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Pre-existing Relationships Do Not Toll Mechanic’s Lien Deadlines

By: Olayinka Hamza Oftentimes, a subcontractor and a property owner will find themselves in the midst of an unforeseen conundrum. The homeowner has paid the general contractor to perform construction improvements to its property. In turn, the general contractor has hired a subcontractor that the homeowner happens to have a pleasant and pre-existing relationship with. […]

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HOW DO I PURSUE OR DEFEND AN APPEAL?

By: Van Aaron Hughes If a court has entered a judgment against you, the appellate process is your first and often your best opportunity to overcome that adverse ruling.  Conversely, if you’ve gotten a decision in your favor from a trial court, your likely next task is to defend against the opposing party’s appeal. The […]

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Qatar Airways Dismissed for Improperly Joining Lawsuit as a Third Party Asserting New “Counterclaims”

By: James Juo The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado issued an order dismissing Qatar Airways from Mehdiyev v. Qatar National Tourism Council, No. 19-cv-03353-DDD-NRN, on April 1, 2021. Teymur Mehdiyev had filed for declaratory judgment of no cybersquatting in connection with the domain name <visitqatar.com> against Qatar National Tourism Council (“NTC”). In […]

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Summary Judgment of No Cybersquatting Granted in VisitQatar.Com Domain Name Lawsuit

By: James Juo Ruling on an issue of first impression for Colorado and the Tenth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado issued an order granting summary judgment of no cybersquatting under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d), in Mehdiyev v. Qatar National Tourism Council, No. 19-cv-03353-DDD-NRN, on April […]

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Develop Your Patent Strategy Before Investing in a Patent

Entrepreneurs often consider securing exclusive rights for their businesses by patenting their inventions. A patent is a powerful business tool and using it to protect technological advancement can be smart. But like most business tools, patents should be pursued with a detailed strategy in mind and within the framework of a sound business plan. This […]

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