Jul. 13, 2018

How to Lose (or Win) a Lawsuit on Social Media: Watch What You Post!

By Vince Zuccaro, litigation attorney Comedian Mitch Hedberg once said, “I don’t own a cell phone or pager. I just hang around everyone I know, all the time.” It was in this luddite spirit that years ago I terminated my Facebook account. With that, I lost my ability to overthrow African warlords from my keyboard, […]

Jun. 26, 2018

Rough Terrain: Don’t Tread on Celebrities’ Right of Publicity

Bicycle company Trek recently settled a trademark law suit over their series of mountain bikes with “fat” tires that allow the riders to traverse virtually any terrain. Trek dubbed the bikes the “Farley” series. The estate of the notoriously heavy comedian (an absolute genius), Chris Farley, filed suit claiming that Trek purposely did this in […]

Jun. 13, 2018

Ben MacDowell Celebrates One Year at Anthony Law

We’re excited to congratulate Ben on one year in the books of building his practice as a business and real estate lawyer at Anthony Law focusing on corporate, real estate, estate planning, and business succession planning. Ben enjoys working with clients to help them achieve their goals in a manner that minimizes risk and provides […]

Jun. 8, 2018

Can a Trademark Be Too Clever? Elon Musk Attempts to Find Out.

Elon Musk is boring. In an effort to solve the traffic problem in Los Angeles, Musk has begun implementing plans to build underground tunnels for a high-speed rail system. To do this, Musk founded “The Boring Company” in 2016 and has since begun testing designs and methods for establishing a low-cost tunnel system underneath the […]

May. 27, 2018

The Supreme Court Just Threw a Wrench into Class-Action Lawsuits

By Michael J. Anthony and Kristin Hammond “Should employees and employers be allowed to agree that any disputes between them will be resolved through one-on-one arbitration? Or should employees always be permitted to bring their claims in class or collective actions, no matter what they agreed with their employers?” – JUSTICE GORSUCH. The legal court […]

May. 18, 2018

GDPR Update: Should You Be Concerned About the New European Privacy Policy Rules? YES.

By Scott Brown, Intellectual Property and Privacy Policy Attorney at Anthony Law Once upon a time Privacy Policies were relatively straightforward. You might have felt that you could be vague about how you collected user info and whether you might sell that info to others. You might have stated that the terms applied even if […]

May. 8, 2018

Porn Star vs. President: A Defamation Primer from Judge Zuccaro’s Court

The following is a parodic court ruling from Anthony Law’s litigation associate Vince Zuccaro. The views and knowledge expressed herein do not reflect those of any other associate of Anthony Law, LLC, other than Vince Zuccaro, who is not a judge. This matter comes before the Court upon the Complaint of Stephanie Clifford, an adult […]

May. 4, 2018

How to Avoid an Employment Trade Secret Dispute Like the One That Cost Uber $245 Million

Uber recently settled a trade secret dispute with Waymo, the self-driving car unit owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet. As part of the settlement, Uber agreed to provide Waymo with .34% of its stock (a deal worth about $245 million) and had to agree that it will not use any Waymo hardware or software-based intellectual […]

Apr. 11, 2018

An Overview of 409A Valuations

If your company grants stock, you may have heard of the importance a 409A valuation. Here, we’ll take a look at the purpose of a 409A valuation, and why you might need one. 409A Valuation Defined Say your company issues stock options for employees—the rights for individuals to buy stock at a fixed price for […]

Feb. 27, 2018

Columbus Data Security and Privacy Lawyer: Russian Data Localization Laws

Russian data localization laws require businesses operating in Russia, including e-commerce sites selling to Russian citizens, to store collected personal data within Russia. Federal Law 526-FZ includes a data localization requirement (the “Data Regulation”). Federal Law 526-FZ was written very broadly, and a large amount of uncertainty regarding the interpretation and enforcement of the Data […]