By: John Epperson and Peter McGaw A ban on the sale of nondurable food packaging in California containing PFAS chemicals goes into effect on January 1, 2023, which is now less than four months away. The ban was contained in Assembly Bill 1200, which was enacted in October 2021, along with unrelated new requirements for disclosure of chemicals in cookware. AB 1200 prohibits selling or distributing food packaging made of plant fibers, such as take-out boxes and food wrappers, if they contain PFAS that were intentionally added or are present at or above 100 ppm...
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By: Jack Darrington, Keven Rowe, and Landon Hardcastle Under a new Utah law, most providers of commercial financing or factors which are located in Utah or who lend to a Utah resident are required to register as a commercial financing provider with the Utah Department of Financial Institutions. Additionally, certain disclosures are required before engaging in most transactions. To some extent, the law mirrors Truth in Lending type acts passed in New York and California. Utah, however, has added a registration component on top of a disclosure requirement...
What’s In A Font And Why It Matters In Copyright Fights LAW 360 “If the burger maker can establish that its logo was an independent creation as claimed, then it will be difficult for the font foundry to establish a claim for copyright infringement, Stephen J. Strauss of Buchalter Law Firm said. ‘One of the main tenets of copyright infringement is built in the name itself: You have to show that there's copying,’ Strauss said. ‘Even if there may be something that looks exactly the same way [as the font in question], there's no infringement because there's no copying, and there's no misuse of their software because there was no copying.’" To read full article, click here...
Buchalter's President and Chief Executive Officer Adam Bass was featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal "Wealthiest Angelenos Edition." Upsets & Openings By: Steve Crighton "Adam J. Bass, chairman of the Family Office and Wealth Management practice at the downtown-based law firm Buchalter, said clients are acknowledging the disruptions in the market, but it’s mostly out of interest in opportunities created by the reshuffle. 'Inflation is definitely an issue, but there’s more hitting us than just that...