Intellectual Property Archives | Los Angeles Business Law Blog

Intellectual Property ArchivesTrademark dispute pits wine maker against state government On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Intellectual Property on Friday, November 18, 2016. The business courts of California have their fair share of intellectual property disputes. These may concern issues over copyright infringement, a trademark dispute, patent infringement, trade secrets or other related matters. An unusual trademark battle is occurring in another state right now, and it may go down to the wire before it is settled or decided by way of a jury trial. Continue reading Trademark dispute pits wine maker against state government... Tags: Intellectual Property Several solutions available in intellectual property litigation On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Intellectual Property on Friday, October 14, 2016. If a person owns a copyright or trademark, other individuals, unfortunately, may use the copyright or trademark without permission. In some cases, they might use a similar mark. In this situation, an attorney who specializes in intellectual property rights can guide him or her on how to protect his or her trademark or copyright in California. Continue reading Several solutions available in intellectual property litigation... Tags: Intellectual Property Intellectual property litigation gets a boost from Supreme Court On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Intellectual Property on Friday, September 23, 2016. A patent owner has been given additional protection by virtue of a unanimous decision of the United States Supreme Court in Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. The Court liberalized the test for enhanced damages in intellectual property litigation dealing with the protection of patents. It will now be significantly easier for a plaintiff in a patent infringement case in California

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Los Angeles Business Law BlogBreach of contract claims often deal with oil and gas leases On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Contract Disputes on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Contract disputes in California over oil and gas leases are common. These types of disputes often concern the payment of royalties and claims of failure to pay the amounts due. There may be other types of breach of contract claims dealing with the terms and/or conditions involved in the leases. An example of this is taking place in another jurisdiction where two owners of land, in separate lawsuits, have sued the Stone Energy Corporation for failing to pay to them the royalties promised under alleged contracts.The two landowners filed their suits in state court, claiming that the company contracted with each of them in 2009 to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale running on their land. The plaintiffs claim that the leases are vague on the terms of payment and do not describe how to compute the royalties after deduction of approved deductions. Despite the lack of details, the company withheld substantial sums from both landowners' payments and labeled them for "post-production" costs. Continue reading Breach of contract claims often deal with oil and gas leases... Tags: Contract Disputes Tweet Corporate dispute pits Netflix against 21st Century Fox On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Business Litigation on Friday, December 9, 2016. In an unusual legal dispute, two giants in the California entertainment industry are fighting over the recruitment of top executives. The corporate dispute pits industry veteran 21st Century Fox against plucky upstart Netflix. Fox claims that Netflix has effectively "poached" executives away from Fox. Fox has filed a lawsuit in

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Contract Disputes ArchivesBreach of contract claims often deal with oil and gas leases On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Contract Disputes on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Contract disputes in California over oil and gas leases are common. These types of disputes often concern the payment of royalties and claims of failure to pay the amounts due. There may be other types of breach of contract claims dealing with the terms and/or conditions involved in the leases. An example of this is taking place in another jurisdiction where two owners of land, in separate lawsuits, have sued the Stone Energy Corporation for failing to pay to them the royalties promised under alleged contracts. Continue reading Breach of contract claims often deal with oil and gas leases... Tags: Contract Disputes Contract dispute interfering with the airing of show's season 2 On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Contract Disputes on Monday, November 28, 2016. California tends to thrive on entertainment industry contract disputes. The laid-back slower pace of life here is just that: a perception, and probably a wrong one. In the entertainment industry, the stresses of business dealings, including when there is a contract dispute, are even more hectic than in other states because of the intense demands made on all the participants. In one current example, the production itself is taking place in another state, but at least one of the disputing entities is from this state. Continue reading Contract dispute interfering with the airing of show's season 2... Tags: Contract Disputes Producers of the Great Comet of 1812 settle contract litigation On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Contract Disputes on

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Construction Litigation Archives | Los Angeles Business Law Blog

Construction Litigation ArchivesConstruction dispute can involve competing interests and claims On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Construction Litigation on Friday, September 16, 2016. California certainly has its share of complex construction disputes. These matters often bring several parties into the mix with different rights and responsibilities that are in dispute. One current construction dispute in another state is not overwhelmingly complex, but it does involve several different entities vying for their own respective positions. It also brings negligence principles into a case that at first blush may appear to be about contract breaches. Continue reading Construction dispute can involve competing interests and claims... Tags: Construction Litigation Parties maneuver for support in typical construction dispute On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Construction Litigation on Monday, August 29, 2016. It is likely fair to say that larger construction contracts in California and elsewhere often contain conflicts between some or all of the various participants. Arguments or disagreements arise over contract specifications, quality of work, deadlines for performance, payment schedules, work approval and a myriad of other potential issues that could at any point erupt into a construction dispute or even litigation. The smooth completion of a multi-million-dollar construction contract is a relatively rare occurrence in the construction industry. Continue reading Parties maneuver for support in typical construction dispute... Tags: Construction Litigation Design-build may stop construction defects, delays and overruns On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Construction Litigation on Friday, July 22, 2016. Judging from what appears to be an incredible amount of disputes and litigation that arises in construction projects in California and elsewhere, anything that can cut down on the number

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Business Litigation Archives | Los Angeles Business Law Blog

Business Litigation ArchivesCorporate dispute pits Netflix against 21st Century Fox On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Business Litigation on Friday, December 9, 2016. In an unusual legal dispute, two giants in the California entertainment industry are fighting over the recruitment of top executives. The corporate dispute pits industry veteran 21st Century Fox against plucky upstart Netflix. Fox claims that Netflix has effectively "poached" executives away from Fox. Fox has filed a lawsuit in the matter, and Netflix responded with a counterclaim. Both parties appear prepared to defend their position in court, if necessary. Continue reading Corporate dispute pits Netflix against 21st Century Fox... Tags: Business Litigation Consult experienced counsel early in a contract dispute On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Business Litigation on Thursday, November 24, 2016. In California and elsewhere, two business entities often find themselves in an agreed joint venture, a partnership or even a series of repeating business transactions that the companies find to be profitable. Generally, at the core of the relationship is a written contract or a series of writings constituting a legal contract. While the profitable transactions may continue for extended periods, there often comes a time where a twist or turn of events causes a problem for both businesses, leading to a contract dispute. Continue reading Consult experienced counsel early in a contract dispute... Tags: Business Litigation Business disputes come from a variety of sources On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Business Litigation on Friday, October 21, 2016. Few California companies can keep their doors open without encountering issues with customers, vendors or other companies. Business disputes can come from a variety of sources. The

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Business Formation & Planning ArchivesWhy should your business be a limited liability corporation? On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Business Formation & Planning on Thursday, April 2, 2015. When you are a creative and enterprising individual with a lot of good ideas, you may hate sitting in a cubicle all day working for someone else. Starting a business is the dream of many Americans, but paperwork and legal structuring can seem overwhelming if you don't know much about business law. Continue reading Why should your business be a limited liability corporation?... Tags: Business Formation & Planning Businesses may soon land in between franchisees and franchisors On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Business Formation & Planning on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. For the past century or so, American business - and the restaurant industry in particular - has been heavily dependent on the franchise model. This model is so familiar that it is easy to forget that corporate giants like McDonalds and Walmart were once "mom and pop" enterprises. Continue reading Businesses may soon land in between franchisees and franchisors... Tags: Business Formation & Planning Save money and reduce stress: Hire a business law attorney On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Business Formation & Planning on Thursday, February 5, 2015. If you're like most Americans, you are probably stressed out at least some of the time. And why are Americans stressed? According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, the two leading stressors in Americans' lives are worries about money and worries about their jobs. Right now, money seems to be pulling slightly ahead as the leading cause of stress.

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December 2016 Archives | Los Angeles Business Law Blog

December 2016 ArchivesBreach of contract claims often deal with oil and gas leases On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Contract Disputes on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Contract disputes in California over oil and gas leases are common. These types of disputes often concern the payment of royalties and claims of failure to pay the amounts due. There may be other types of breach of contract claims dealing with the terms and/or conditions involved in the leases. An example of this is taking place in another jurisdiction where two owners of land, in separate lawsuits, have sued the Stone Energy Corporation for failing to pay to them the royalties promised under alleged contracts. Continue reading Breach of contract claims often deal with oil and gas leases... Tags: Contract Disputes Corporate dispute pits Netflix against 21st Century Fox On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Business Litigation on Friday, December 9, 2016. In an unusual legal dispute, two giants in the California entertainment industry are fighting over the recruitment of top executives. The corporate dispute pits industry veteran 21st Century Fox against plucky upstart Netflix. Fox claims that Netflix has effectively "poached" executives away from Fox. Fox has filed a lawsuit in the matter, and Netflix responded with a counterclaim. Both parties appear prepared to defend their position in court, if necessary. Continue reading Corporate dispute pits Netflix against 21st Century Fox... Tags: Business Litigation

Corporate dispute pits Netflix against 21st Century Fox | The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein

Corporate dispute pits Netflix against 21st Century Fox On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Business Litigation on Friday, December 9, 2016. In an unusual legal dispute, two giants in the California entertainment industry are fighting over the recruitment of top executives. The corporate dispute pits industry veteran 21st Century Fox against plucky upstart Netflix. Fox claims that Netflix has effectively "poached" executives away from Fox. Fox has filed a lawsuit in the matter, and Netflix responded with a counterclaim. Both parties appear prepared to defend their position in court, if necessary.Fox asserts that several executives have left the company to pursue opportunities at Netflix in recent months. Fox did not make waves over those changes, but when two more individuals left their positions at Fox, the company decided to take action. Fox asserts that those two individuals were working under strict fixed-term contracts and did not have the right to leave the company for greener pastures while the contract were in effect. Netflix, on the other hand, argues that the contracts are not valid because they serve to prevent employees to move from one company to another. They also claim that these types of contracts stifle competition for highly skilled employees. That, Netflix claims, is a violation of the state's Business and Professions Code.This case is just one of many examples of how Netflix is changing the entertainment industry. If the current lawsuit is resolved in the favor of Netflix, that outcome could have an impact on many other companies in the entertainment industry, and in other areas of business. Many in California will follow the case to see how the corporate dispute is ultimately resolved. Source: Los Angeles Times, "Netflix spars with 21st Century Fox over allegations it is poaching executives", David

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Breach of contract claims often deal with oil and gas leases | The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein

Breach of contract claims often deal with oil and gas leases On behalf of Peter C. Bronstein of The Law Office of Peter C. Bronstein posted in Contract Disputes on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Contract disputes in California over oil and gas leases are common. These types of disputes often concern the payment of royalties and claims of failure to pay the amounts due. There may be other types of breach of contract claims dealing with the terms and/or conditions involved in the leases. An example of this is taking place in another jurisdiction where two owners of land, in separate lawsuits, have sued the Stone Energy Corporation for failing to pay to them the royalties promised under alleged contracts.The two landowners filed their suits in state court, claiming that the company contracted with each of them in 2009 to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale running on their land. The plaintiffs claim that the leases are vague on the terms of payment and do not describe how to compute the royalties after deduction of approved deductions. Despite the lack of details, the company withheld substantial sums from both landowners' payments and labeled them for "post-production" costs. The plaintiffs are claiming that the failure to specifically describe the method of computing the royalties and the failure to identify costs to be withheld makes the agreements invalid. They allege both fraud and breach of contract. The withholding of post-production costs by the defendant was so egregious that the defendant paid no royalties in some instances, instead demanding that plaintiffs owed a balance for the costs, according to the complaints.The plaintiffs are seeking damages not just for breach of contract but also for fraud. They claim that the defendant intentionally and knowingly tried to take the full amount of their royalty

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