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Posts from December 2016.

In the new Legal Forum Column, a BGD attorney discussed trademark law. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville Business First.

Question

What does the recent Court of Appeals clarification of federal trademark law mean for my business?

Answer

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently clarified that the federal law governing ...

Posted in Government

Thank you for being a part of the authoritative policy discussions on issues impacting life and business in Indiana during the 25th Annual BGD Legislative Conference at the Indiana Convention Center on December 14. The impressive lineup of speakers, including 17 elected officials, and a robust agenda helped make this year’s conference the highest attended ever; thank you again to ...

What a terrific year 2016 has been – thank you for making it so! Without you, the listeners and readers, I wouldn’t have been able to pull of a third year of The Water Values, so a heartfelt thank you to each of you.

Take a listen to the podcast and hear what I think has been the unplanned theme that ran through all of the podcast topics this year. And please rate and review the podcast on ...

Posted in Real Estate

Recent changes in Indiana’s statutes on condominiums and homeowners associations may make it more difficult for owners to seek judicial remedies for disputes with their property associations. However, other changes in the statutes allow for greater transparency between owners and their associations.

Prior to the changes in 2015, grievances between owners of condominium and ...

After a nearly two year legal battle, on Oct. 20, 2016, Brent R. Baughman and his team from the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group obtained a 6-1 ruling from the Kentucky Supreme Court, holding Louisville Metro’s minimum wage ordinance “invalid and unenforceable.” The Court determined that despite Louisville Metro’s claim to expansive “Home Rule” powers, it ...

Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols joins The Water Values Podcast and discusses his observations on how water makes us feel and the therapeutic nature of water. His book, Blue Mind, is an international best seller, and he does a phenomenal job laying the foundation for how water helps to de-stress our lives. Take a listen, preferably around, in, near, or on some water …

(Dave’s Extra ...

Cosplay is a performance art in which participants wear, and often create, costumes representing characters from comic books, cartoons, games, television shows, movies or other media. The word “cosplay” is a contraction of the words “costume play.” A clarification of copyright law could potentially create obstacles to cosplay, depending on an upcoming decision of the Supreme Court in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. et al. 

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