Impact of Intellectual Property Rights on Valuations for Public Companies

According to Maurice Ross, a partner at the firm of Barton, Barton & Plotkin LLP, “One of the most important issues that companies face is the disconnect between stock prices and the value of their intellectual property.” In this exclusive LegalMindsTV interview, filmed at the NASDAQ MarketSite, Ross discusses how significant changes in the regulatory [...]

Protecting Brands from Trademark Infringement

Counterfeit consumer products were once limited mostly to luxury fashion and jewelry brands, but now companies are finding the threat reaching broadly across all product categories and levels of commerce — from upscale merchants to the local 99¢ store, and even the pharmacy shelves. Current estimates are that 7-10% of global trade is derived from [...]

New Developments and Legal Issues in Outsourcing

Increased pressure to reduce costs and improve profitability and operating efficiencies have led outsourcing to become a $50 billion industry.  While growing at an annual rate of 29% until the the recent credit crisis, the industry has increasingly been under legal, economic, regulatory and policy scrutiny. According to Richard Raysman, a Partner at Holland & [...]