The area of securities regulation is complex. Accordingly, it makes sense that defending oneself against the criminal allegations of securities fraud would also be a complex endeavor. A New York man who formerly worked as a managing director at an investment banking firm is likely learning this firsthand.
A trademark is often thought of as a word, phrase or logo used as an identification mark for distinguishing goods and services of a particular manufacturer or seller, however, under extreme circumstances, certain characteristics like the color or particular shape of a product may also be afforded trademark protection. This may happen when the color or shape is used distinctively on a product in an unconventional way.
Reputation is a key factor to its success. A company's trademark provides that business with a distinctive identity. A trademark may be a name, word, logo, symbol, image or a combination of all of these examples. People often identify a company by its brand.
A recent decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York will make it easier for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to bring charges against someone for aiding or assisting in securities fraud - further exposing those involved in the already heavily regulated industry to additional criminal liability.
According to a study by the Brookings Institute, large U.S. cities are growing faster than the suburbs. The shift to city life is due to the growing trend of young Americans choosing the urban life over the suburban. With more and more people living in large cities, large retailers have expanded out of the suburbs. They have also realized that city dwellers want something very different than their suburban counterparts.
Two former senior executives at one of the nation's largest banks recently agreed to pay their former employer $20 million to settle the claims brought against them for allegedly violating their non-compete agreements.
New York's Internet industry continues to expand and offer an East Coast alternative to Silicon Valley. The city has become attractive enough to technology entrepreneurs that even a few West Coast-born start-ups are moving to the Big Apple. A New York Times report suggests the technology industry has transitioned from being simply a framework for computing to making consumer products and applications. Those who establish themselves in New York benefit from a proximity to the advertising, fashion and media industries.