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Summary of the Recently Announced New York Cannabis Law – The “Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act”

On January 15, 2019, as part of his sweeping state budget, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a plan to legalize, tax and regulate adult-use cannabis (as well as to expunge past cannabis-related criminal records) under his proposed “Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act.” The new law would cap the number of cultivation, distribution and retail…

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What are the Changes in the Estate Tax Laws?

New legislation, called the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010 and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 17, 2010, which affects federal estate taxes. A summary of the new law is as follows: As a temporary…

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What Happened to Scrabulous on Facebook (Hint: Has to Do With Violating Scrabble Board Game’s Trademarks and Copyrights).

Online games are protected by copyright and trademark laws. Back in 2007, Jayant and Rajat Agarwalla created Scrabulous, the online Scrabble knockoff that became a smash on Facebook. When Hasbro, which owns the North American rights to Scrabble, filed suit for intellectual property infringement, the brothers removed the game from Facebook after the social network received a takedown notice from Hasbro’s lawyers […]