Use Your Trademark From Day One: Social Technologies LLC v. Apple Inc.

After the recent trademark case, Social Technologies LLC v. Apple Inc., companies should use trademarks commercially if they lose their registration.

Email marketing in California: Beware of anti-spam laws

Email marketing is a core component of customer outreach but businesses in California need to take care not to run afoul of the state’s strict anti-spam laws.  

Read my lips: masks can discriminate against the hearing-impaired

Masks can help protect us from virus transmission, but they also risk socially isolating those who depend on lip-reading, leaving them unable to communicate.

Understanding California’s Unfair Competition Law

California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) gives consumers robust protection against unscrupulous business owners.

Do business interruption insurance policies cover COVID-19 losses?

Do business interruption insurance policies cover COVID-19 losses? Some courts may hold that the answer is yes, according to a new Daily Journal article by Ryan McCarl and John Rushing.

COVID-19 and contract defenses

What are some possible defenses to COVID-19-related failures to perform under a contract?

COVID-19 business interruption insurance class action survives motion to dismiss

In an important ruling, U.S. District Judge Stephen Bough allowed a group of hair salons and restaurants to move forward with a class action for business interruption coverage based on COVID-19.

How businesses can manage COVID-19 legal risks

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses significant liability risk for businesses. In this update, Rushing McCarl will highlight a few of the issues that businesses should consider as they consider reopening to the public.