart contract technology to automatically track collateral assets…

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GrayKey and Privacy

One of the newer third-party devices for iPhones may be on its way to a quick irrelevancy. Local law enforcement and other agencies across the country have been inquiring into potentially using a device called GrayKey. GrayKey is a small, cheap device that promises to completely unlock up-to-date iPhones. The latest reports reveal the technology…

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Who's An Employee? The Impact of Dynamex

The big debate among citizens and employment lawyers in Los Angeles over conditions and circumstances under which workers can properly be classified as independent contractors received a jolt in April, when the California Supreme Court decided the Dynamex case and in the process adopted a standard which makes it much more difficult to classify workers…

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