Insurance Law Webinar – Tuesday!

Please join us on Tuesday, January 26 at 3:00 p.m. ET for a brief demo highlighting the Insurance Law resources available on Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) online research database, PLI PLUS. Led by PLI’s Associate Director of Library Relations Kay Mitchell, this 30-minute demo will cover popular Insurance Law titles and review research scenarios to demonstrate key features of PLI PLUS.

POPULAR INSURANCE LAW TITLES AVAILABLE ON PLI PLUS INCLUDE:

This demo is part of our ongoing webinar series. Each month we highlight PLI’s resources in a different practice area while also demonstrating the overall functionality of the research database.  For registration and a list of upcoming webinars, visit PLI Practice Area Webinars.

Treatise Update – Public Company Deskbook

Public Company Deskbook: Complying with Federal Governance & Disclosure Requirements (Third Edition) provides expert counsel on how to deal effectively with the overlapping legislative, regulatory and private initiatives to reform public company governance and disclosure practices over the past decade.

Highlights of from the latest update–Release #12– include:

  • Updates to Chapter 2A, Annual Meeting Timeline and Script, to reflect the dates relevant to the 2021 proxy season.
  • Updates to Chapter 2F, Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposals, to reflect lessons learned from 2020 for the 2021 proxy season, including shareholder proposals and SEC no-action relief.
  • Updates to Chapter 5B, Stock Exchange Annual Reporting and Compliance Certifications, and Chapter 5D, Stock Exchange Interim Reporting and Compliance Affirmations, to reflect the revised forms of NYSE annual and interim reporting and compliance affirmations.
  • Updates to Chapter 5E, Website Disclosures, to reflect changes to various required or permitted disclosures.
  • Updates to Appendix L, Private Sector Corporate Governance Recommendations and Voting Policies, to reflect current voting policies of major institutional investors.

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PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

New Edition! Arbitrating Commercial Disputes in the United States

PLI Press is pleased to announce the publication of Arbitrating Commercial Disputes in the United States (Second Edition).

Bringing or defending commercial arbitrations requires a clear grasp of the latest developments in the field, a practical understanding of how the arbitration process works, and knowledge of how the courts interpret and enforce arbitration agreements and treat arbitral awards. And participating in an arbitration demands a distinctive set of skills, different from those learned in the courtroom.

Author/editor David Singer and his contributors—many of them arbitrators, and all of them deeply familiar with the arbitration process—provide the information and insights that will help readers master commercial arbitration. Citing hundreds of cases, as well as drawing upon the extensive experience of the contributors, this book addresses the strategies that lead to success.

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PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

PLI PLUS on ‘Above the Law’

“We hear people talk about the ‘new normal’ and an increasing preference for resources that cater to remote work – that is something we will continue to respond to as we look ahead to the post-pandemic world.”

That’s a quote from our director Alexa Robertson from a Q&A recently featured on Above the Law. Read the full interview here: Remote Research? No Problem – Meet PLI PLUS

What’s New on PLI PLUS

We add content to PLI PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly update our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts, and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

Click here to see what we added in December.

Treatise Update – Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law

Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law illuminates the pivotal multiple-factor test, giving readers a strong grasp of the key elements used by the courts to determine if likelihood of confusion exists. Packed with hundreds of real-world examples and updated with every relevant U.S. Court of Appeals decision, this treatise is a must-have reference for trademark specialists and other intellectual property attorneys, and important reading for corporate counsel, generalists, and corporate executives.

This update includes a new addition to the color illustrations in the appendix and new case law integrated into the text throughout. Among the topics addressed in this latest release:

  • Purposes of trademark law: As summarized by the Supreme Court summarized in United States Patent & Trademark Office v. Booking.com: Trademark protection “secures to the owner of the mark the goodwill of her business and protects the ability of consumers to distinguish among competing producers . . . . Federal trademark protection, supplementing state law, supports the free flow of commerce and fosters competition.” See § 1:2, at note 43.1.
  • First Amendment concerns—artistic expression cases: According to the Ninth Circuit, the likelihood of confusion test for infringement “ordinarily” strikes “a comfortable balance between the Lanham Act and the First Amendment. That said, where artistic expression is at issue, we have expressed concern that the traditional test fails to account for the full weight of the public’s interest in free expression” (Gordon v. Drape Creative, Inc.). See § 1:8.2, at note 183.1.
  • Confusion and fair use: The Second Circuit, in Tiffany & Co. v. Costco Wholesale Corp., notes that “a defendant may raise a fair use defense even where the challenged material is likely to cause some confusion.” See § 1:10, at note 244.1.
  • The multi-factor test in registrability proceedings: The TTAB follows the multi-factor du Pont test of the Federal Circuit, requiring consideration of thirteen factors which must be considered when relevant evidence is of record. See § 2:8, at note 158.1.
  • Geographic terms: The TTAB says that “geographically descriptive terms are usually accorded less weight” in a confusion analysis, but it distinguishes certification marks. See § 3:4.1, at note 93.1.
  • Disclaimers: A party’s disclaimer of one portion of its mark may result in the remaining portion being treated as dominant and a source of confusion. See § 4:9.4, at note 272.
  • Collateral goods: Mark owners in every field commonly apply their brands to collateral items such as mugs and caps distributed as promotional giveaways. Collateral goods may provide significant revenue streams in cases of well-known brands. See § 5:7, at note 75.
  • Actual confusion: Lack of evidence of actual confusion was not probative, according to the TTAB, where the Board found no “specific geographical areas of overlap between the [parties’] consumer markets” to create opportunities for actual confusion to occur (In re Guild Mortgage Co.). See § 7:7, at note 131.
  • Bad faith: The Second Circuit observes in Tiffany & Co. v. Costco Wholesale Corp. that “[p]rior knowledge of a senior user’s trademark does not necessarily give rise to an inference of bad faith and may [actually] be consistent with good faith.” See § 8:4.2, at note 125.

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PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

Treatise Update – Public Company Deskbook

Public Company Deskbook: Complying with Federal Governance & Disclosure Requirements provides expert counsel on how to deal effectively with the overlapping legislative, regulatory and private initiatives to reform public company governance and disclosure practices over the past decade. 

Written by three partners with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, this treatise is an indispensable resource for securities practitioners, compliance officers, directors, officers, accountants, auditors, and research analysts, and an important reference for securities regulators.

Highlights from the latest release:

  • Annual Meeting Timeline and Script updated to reflect the dates relevant to the 2021 proxy season (see Chapter 2A).
  • Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposals updated to reflect lessons learned from 2020 for the 2021 proxy season, including shareholder proposals and SEC no-action relief (see Chapter 2F).
  • Stock Exchange Annual Reporting and Compliance Certifications and Stock Exchange Interim Reporting and Compliance Affirmations updated to reflect the revised forms of NYSE annual and interim reporting and compliance affirmations (see Chapter 5B and Chapter 5D).
  • Website Disclosures updated to reflect changes to various required or permitted disclosures (see Chapter 5E).
  • Private Sector Corporate Governance Recommendations and Voting Policies updated to reflect current voting policies of major institutional investors (see Appendix L).

Order a print copy today.

PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

What’s New on PLI PLUS

We add content to PLI PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly update our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts, and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

Click here to see what we added in November!

Employment Law Webinar – This Thursday!

Please join us this Thursday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET, for a brief demo highlighting the Employment Law resources available on Practising Law Institute’s online research database, PLI PLUS. Led by Senior Library Relations Manager Zehava Monchar, this 30-minute demo will cover popular Employment Law titles and review research scenarios to demonstrate key features of PLI PLUS.

POPULAR EMPLOYMENT LAW TITLES AVAILABLE ON PLI PLUS INCLUDE:

This demo is part of our ongoing webinar series. Each month we highlight PLI’s resources in a different practice area while also demonstrating the overall functionality of the research database.  For registration and a list of upcoming webinars, visit PLI Practice Area Webinars.