Archive for June, 2017

2017 Legislative Update: New Laws Impacting Commercial Real Estate Clients

On July 1, 2017, new laws passed during the 2017 General Assembly session will go into effect in Virginia that may impact you as someone interested in commercial real estate. They run the gamut of issues touching on the real estate industry, including new eminent domain procedures and tax updates, as well as notable changes […]

 

“First Sale” Exhausts Patent Rights

In a case of keen importance to sellers of refurbished products such as auto parts and medical devices, last month, in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., ___ U.S. ___ (2017), the Supreme Court of the United States held that the patent rights of Lexmark, a popular maker of printer ink cartridges, were exhausted […]

 

Supreme Court Ruling Bodes Well for Future of Redskins Trademarks

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case of Matal v. Tam that the law prohibiting the registration of disparaging trademarks violates the First Amendment and is therefore unconstitutional. The Supreme Court’s opinion will likely have a significant impact in the ongoing legal battle between the Washington Redskins and those […]

 

“First Day” hearings for Gymboree Chapter 11 filing

Sands Anderson’s bankruptcy lawyers attended today’s “First Day” hearings in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of The Gymboree Corporation and its affiliates. Gymboree operates approximately 1,300 children’s apparel and retail stores in the U.S. and abroad under three brands: Gymboree, Janie & Jack, and Crazy 8. This bankruptcy represents the latest significant filing caused by […]