News from around the industry highlighting firm achivements and current events
Proposed Final Overtime Pay Rule Invalidated
On August 31, 2017, a Untied States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Texas granted Summary Judgment for the plaintiffs and thereby invalidated
Trademark Scammers Continue to be Troubling
Public talks were recently held between federal prosecutors and regulators and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with regard to scammers who target trademark
Paine Hamblen is proud to announce that Tricia Usab has been named Partner
Tricia’s practice areas include real estate law, foreclosure law, business transactions, contracts, and banking law. She is licensed to practice law in Washington, Idaho, Florida,
What’s in a name? US Supreme Court Affirms Trademark’s Law on Restriction of Registration of Disparaging Marks Violates Free Speech Provision of the US Constitution.
Under 15 U. S. C. §1052(a), the USPTO may deny registration of a trademark that may “disparage . . . or bring. . . into
Protecting Intellectual Property – The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
By: Greg Johnson For many companies, their intellectual property is their raison d’être. Organizations spend thousands of dollars protecting themselves from computer hackers, external intrusions,
Partner Keith Trefry Judges First Annual Eagle’s Nest Business Pitch Competition
Paine Hamblen is proud to announce that partner, Keith Trefry, was selected to judge the first annual Eastern Washington University Center for Entrepreneurship’s Eagle’s Nest
Paine Hamblen Partners Fred Emry and Kathryn McKinley have been selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers list!
Paine Hamblen is proud to announce that two of its partners; Fred Emry and Kathryn McKinley, have been selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers list.
Washington Adds Trust Decanting To The Estate Planners Toolbox
By: Eric J. Sachtjen Previous to the enactment of Washington’s decanting statute, estate planners who wanted to modify an otherwise irrevocable trust had to rely
TIMBER! Division II of the Court of Appeals for the State of Washington Clarifies Washington’s Timber Trespass Statute
Held…”in recognition of the long recognized lawful authority to trim overhanging vegetation, the lawful authority to use and maintain property held in common with a
Washington Supreme Court Creates Bright-Line Rule for Attorney-Client Privilege in the Corporate Setting
By: Ian J. Pisarcik In October, the Washington Supreme Court held, in a 5-4 decision, that the attorney-client privilege does not extend to postemployment communications