Free Legal Disclaimer for COVID19 Open-Source Creators and Makers

We are inspired by the efforts of the maker and “hacker” community in the efforts to create open-source Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID19 pandemic. Most of these creators are young people with abilities in laser cutting and 3D printing devices at home who are turning their apartments and homes into small PPE production lines. In an effort to help them provide this emergency manufacturing with some legal tools, we are sharing a release…

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5 Important Take-Aways from the Marijuana Business Panel

Arizona Bar members gathered early November 2019 to discuss the legal framework of the Cannabis business locally and nationally.  Business and trademark attorney Marcos E. Garciaacosta participated in the panel, contributing his expertise in several aspects of the laws and regulations that affect the cannabis businesses. Cannabis in Arizona is legal for medical purposes since 2010 but illegal for recreational use. Still, there are important considerations to note. Here is the lowdown in 5 bullets.…

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Ariana Grande, Others, Suing for the Unappropriated Use of Their Images

Persons can be powerful marketing tools who can command millions of dollars in revenue. We are talking of celebrities and influencers such as Ariana Grande selling and endorsing products. Recently, two litigation cases have been reported about the unappropriated use of a person’s rights and likeness. The singer and performer Ariana Grande is suing Forever 21 for the use of a lookalike young woman to promote the giant retailer’s brands and, in a different case,…

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