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San Francisco Business Times cites Rimon as a firm growing against the trend

News February 17, 2012

In a recent edition of the San Francisco Business Times, Rimon, P.C. was included among firms whose business is growing at a time when the legal industry as a whole is contracting. Read the entire article on the SF Business Times website.

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Mark Diamond Joins Rimon’s Private Investment Funds Group in San Francisco

News February 11, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Feb. 11, 2012 – Rimon P.C., an international corporate law firm, announced today that Mark Diamond has joined its San Francisco office as a Partner. Mr. Diamond has over 30 years of experience practicing corporate and securities law. As a member of Rimon’s Private Investment Funds Group, he focuses on representing financial services…

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Sugar Companies Try to Cane Corn Association

Insights February 9, 2012

This past September I wrote about a lawsuit pitting sugar against corn.  Initially, two sugar manufacturers sued the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) and six high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) manufacturers for false advertising under the Lanham Act, as well as for being in violation of California Business and Professions Code Section 17200 as a result of their corn sugar “re-branding” campaign.  At the time I…

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The Aftermarket Economy

Insights February 7, 2012

So Facebook filed its IPO papers, and the numbers are eye-popping.  The company appears to be worth about $100 billion, or a bit more than the GDP of Tunisia.  Others shade it a bit lower, but one thing is certain: it’s good to be Facebook.   Facebook is special because, in network economic terms, its…

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Bernays “Buz” Barclay Joins Rimon P.C.‘s Corporate Group in New York

News January 11, 2012

New York, NY – Jan. 9, 2012 – Rimon P.C., an international corporate law firm, announced today that Bernays “Buz” Barclay has joined its New York office as a Partner. Mr. Barclay brings to Rimon new energy and infrastructure transactions capacity and experience to Rimon’s growing New York presence, and will augment the Firm’s Startups and Startup…

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Skee-Ball accuses Brewskee-Ball of cheating (ala trademark infringement)

Insights January 6, 2012

Did you know SKEE-BALL’s a trademark?  And an infringed trademark at that?  Well, maybe. You remember Skee-Ball, don’t you?  The game in which you roll a ball up a table hoping to do so with just enough force so that it hits the ridge at the end of the table and bounces up into the smallest…

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Stop Online Piracy Act: Powers Granted to the Attorney General

Insights January 5, 2012

As noted in the first piece of this two-part series, the Stop Online Piracy Act’s (“SOPA”) procedures vary depending on whether the Attorney General or a copyright holder initiates the process. This article looks at the possible course of action when initiated by the Attorney General. SOPA permits the U.S. Attorney General to take action against “foreign…

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Who Owns The Copyright In Work Created By A Contractor? A Trap For The Unwary

Insights December 29, 2011

It’s really basic: ownership of the copyright in work a business pays for can often be critical for successful commercialization of that work. Unfortunately, the U.S. Copyright Act contains arcane provisions that will often produce a counterintuitive result – leaving full copyright ownership with the contractor. How could this possibly be?? Background: When copyrightable work…

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Stop Online Piracy Act: fair play or a stacked deck?

Insights December 22, 2011

Currently under debate in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Stop Online Piracy Act (“SOPA”) would provide the Attorney General and copyright holders with tools to combat copyright infringement and trafficking of counterfeit goods. Whether the bill goes too far, though, is under heavy scrutiny. Opponents to SOPA, including Internet giants such as Google and…

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Stopping Online Piracy – One Way or Another

Insights December 20, 2011

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), currently the subject of hearings in the House Judiciary Committee, has generated interest far beyond the community of copyright lawyers.   To its proponents, SOPA is a critical addition to copyright law, necessary to help creative Americans protect their legitimate property rights from foreign attackers, and thus to preserve the…

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