San Francisco Adopts the “Parity in Pay” Ordinance – No More Inquiries About or Disclosures of Prior Salary
By Beth V. West
On July 19, 2017 Mayor Lee signed the Parity in Pay Ordinance. Below is a brief summary of the Ordinance which will go into effect on July 1, 2018.
- The Ordinance provides findings from the 2015 United States Census Bureau report that show that in San Francisco women are paid on average 84 cents for every dollar a man makes. Women of color are paid even less.
The First Amendment Protects the Trademark Registrability of THE SLANTS and THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS Irrespective of Political Correctness.
By Josh Escovedo
In 2014, the Washington Redskins lost a battle before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) where the petitioner, a group of Native American activists, sought cancellation of the “Washington Redskins” trademark, which had been used for over 80 years. Immediately after the decision, the Redskins sought recourse through the United States District Court, which is one of two appropriate venues for an appeal from the TTAB. However, the Redskins didn’t have any better luck there as Judge Gerald Bruce Lee affirmed the TTAB’s ruling in 2015,
Amazon Tips its Hand with New Trademark Application
By Josh Escovedo
As you likely know, Amazon is taking the world by storm. Whether it is through its convenient offering of household goods, and pretty much anything else you can imagine, to your door, or through its expansive selection of movies and television shows provided through its Amazon Prime streaming service, Amazon is a major player in multiple industries. Recently, Amazon surprised the general public when it agreed to purchase Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion and judging from its recently trademark application,