October 30

Farkas publishes article on scope of arbitrator’s powers

Goetz Fitzpatrick associate Brian Farkas has published an article entitled “Arbitrators Taking Charge: Can Arbitrators Ask Parties to Brief Issues Sua Sponte” in The New York County Lawyer, the flagship publication of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA). The piece appears on the front page of the October/November 2014 issue, and discusses a recent.

October 22

Eiseman shares insights on failed mediations

October 12-18 marked the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution’s 5th Annual Mediation Week campaign. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) and other ADR providers promoted mediation during the week by offering free educational programs aimed at raising awareness of mediation to the general public. On October 14, the AAA presented “Stories Mediators Tell: Best.

September 30

Eiseman to speak at Mediation Week

Neal M. Eiseman, a partner at Goetz Fitzpatrick, will speak on an upcoming American Arbitration Association (AAA) panel entitled “Stories Mediators Tell: Best Practices and Tips for a Successful Mediation.” The panel, on October 14, 2014 at 12 p.m., is part of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution’s 5th Annual Mediation Week.

September 23

Coleman quoted by Bloomberg on USPTO’s registration of “disparaging” trademarks

One of the most talked-about developments in trademark law news this past year has involved the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s determination on whether to cancel the Washington Redskins’ registration. In June 2014, the three-judge panel ruled 2-1 to withdraw trademark protection because it said the nickname is insulting to Native Americans. This decision.

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