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Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance

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Published: November 2012
Last Updated: July 2015

Financial Product Fundamentals is a clear, comprehensive, and easy-to-use reference that gives you a thorough understanding of the regulations, benefits, advantages, pricing, distribution, marketing, and current and future viability of registered offerings. It includes expert analysis of private placements, mutual funds, hedge funds, money market funds, exchange traded funds, real estate investment trusts, international investment funds, variable ...

Variable Annuities and Variable Life Insurance Regulation

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: June 2015

At a time when the SEC, FINRA and state authorities are putting increasing regulatory pressure on the securities industry, Variable Annuities and Variable Life Insurance Regulation remains today’s most comprehensive and accessible guide to the many federal and state rules governing these instruments. Every key area is addressed to clarify your professional duties and compliance responsibilities, from product design, approval, administration and distribution, ...

Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearings

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Published: January 2013
Last Updated: July 2015

In 1995, the Federal Circuit ruled in the Markman case that the determination of the scope of a patent claim is a question of law exclusively for the judge to decide. Subsequently, most judges have held separate hearings, usually called “Markman hearings,” to decide the scope of claims. And since, as one judge put it, “To decide what the claims mean is nearly always to decide the case,” the subsequent body of case law has grown ...

Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law

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Published: May 2013
Last Updated: May 2015

The second edition of Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law illuminates the pivotal multiple-factor test, giving you a strong grasp of the key elements used by the courts to determine if likelihood of confusion exists. It’s packed with hundreds of real-world examples that help to spotlight the kinds of trademarks that are likely to be confused with established trademarks, and those that are not. Included are effective, trial-tested strategies ...

Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

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Published: June 2013
Last Updated: May 2015

The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, which replaced the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and which presides over various new proceedings designed to provide parties with a more effective venue in which to litigate patent validity. The most commonly used procedure is inter partes review, which effectively replaced inter partes reexamination as of September 16, 2012. Other post-grant proceedings include ...

Social Media and the Law

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Published: July 2013
Last Updated: March 2015

A great legal resource. . . .[It] provides excellent practice materials for attorneys and business owners.” – Jackie Beem, Focalize (blog) “. . . the only useful social media law guide I have been able to find.” – Galen Criscione, Esq., Social Media Law (blog) “General counsel in almost any industry would do well to have this book on hand.” – Nicholas Wells, Wells IP Law Social Media ...

Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers

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Published: September 2013

“If you want to be successful in the fashion industry, but haven’t had the time to go to law school . . . I highly recommend Fashion Law and Business.” – Fern Mallis, former Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, creator of New York Fashion Week, and fashion industry consultant “Up until now, starting a business in fashion has been a trial and error process. With this book, Lois Herzeca ...

Blattmachr on Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts (16th Edition)

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Published: September 2013
Last Updated: October 2014

“This book is essential to my practice and an invaluable reference tool. It’s the next best thing to having Blattmachr on speed dial.” – Charles M. Sarowitz, Sarowitz Milito & Company, CPAs Blattmachr on Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts offers today’s most comprehensive treatment of how the Internal Revenue Code taxes estates and trusts in light of recent legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments. ...

Kane on Trademark Law: A Practitioner's Guide

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Published: September 2013
Last Updated: June 2015

"Smart attorneys should turn to Kane’s penetrating analysis of the precedents as the foundation of their research, for there is no better starting point . . . Practitioners can easily and instantaneously find the point in question in this very well formatted, clearly articulated treatise." - Judge Paul Michel, Former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit "Kane on Trademark Law is the perfect resource for both the novice ...

Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms

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Published: October 2013
Last Updated: November 2014

Now in the Second Edition, Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy • Negotiation • Forms has been completely updated and significantly expanded to include additional strategies for successfully monetizing a patent portfolio.  Featuring hundreds of sample licensing clauses and provisions, Patent Licensing and Selling, Second Edition shows you how to draft fair and litigation-free patent license and patent purchase agreements that serve your clients’ ...

Electronic Discovery Deskbook

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Published: October 2013
Last Updated: October 2014

The second edition of Electronic Discovery Deskbook enables you to meet the legal, procedural, and technical challenges of e-discovery while cutting its costs and risks. The Deskbook helps you to develop information and litigation management policies and procedures that guide you to identify, preserve, collect, prepare, and produce discoverable, electronically-stored information (ESI) in cost-effective, legally defensible ways. Written by some ...

Doing Business Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (2nd Edition)

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2013
Last Updated: October 2014

Doing business overseas means learning new ways of negotiating. It also means understanding when an accepted and even expected “gift” to the other party will be considered a bribe under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The new second edition of Doing Business Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act gives you that vital legal and procedural information. This comprehensive reference helps you to: Develop internal ...

Hillman on Commercial Loan Documentation (6th Edition)

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Published: November 2013
Last Updated: May 2015

“An original, incisive and useful explanation of commercial loan documents for both the new attorney and the experienced practitioner.” – Michael L. Cook, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP At a time when the commercial lending environment is especially unpredictable and anxiety-inducing, it’s more important than ever that you know how to document transactions in ways that secure lenders’ interests, minimize their risks, ...

Commercial Ground Leases

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Published: November 2013
Last Updated: March 2015

Including adaptable time-saving sample agreement language, the new third edition of Commercial Ground Leases is your definitive guide to drafting, negotiating, and finalizing equitable, error-free leasing documents that minimize the possibility of legal conflicts. It covers the full range of relevant commercial ground leasing issues, including: Basic rent and other payments Percentage rent as well as tenant, subordinated fee, and leasehold ...

Manning on Estate Planning (7th Edition)

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Published: November 2013
Last Updated: November 2014

“[Manning on Estate Planning is a] penetrating, thoughtful treatment presented in a most winning style.” – Estate Planning “[Manning on Estate Planning] covers all of the major areas with which the planner must be familiar, and does so in significant detail . . . an outstanding text.” – New York Law Journal “This comprehensive book combines a readable overview for the student or the non-specialist ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014

Handbook  Course Handbook

Course Handbook from the program Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2014, held March, 2014.

Investment Management Institute 2014

Handbook  Course Handbook

Course Handbook from the program Investment Management Institute 2014, held March, 2014.

Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2014: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties

Handbook  Course Handbook

Course Handbook from the program Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2014: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, held March, 2014.

Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2014

Handbook  Course Handbook

Course Handbook from the program Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2014, held March, 2014.

Doing Deals 2014: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

Handbook  Course Handbook

Course Handbook from the program Doing Deals 2014: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, held March, 2014.

Basic Immigration Law 2014

Handbook  Course Handbook

Course Handbook from the program Basic Immigration Law 2014, held March, 2014.

Securities Offerings 2014: A Public Offering: How It Is Done

Handbook  Course Handbook

Course Handbook from the program Securities Offerings 2014: A Public Offering: How It Is Done, held March, 2014.

Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2014

Handbook  Course Handbook

Course Handbook from the program Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2014, held March, 2014.

Ethics in Social Media 2014

Handbook  Course Handbook

Course Handbook from the program Ethics in Social Media 2014, held March, 2014.

Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia