One of the best aspects of being a litigator are the variegated fact patterns and stories we encounter that underpin the battle of rights. More fascinating can be how certain issues emerge and take primacy in a case. Regularly the press pick up on these and, while often overlooking the serious legal issues at stake, shine a light into the arena in which we fight.
The star of this case it seems...Read More
Rob Garson writes in the Observer here on an issue which touches on a great deal of that which we do here at GS2Law, namely establishing or protecting trademark rights.
In this particular instance an argument is brewing between team Kardashian and their soon-to-be sister-in-law Blac Chyna.
Robert questions whether multiple parties can claim exclusive rights to a name, especially where one...Read More
Rob Garson‘s opinion piece on Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in the Observer. While not the
opinion of the firm, it is an interesting analysis of this monumental decision.
Rob Garson‘s article in the Observer on Brexit, while not the official views of the firm, gives a good insight into the impending vote from one who grew up in the UK and now lives in the USA, while maintaining a full barrister’s practicing certificate.
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In the wake of the Panama Papers Robert Garson‘s opinion piece in the Observer contrasts mass leaks with the CFTC Whistleblower Program. Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, feel free to agree.
GS2Law is home to one of the most successful whistleblower practices in the USA, having obtained the largest whistleblower award from the CFTC in the history of its program....Read More
The Terry Bollea / Hulk Hogan v. Gawker trial is giving light to many important privacy and publicity issues, especially in reference to aging celebrities. Rob Garson‘s opinion piece
in the Observer gives his unique perspective on the spectacle in Florida. Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, true to type, Rob’s...Read More
Rob Garson of GS2Law was interviewed on Yahoo Finance TV with regards to explosive growth of Lehman Brothers Whisky, which GS2Law has successfully represented over the past two years. The interview can be seen here.
Rob Garson was asked to comment in Newsweek on the MTA’s retroactive decision to ban a pro-muslim advertisement.
Garson said the MTA has “decided to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut.”
“They don’t want to be making these tough decisions…. Its much easier to put things into an all or nothing situation from their policing perspective,” … “It would it be nice if every...Read More
“Oh no Mr. Garson, that’s the English model!” Exclaims the judge, appalled at my suggestion that the losing party ought pay the legal fees and costs of my winning client. At that point, the ugly reality dawned that for many Americans, suing on baseless claims has only upside, defending spurious suits is not incentivized and the system is geared towards cost-benefit...Read More
The words that precede practically every deposition are:
“Do you solemnly state that the testimony you will give in this deposition proceeding will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?”
If that statement or oath is to be upheld properly, a deponent (a person being deposed), should feel free to tell the truth without being vilified in the press and for taking the duty to...Read More
I remember it clearly, first night of Chanukah 2007, the major cuts to Very High Cost Cases were announced, and I arrived home in a funk to the welcoming news that my wife was pregnant with our first child. At that moment I knew that being the breadwinner as a criminal defense barrister (the wig wearing ones) at the Bar of England & Wales was going to be tough.
The next day I lamented to...Read More
If you count yourself amongst the one billion-plus monthly active users of social media juggernaut, Facebook, chances are you have seen your newsfeed inundated with a certain “declaration” as of late. For those not privy, this trend consists of users of the online community copying-and-pasting a short passage into their Facebook statuses in an attempt to secure dominion over the content of...Read More
On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law. The Act, which marks the biggest expansion of government power over banking and markets since the Great Depression, sets its aims at remedying the perceived regulatory holes that permitted the financial crisis of the early twenty-first century to have such far reaching and...Read More
While on a Sunday cruising down I-87, keeping abreast of developments in modern pop music, I was comparing by the track “We are Young” by Fun featuring Janelle Monáe to that of “What Makes You Beautiful” by the Cowellian outfit One Direction. Both, in their own way, fabulous pop songs, the latter being a decent, catchy summer tune that makes body dysmorphic teenage girls feeel that they have...Read More
Nothing is juicier than the squabbles of the elite. At least that would explain the recent national obsession with Downton Abbey. In keeping with that maxim, a squabble between luxury fashion designer Louis Vuitton (LV) and the University of Pennsylvania caught our eye this week.
It started when the Penn Intellectual Property Group—a student club—began to publicize its March 20, 2012 symposium...Read More
When you think of New York City icons, who pops to mind? Donald Trump. Fran Lebowitz. Jerry Seinfeld. Woody Allen. A whole list of creative, business and media stars are associated with the city.
New York being the legal capital of the world, you can bet that all of these celebrities are heavily invested in protecting their brands. Whether in the form of vigilant copyright enforcement or...Read More
This blog generally covers issues of intellectual property—one of the strengths of Garson, Segal, Steinmetz, Fladgate. But this week, we take a slight detour as the Supreme Court hears arguments in a really interesting question at the intersection of First Amendment and information law: Can Congress criminalize a lie?
In United States vs. Alvarez, the Court is considering the constitutionality...Read More