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by Aimee K. Decker
May 16, 2013
With all of the news about the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), where do trademark owners even start? The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is currently reviewing over 1,000 applications for new generic top level domains, such as ".food," ".bank," ".app," ".movie," ".wine," etc. The first new gTLDs are expected to go live as early as June 2013.
by Stephen M. Klein
May 09, 2013
The Relevance of Being Relevant
I am writing this while attending an investment banking conference. At a bank M&A panel, one of the speakers, in response to a question about appropriate critical mass stated, "You must be relevant in your marketplace." What a simple, but powerful statement. In today's banking environment, challenged by narrow margins and nominal loan growth, the concept of relevance is critical. You need to be relevant in terms of some critical mass, footprint, reputation, people, and the ability to competitively deliver quality products and services.
by Daniel S. Friedberg
May 01, 2013
Virtual currencies are not new and are ingrained in our modern culture. For example, airline frequent-flier miles are accepted (in fact expected) both as a means of exchange and a way to store value. According to The Economist (2005), these airline programmes reached the outstanding aggregate value of $700 back in 2005!
by Rochelle A. Haller
April 26, 2013
Graham & Dunn shareholder Rochelle Haller is co-author of the cover article in the May issue of Estate Planning magazine. The article, "Web of Estate Planning Considerations for Digital Assets," discusses the rise of the internet and the importance of addressing digital assets in estate plans.
by Denny F. Wong
April 22, 2013
President Obama has released a budget plan for the 2014 fiscal year that increases funding for the development of clean energy. Before you break out the champagne, however, keep in mind that this is just a proposal by the President and must still be approved by Congress.
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