B&I Attorney’s Article on When to Trademark Featured in MaineBiz

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MaineBiz has published an article by Brann & Isaacson partner Stacy O. Stitham on “How to Know When to Trademark—and When Not To.” In the piece, Stitham addresses some considerations that go into whether and where to register a trademark: trademarks must be source-identifying; the extent of use is a key factor; and state and...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on Testing, Quarantine, and Return to Work Guidance

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B&I has published an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The new update summarizes revised, symptoms-based return to work guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine guidance on testing and travel restrictions.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on Department of Labor Guidance

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B&I has published an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The new update summarizes newly published guidance from the Department of Labor on the protections and requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical and Leave Act, and Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on Maine Executive Order on Face Coverings

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B&I has published an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The new update summarizes Governor Janet Mill’s Executive Order #2, which requires certain Maine businesses to “implement measures requiring customers to wear face coverings.”

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Brann & Isaacson Commitment to Racial and Social Justice

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Like so many others, we were horrified and outraged by the death of George Floyd. And Breonna Taylor. And Ahmaud Arbery. And so many others. We cannot dismiss these senseless deaths as something that happens occasionally somewhere else. It is also clear that we must look beyond our pro bono efforts on behalf of under-served...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on MDOL Benefits Extension

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B&I has published an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The new update addresses the Maine Department of Labor’s announcement that 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits will be made available to qualifying Mainers.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Updates on OSHA Guidance and Maine Work Search Requirement

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B&I has added two employment law updates to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The first alert discusses new comprehensive return-to-work guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for non-essential businesses. The second highlights the Maine Department of Labor’s decision to resume the work-search requirement for unemployment benefits this summer.

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B&I Attorney Presents at ACMA Webinar on California Consumer Privacy Act

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On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, B&I partner David Swetnam-Burland participated in a webinar sponsored by the American Catalog Mailers Association on the “California Consumer Privacy Act: Are You Fully Prepared?” Swetnam-Burland spoke to a diverse group of catalog retailers and related businesses on the compliance requirements of the first-of-its-kind state privacy law; what businesses and...

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B&I Publishes Two Employment Law Updates on EEOC Guidance

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B&I has added two employment law updates to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. These updates provide information on new guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. First, the EEOC has updated its original guidance on COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Second, the Commission has issued new guidance on employers’ ability to include...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on the “Keep Maine Healthy” Plan

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B&I has added an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update describes the changes to travel restrictions and quarantine requirements outlined in Governor Janet Mill’s “Keep Maine Healthy” plan.

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