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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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The SEC Announces 2016 Exam Priorities

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations has published its exam priorities for 2016. According to the SEC, these priorities reflect certain practices and products that may present heightened risk to investors and/or the integrity of the U.S. capital markets.

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Fredrikson & Byron Among Top Law Firms for Client Service

The BTI Consulting Group included Fredrikson & Byron on its “Honor Roll of the Best” ranking for its client service excellence.

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New EEO-1 Compensation Reporting/Equal Pay Initiative

The EEOC issued proposed revisions to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) to require covered employers to report aggregate workforce compensation data. 

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What’s In a Title? Maybe a Trademark

A recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board serves as a good reminder that the title of a single work cannot be a trademark. Independent Media Corporation (PVT) Ltd. v. BOL Enterprise (PVT) Ltd., decided January 14, 2016.

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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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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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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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