Ask an attorney who specializes in intellectual property (IP) law just about any question, and the answer is likely to be the same. Should a company file for a patent? It depends. Should a business file for an injunction to stop unauthorized use of a trademark? It depends. But one question isn’t getting the stock answer these days. How’s business for intellectual property … [Read more...] about Protecting Your Intellectual Property
The legal profession is unique in that it touches nearly every other industry at some point. As a result, businesses have a range of opinions regarding those that practice law. For attorneys in Nevada, reputation, professionalism and client expectations are all vital issues for the industry moving forward. Recently, legal executives met at the Las Vegas office of City National … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Attorneys
Business professionals often complain that the lack of case law in Nevada creates a climate of uncertainty for business decision-making. The Nevada Supreme Court has been working to change that and, in recent months, the Court was particularly productive, issuing numerous published opinions that affect Nevada’s businesses and the real estate market. Following … [Read more...] about A Busy Period For the Nevada Supreme Court
As the economy improves, Nevada’s law offices are seeing increased growth and competition across the Silver State. Although technology presents new challenges, leaders in the industry expect improvements to continue across the board. Attorneys, leading many of the state’s top law firms, recently met at the Las Vegas office of City National Bank to discuss industry health and … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Attorneys
The best litigation for business decision makers is the litigation that never happens. Court cases are time-consuming, expensive and take a business owner’s mind off business. The best way to avoid litigation? Document everything, know your obligations and be certain your protections are in place. “It sounds a little simplistic, but I would say, know your legal obligations, … [Read more...] about Avoiding a Business Foul: Practical Steps to Dodge Business Litigation
By Debbie Leonard, Partner and Jeff Silvestri, Partner, McDonald Carano It happens more than we’d like. You’re in the midst of contentious litigation and the judge issues a “bad” ruling. Most times, you just lick your wounds and press on. Some rulings, however, can throw your case into a tailspin, derail your trial strategy or, worse, dismiss your claims entirely while … [Read more...] about Can You Get Appellate Review in the Middle of Your Case?