Nov 25, 2017

SGR Partner Scott Woldow Hosts USPTO Dialogue with INTA: “View from the Outside”

Trademark Attorney

SGR Partner Scott Woldow was recently featured in the International Trademark Association’s monthly bulletin regarding a Panel Discussion Scott gave to the Trademark Examination Division.  The topic he spoke on was called “A View from the Outside”.  Former Trademark Examiners discussed the differences between being an Examiner with the USPTO and being a trademark attorney in outside practice.


Jun 28, 2017

Department of Labor Reinstates Opinion Letters

FMLA Notebook

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced on June 27, 2017 that it will reinstate issuance of Opinion Letters by its Wage and Hour Division to assist employers and employees in interpreting laws such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). These opinion letters will replace… Read more


Jun 20, 2017

A Primer on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

Data Protection

Overview Over four years in the making, the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) was approved by the European Council and Parliament on April 14, 2016, and will come into force beginning on May 25, 2018. In the wake of ever-increasing cyber security and data privacy threats across the globe, the GDPR is intended to… Read more


Jun 7, 2017

6 Must-Ask Questions Before Completing Merger & Acquisition

Big Fish Eating Little Fish

Franchise mergers and acquisitions are not slowing down, and the deals range from small, like the recent acquisition of Green Home Solutions by Mosquito Shield, to the $1.3 billion tender offer purchase of Popeye’s by Restaurant Brands International, the owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons. The mergers and acquisitions of franchise companies and systems… Read more