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Legal Update / 21.01.2015

Canada recently adopted a new Anti-Spam Law (CASL), which will impact U.S.-based businesses that send electronic messages to recipients in Canada for commercial or promotional purposes. CASL went into effect on July 1, 2014. Unlike the general rule in the U.S., where a sender is free to send an unsolicited email as long as the recipient may “unsubscribe,” now, in Canada, the general rule is that a recipient must proactively “opt-in” prior to the message being sent. Failing to meet the new requirements of CASL can result in a fine of up to $1 million for individuals and $10 million for entities. 
DB in the Press, Intellectual Property, Trademark / 30.12.2014

Densborn Blachly is privileged to represent Indiana entrepreneurs who make, market and sell uniquely Hoosier products. A recent article by The Indiana Lawyer has profiled the successes Indiana business owners have had restoring vintage Hoosier brands. They have caused a resurgence in their retro products by capitalizing on trademarked brands that, while disappearing for a time from the shelves, were so well-established that they did not lose their cachet.
DB in the Press / 19.11.2014

We are pleased to announce that Densborn Blachly, LLP is named a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Best Law Firms are chosen for persistently impressive ratings by clients and peers as to the quality of their work, their professionalism and their integrity. Coming only seventeen months after our formation, this recognition is especially gratifying for our firm. It is an honor to keep company with the other great firms named.
DB in the Press / 03.10.2014

Recently, our own Jim Coles was featured by Pete the Planner on a segment about the significance of protecting intellectual property. Intellectual property rights can be tricky, so feel free to follow the link to the full article to learn the difference between patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
Legal Update / 19.09.2014

US persons and companies are prohibited from doing business with blocked persons. On August 13, 2014 the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control ("OFAC") issued revised guidance on its 50% rule for Entities Owned By Persons Whose Property and Interest in Property Are Blocked. This new guidance dramatically increases the vigilance and diligence necessary to verify that you are not doing business with an entity that is a blocked person.
DB in the Press / 08.08.2014

TheIndianaLawyer.com, recently profiled Densborn Blachly associate Eric Schmadeke in an article about his transition from prosecuting criminal cases to civil litigation in private practice.  Eric served for nearly seven years as a deputy prosecutor at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, holding various positions in both the Major Felony and Grand Jury Sections, and most recently served as the chief of the Major Felony Special Victim’s Unit. He has been a great addition to the Densborn Blachly team, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work alongside a litigator with experience in trying over eighty jury trials. To learn a little about Eric, take a moment to read this great profile on him done by the Indy Bar.
Legal Update / 24.04.2014

A recently issued SEC no-action letter provides further clarity on the applicability of broker-dealer registration requirements to merger and acquisition brokers (M&A brokers). The no-action letter is issued as Congress considers legislation to exempt certain M&A brokers from broker-dealer registration requirements. The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2013 amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to allow M&A brokers who perform services in connection with the transfer of ownership of smaller privately held companies to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by filing an electronic notice.
Legal Update / 04.04.2014

The legal environment for bitcoins, and all crypto-currencies, is rapidly developing. On March 25, 2014, the IRS issued Notice 2014-21 answering questions about the tax treatment of virtual currencies. The Notice clarifies that virtual currencies, like bitcoins, are treated as property for tax purposes. On April 2, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing to discuss the implications of Bitcoin for small businesses.
Firm News, Press Releases / 17.03.2014

Densborn Blachly is pleased to announce that Jim Coles, a highly respected intellectual property attorney in Central Indiana, has joined the firm. He will continue to focus on helping clients with intellectual property transactions, assist them in resolving disputes involving technology and intellectual property and provide executive-level counseling and advice for a variety of intellectual property issues. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.