Entries by Yuri L. Eliezer, Esq.

US Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Filling Extensions Update

COVID-19 continues to cause numerous cities and states to issue “stay at home orders” disrupting many business’ ordinary operations. As a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the “USPTO”) has extended certain filing deadlines for selected patent and trademark documents. Specifically, […]

The Benefits of the GDPR Two Years In

The General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), promulgated by the European Commission, was adopted in April 2016 and became effective in May 2018. Rarely mentioned with positivity in the past two years, the GDPR standardizes data protection laws across the European Union and applies to companies located outside of the EU that offer goods or […]

CAN MY VENTURE-BACKED STARTUP BENEFIT FROM A PAYROLL PROTECTION PROGRAM LOAN?

With so many companies’ runways depleting in these unprecedented times, many companies are seeking relief through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). One attractive program falling within the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Section 7(a) loan program is called the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), where a business can receive […]

US and Foreign Patent Office Updates as of March 31, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread and disrupt industries across the globe, patent offices in Coronavirus affected countries are, for lack of better term, not immune. These patent offices are responding by implementing deadline extensions, office closures, and delays in services.  Below is a list of relevant patent offices divided by region and their respective statuses […]

Patent Office Updates

As COVID-19 continues to spread and disrupt industries across the globe, patent offices in Coronavirus affected countries are, for lack of better term, not immune. These patent offices are responding by implementing deadline extensions, office closures, and delays in services. Below is a list of relevant patent offices divided by region and their respective statuses […]

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks New Overtime Law

On November 23, 2016, a federal Judge in Texas issued an order temporarily barring the Department of Labor (“DOL”) from enforcing its much-publicized new overtime rule, just over one week before the rule’s December 1 effective date. As explained HERE, the new rule would have represented a landmark change to the overtime rules under the […]

On December 1, Are You Ready for the New Overtime Laws?

In a few short weeks, most startups and small businesses will be required to either raise the salaries of employees making less than $47,467.00, or else risk paying overtime wages. Effective December 1, 2016, updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act are significantly limiting the category of employees who can be classified as “exempt” from compulsory […]