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Updates & Events

Recent News and Events

Fredrikson & Byron strives to provide clients current business developments and legal updates. See the list below for our most recent updates and events.

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We are dedicated to understanding our clients, their business goals and the industry-specific legal issues they face.

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Fredrikson & Byron Trademark Attorneys Recognized in 2016 World Trademark Review 1000

Fredrikson & Byron attorneys John C. Pickerill and Lora Friedemann were recognized in the World Trademark Review 1000.

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Risky Business: Behaviors That Can Put Trademark Applications and/or Registrations At Risk

Read more for a trademark trial and appeal board update.

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Think Twice Before Sharing Privileged Documents with a Potential Patent Licensee

You may be making it easier for a party to later invalidate the patent.

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Top 10 Things to Focus on When Conducting Due Diligence in a Trade Secret Acquisition (Part Two)

This article is the second part of an overview of the 10 key factors to examine whether information is protectable and has value as a trade secret.

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Steve Helland’s Highlights from the Midwest Data Privacy & Security Conference

As in past years, the Minnesota Bar Association’s “Midwest Legal Conference on Privacy & Data Security“ was fantastic.

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OSC and ICE Issue Joint Guidance for Employers Conducting I-9 Audits

An employer may choose to conduct an internal audit and review all or a sample of I-9 forms.

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House Votes for Stricter Visa Waiver Program Following Terror Concerns; Obama Announces Changes

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to tighten restrictions on travelers under the Visa Waiver Program.

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Labor Department Issues Emergency Guidance on H-2B Changes

The guidance is for employers seeking to obtain prevailing wage determinations and temporary labor certifications.

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Omnibus Bill Includes Hefty Fee Increase for L-1 and H-1B Visas, H-1B Regional Center Extension, Other Immigration-Related Provisions

The combined omnibus bill includes several immigration measures.

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USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Change Certain Employment-Based Visa Programs

Comments are due by February 29, 2016.

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