Brann

SK Brann (most often called Brann or SK Brann Bergen in international contexts) is a Norwegian football club, founded September 26, 1908, from Bergen. Brann has been in the Norwegian Premier League Tippeligaen since 1987 and play their home matches at Brann Stadion where they had a record-breaking 17,310 in average attendance in the 2007 season. In October 2007, Brann won their first championship since the 1963 season.
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    • B&I Partners Offer Webinar on Factor Presence Tax Nexus

      On September, 27, 2017, partners Martin Eisenstein and Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications on “Factor Presence Nexus for State and Local Taxes: Meeting the Challenges of Developing State Standards.” The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on attempts by many states to enforce so–called “factor presence nexus” on nonresident corporate ...

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    • Class Actions: What Might Be On Your Horizon as a Direct Marketer?

      Companies who have faced class action lawsuits, even (and maybe especially) frivolous ones, won’t soon forget the experience. Just getting a case dismissed, or fending off class certification in the first place, can be extraordinarily costly and stressful. The amounts at stake are often huge–with potential downsides of “per violation” penalties in the four or five figures; cos ...

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  • A Sovereign Shield

    … of pharmaceutical patents to the Tribe, with the Tribe in turn granting Allergan an exclusive license…all so that the patents could be shielded from the jurisdiction of the PTAB. It is not difficult to imagine how this tactic could be enthusiastically adopted by patent trolls, and, indeed, the tech sector has started to see hints…

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  • “Place of Business” Means Place of Business, Says Federal Circuit

    … not, in this instance, satisfy the test. Thus, transfer out of the Eastern District of Texas was required. We hope this clear order of the Federal Circuit will bring clear order to the application of TC Heartland—and that courts will hew more closely to the Supreme Court’s understanding of the patent venue statue as limiting where a corporate defendant may be sued for infringement. The post “Place of Business” Means Place of Business, Says Federal Circuit appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • B&I Issues Fall Estate Planning Alert

    … Partners Martha E. Greene and Kenleigh A. Nicoletta have issued their Fall estate planning alert for 2017. The focus of this bulletin is “What is Probate?” They address such issues as to ensure the orderly distribution of your property to creditors, heirs and/or devisees after your death. A full copy of the alert is available here. The post B&I Issues Fall Estate Planning Alert appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • Peter Brann Again To Offer Course At Harvard Law School

    … Partner Peter Brann will once again be co–teaching a class at the Harvard Law School as a Lecturer in Law during the Fall 2017 term on “The Role of the State Attorney General” with James Tierney, the former Maine Attorney General. Brann and Tierney have been teaching this class at Columbia and Harvard Law Schools for the past several years…

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  • CAN-SPAM: Is the FTC Poised For Major Changes?

    … into a regulatory gray zone. The agency’s apparent sensitivity to the business impact of the rules is also a positive development which may lead to a renewed focus on simplicity. We’ll report back as soon as we learn more. The post CAN-SPAM: Is the FTC Poised For Major Changes? appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • South Dakota Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Commerce Clause Challenge

    … for overturning that long–standing precedent. Arguing for the retailers, Senior Partner George Isaacson noted that no State had ever adopted a law admitting that its requirements were unconstitutional, and then proceeded to demand compliance with state tax laws under threat of litigation. Isaacson explained how the South Dakota law would open the door…

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  • Spokeo Speaks — Again

    … In Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., a case that made its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court and back again, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit has allowed a case to go forward on the slenderest thread of alleged “harm,” despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s admonition that a concrete injury must alleged. Spokeo: Background Spokeo publishes online…

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  • Peter Lowe Speaks to Maine Business Leaders

    … On August 7 in Augusta and August 10 in Portland, Peter Lowe was the keynote speaker at events hosted by Career Management Associates and Cross Insurance. Peter spoke to business leaders and HR professionals about the latest developments in employment law both here in Maine and with the new administration in Washington, D.C. The post Peter Lowe Speaks to Maine Business Leaders appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • Oil States Versus The Administrative State

    … presented to the Supreme Court is: Whether inter partes review—an adversarial process used by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to analyze the validity of existing patents—violates the Constitution by extinguishing private property rights through a non-Article III forum without a jury. Oil States frames the issue as one of overreaching by the PTO…

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  • Reference Prices: Are You at Risk?

    …, it is critical that retailers consult with their lawyers to ensure that their use of reference prices is appropriate and consistent with the basic principles outlined by the Court of Appeal and the FTC. The best defense to a class action demand is proof of compliance with the law based on sound internal policies and procedures. The post Reference Prices: Are You at Risk? appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • B&I Partners Assist Microsoft In Ending Patent Case

    … Partners Stacy Stitham and Peter Brann, acting as local counsel, assisted Microsoft in obtaining a dismissal with prejudice of a patent lawsuit filed in the District of Maine. While the federal lawsuit was pending, Microsoft invalidated the patent in the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), which was then affirmed on appeal. The plaintiff sought…

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  • Alabama Court Cancels Alabama Use Tax Assessment Against Scholastic Book Clubs

    … In an order issued on August 18, 2017, the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama canceled an assessment of use tax issued against Scholastic Book Clubs, concluding that Scholastic, represented by partner David Bertoni, lacked sufficient contacts with Alabama to be required to collect and remit tax. The court found that the activities…

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  • Understanding the Exceptional Trademark Case

    … (considering both the governing law and facts of the case) or the unreasonable manner in which the case was litigated.” While this is not an unexpected result, it is still worth noting this additional step towards increased harmonization between patent and trademark law. The post Understanding the Exceptional Trademark Case appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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