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GS2Law in Movie News

by on May 11, 2017 in Entertainment, GS2LAW

Julia Roberts shall be returning to the silver screen in Crystal City Entertainment’s adaptation of “The Bookseller.” Crystal City Entertainment was represented in the deal by Rob Garson of GS2Law. The article in Variety can be read here.

Blasphemy Laws, Freedom of Speech & Stephen Fry

by on May 10, 2017 in Freedom of Speech, GS2LAW

Rob Garson‘s article in the Observer looks at the recent investigation of Stephen Fry in Ireland for the offense of blasphemy. Contrasting Irish laws to other jurisdictions, Rob observes that “the judgment of those tasked with investigating, enforcing or, importantly, not applying the laws that lie on the statute books” is intrinsic to whether freedom of speech […]

The Legal Value of Kate Middleton’s Chest

by on May 5, 2017 in Press, Publicity

In the Observer, Rob Garson‘s article questions how the French court can assess privacy damages for the publication of topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, better known as Kate Middleton. In France, “a country where female nudity has never been deemed taboo”  should local standards be applied or an “Anglo-Saxon reasoning of damages and interest?”

GS2Law Wins Again in Restrictive Covenants Case

by on February 28, 2017 in GS2LAW, Litigation

GS2Law’s Kevin Murphy has been representing California residents who worked for years for the job order contracting giant Gordian Group in the Southern District of New York. (Gordian Group, et al. v. Hollett, et al.) When the individuals left Gordian’s employ, Gordian sued them for breach of contract in New York, alleging that New York […]

Trademark Bullying and the Kardashians

by on December 8, 2016 in Intellectual Property, Publicity, Trademark

Rob Garson writes in the Observer here on an issue which touches on a great deal of that which we do here at GS2Law, namely establishing or protecting trademark rights. In this instance an argument is brewing between team Kardashian and their soon-to-be sister-in-law Blac Chyna. Robert questions whether  multiple parties can claim exclusive rights to a […]

Should Flag Burning Be Criminalized?

by on December 1, 2016 in GS2LAW

Rob Garson writes in the Observer on burning of the US flag and the First Amendment. In his piece, he maintains that Texas v Johnson was wrongly decided. Rob also compares the USA with other countries on a policy basis “America needs only to look to Europe of today to see the husks of denatured cultures and lost […]

Checkout Charity Campaigns – How Far Can they Go?

by on November 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

Rob Garson writes in the Observer on the legality of charity campaigns at the checkout and the level of disclosure that should be made.

GS2Law in the Observer on Yelp’s First Amendment Issues

by on September 22, 2016 in Freedom of Speech, GS2LAW

Rob Garson writes in the Observer on the Yelp’s battle in California over being compelled to remove adverse customer reviews. For al lovers of online First Amendment issues, this is a must read.

Kevin Murphy Guest Lectures at Cardozo

by on in GS2LAW

GS2Law’s very own Kevin Murphy was invited to be a guest lecturer at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with respect to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure at Cardozo Law School in September. The course is entitled “Electronic Discovery” and is taught by Professor Manfred Gabriel. The presentation, attached here, […]

Murphy Prevails in Preliminary Relief Suit Against Gordian

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GS2Law secures win for clients seeking to practice their livelihoods without interference.  Following a extensive hearing, Kevin Murphy of our firm recently defeated a motion by job order contracting giant Gordian Group to enjoin its former employees from working in the field of job contracting services. Attached is Judge Caproni’s well-reasoned decision upholding New York’s dim view […]

Rob Garson on the Brexit Vote in the Observer

by on June 24, 2016 in GS2LAW

Rob Garson‘s opinion piece on Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in the Observer. While not the opinion of the firm, it is an interesting analysis of this monumental decision. 

GS2 Law in the Observer on Brexit

by on June 19, 2016 in GS2LAW, Press

Rob Garson‘s article in the Observer on Brexit, while not the official views of the firm, gives a good insight into the impending vote.

GS2Law in the Observer on Celebrities and Super injunctions

by on May 19, 2016 in Freedom of Speech, GS2LAW, Publicity

As the freedoms of the press in Britain come under scrutiny  Rob Garson‘s opinion piece in the Observer lends a particularly fresh approach to the issue of Super Injunctions .  This is certainly not cialis pas cher the opinion of the firm but it is a good read.

GS2Law in the Observer on Panama Papers and Whistleblowers

by on May 17, 2016 in GS2LAW, Press, Publicity, Whistleblower

In the wake of the Panama Papers  Rob Garson‘s opinion piece in the Observer contrasts mass leaks with the CFTC Whistleblower Program.  Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, feel free to agree.

GS2Law Obtains Largest CFTC Whistleblower Award in History

by on April 4, 2016 in GS2LAW, Press, Uncategorized, Whistleblower

New York, NY, April 4, 2016 – The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) announced today that it has approved a record whistleblower award for a whistleblower represented by Garson, Ségal, Steinmetz, Fladgate LLP (“GS2Law”). The whistleblower will receive over $10 million for providing information and assistance that initiated an investigation by the CFTC and resulted […]

GS2Law in the Observer on Religious Defense Laws

by on March 25, 2016 in Freedom of Speech, GS2LAW, Press

Yet again, religious freedom is being debated in state legislatures. Rob Garson‘s opinion piece in the Observer gives his perspective on what he sees to be faith-based bulling. Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, true to type, the article is forthright.

GS2Law on Garland’s SCOTUS Nomination

by on March 16, 2016 in GS2LAW

Rob Garson of GS2Law was asked for his opinion on the Supreme Court nomination. As always, not the views of the firm but worth a look.

Hulk Hogan v Gawker GS2Law in the Observer

by on March 12, 2016 in GS2LAW, Intellectual Property, Publicity

The Terry Bollea / Hulk Hogan v. Gawker trial is giving light to many important privacy and publicity issues, especially in reference to aging celebrities.  Rob Garson‘s opinion piece in the Observer gives his unique perspective on the spectacle in Florida.  Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, true to type, Rob’s view […]

Children, Privacy and Social Media – GS2Law in the Observer

by on March 4, 2016 in GS2LAW, Publicity

The law often lags behind technological advancement as highlighted in  Rob Garson‘s opinion piece in the Observer on whether the privacy rights of children are being violated by having there pages posted on social media .  Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, it provokes a conversation.  

Apple’s Privacy Stand – GS2Law comments in the Observer

by on February 24, 2016 in Freedom of Speech, GS2LAW, Intellectual Property, Press, Publicity

The battle between privacy and law enforcement has come to a head in recent days.  Rob Garson‘s opinion piece was published in the Observer in which he states “While Apple may wish to elevate itself above the others in the telecoms industries and use the pretext of user privacy as its shield, this is a battle […]

Gs2Law on Yahoo Finance TV

by on February 13, 2016 in GS2LAW, Intellectual Property, Press, Trademark

Rob Garson of GS2Law was interviewed on Yahoo Finance TV with regards to explosive growth of Lehman Brothers Whisky, which GS2Law has successfully represented over the past two years. The interview can be seen here.

GS2Law & Lehman Brothers hit front page of the Journal

by on February 9, 2016 in GS2LAW, Intellectual Property, Press, Trademark

  In a first for GS2Law, the battle between Lehman Brothers Whisky and Barclays Capital has hit the front pages of the Wall Street Journal in the US and Europe. Margot Patrick penned a magnificent article charting the rise of Lehman Brothers Whisky, much to the chagrin (and distinct lack of sense of humor) of Barclays Capital. […]

GS2Law in New York Post in Hasidic Fashion Dispute

by on December 24, 2015 in GS2LAW

Michael Steinmetz of GS2Law was selected to represent the Defense in one of the most prominent fashion lawsuits in the Hasidic community. The New York Post in its article quoted court filings of receta viagra natural Michael Steinmetz that the lawsuit is an “ambush” of a legitimate business.   The case continues.

John Lane on AIA – Part 2

by on November 11, 2015 in GS2LAW, Intellectual Property, Patent

Prior use With respect to prior public uses and sales, evidence of such usage or sales anywhere in the world may potentially qualify as patent defeating prior art as contrasted with the old US statute where only uses and sales occurring within the US could qualify. The statutory language encompassing relevant prior art is also […]

John Lane on AIA – Part 1

by on October 27, 2015 in GS2LAW, Intellectual Property, Patent

Background to the America Invents Act Much has been said and written about the ‘America Invents Act’ or AIA, which has introduced the most profound and sweeping changes to the patent laws of the United States of America, since the modern day patent statute was codified in 1952, through Title 35 of the United States […]

Lane Published on AIA in Lexis UK

by on September 30, 2015 in GS2LAW, Intellectual Property, Patent, Publicity

John Lane, the leading Lexis UK contributing author on intellectual property and information technology, published a 2 part article on The America Invents Act spanning issues such as: Background to the America Invents Act The AIA in comparison to European practice Post Grant Review and Inter Partes Review (IPR) ‘First to file’ or ‘First inventor to […]

Murphy Honored to Teach at AABNY Conference

by on September 21, 2015 in Chinese law, GS2LAW, Publicity

  On Saturday, September 19, 2015, Kevin Murphy taught Trial Advocacy at the Fall Conference of the Asian-American Bar Association (AABANY). The AABANY Trial Advocacy Program at the Fall Conference provides young Asian American lawyers the opportunity to hone their trial skills in a setting very much like what they would face in a […]

GS2Law in Newsweek Over MTA Adverts

by on June 26, 2015 in Freedom of Speech, GS2LAW, Press

Rob Garson was asked to comment in Newsweek on the MTA’s retroactive decision to ban a pro-muslim advertisement. Garson said the MTA has “decided to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut.” “They don’t want to be making these tough decisions…. Its much easier to put things into an all or nothing situation from their policing […]

Rob Garson Presents This World Award to Newt Gingrich

by on June 16, 2015 in GS2LAW, Press

Rob Garson of GS2Law presenting a This World Values award to Newt Gingrich – 2015  

Rob Garson – Sky Sports News HQ

by on May 27, 2015 in GS2LAW, Press

Rob Garson of GS2Law commenting on the FIFA-CONCAF indictment on Sky Sports News HQ.

GS2Law comments in Newsweek Over MTA

by on May 12, 2015 in Freedom of Speech, GS2LAW, Press

There have been moves by the MTA to limit the content of advertisements that appear on its properties. In a Newsweek article Rob Garson of GS2Law commented that the MTA’s policy “could sanitize satire within the commercial context. As long as you’re saying, ‘Go and buy this,’ that’s fine. But if you’re saying, ‘Our shoes ar[en’t] […]

GS2Law Rated in Super Lawyers

by on April 15, 2015 in GS2LAW, Uncategorized

Congratulations must be extended to Rob Garson for being listed as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the New York Metro Area for International Law!

Kevin Murphy’s Move Hits IP360

by on March 4, 2015 in GS2LAW

Understandably, Kevin Murphy‘s move to GS2Law has attracted the attention of IP360 and goes deeper into his reasons for becoming part of the GS2Law family. Click here for the article.

GS2Law Claims Frommer Lawrence Scalp

by on March 2, 2015 in GS2LAW, Press

March 2, 2015  – New York, NY – Garson, Segal, Steinmetz, Fladgate LLP has announced that Kevin Murphy is ending his 14 Year relationship with Frommer Lawrence and Haug to join the Chelsea based Intellectual Property boutique to head up Asian growth. “Kevin is sheer quality,” says managing partner Rob Garson, “A proven patent litigator […]

GS2Law in Law360 over Lehman Brothers Trademark

by on December 12, 2014 in GS2LAW, Publicity, Trademark

In a Law360 article entitled “Barclays Fighting To Hold On To ‘Lehman Brothers’ Trademark”, Bill Donahue writes: “Barclays PLC has largely discarded the “Lehman Brothers” brand since it acquired much of the bankrupt investment firm during the 2008 financial crisis, but court records show that it’s now fighting at the trademark office to prove that it […]

Presentation at Aspen Conference August, 2014

by on November 13, 2014 in Arbitration, GS2LAW

Chris Fladgate and Robert Garson were asked to present a paper on Arbitration, the Beth Din and its wider commercial applicability. Title “Religious Courts & Alternative Dispute Resolution” – Aspen, 2014.

Voiceover Award for Robert Garson

by on in GS2LAW, Uncategorized

Congratulations go out to Robert Garson for winning a Society of Voice Arts award for outstanding performance in a local radio commercial.

GS2Law in WWD over Saint Laurent suit

by on October 21, 2014 in Fashion Law, GS2LAW, Trademark

John Lane comments on the Saint Laurie v Saint Laurent SDNY case.     WWD Article -YSL-Saint Laurie SDNY Case

Sydney Morning Herald – GS2Law in International Injunctive Relief Win

by on September 12, 2014 in GS2LAW, Press

Aaron Thomas embezzlement claims dropped Former MasterChef contestant Aaron Thomas has $7.6m embezzlement claims dropped Michael Idato Published: September 11, 2014 – 9:34PM Aaron Thomas, the 26-year-old former contestant on MasterChef Australia, who was accused of embezzling more than $US 7 million ($7.6 million) from his own company, has had the allegations dismissed. Thomas, who was sacked […]

GS2Law prevails for New York Observer in Libel Case

by on May 20, 2014 in GS2LAW, Press

The Observer Scores One …ent | New York Observer FREE SPEECH The Observer Scores One for the First Amendment By Ken Kurson | 05/19/14 10:34am An important legal victory in support of a free press occurred in a Manhattan court on Thursday, made all the more delicious because the victor was the New York Observer. […]

Can Bieber’s Lohanian Tendencies Be Stopped: Protecting a Publicity Asset

by on January 27, 2014 in GS2LAW, Publicity

The public seems to revel at the first hint of a wholesome star-type beginning to go supernova. It means column inches for the journos, renewed copyright opportunities for the paps, repetitive strain injury for the bloggers, declarations of undying love from diehard fans and blunt tweets from Seth Rogen. The story is trite and hackneyed […]

Shirt v Skins – Victoria’s Secrets’ Color War

by on January 17, 2014 in Fashion Law, GS2LAW, Trademark

“Pink, it’s my new obsession” sang Steve Tyler and also it seems it is for Victoria’s Secret. So blinded is Lesley Wexner’s VS with desire to own the mark “Pink” that they have forgotten the spanking Thomas Pink doled out last year in Ohio. This battle has genuinely conflicted me, as a British lawyer, working […]

Virtual Rape: Israel’s Roadmap to Internet Privacy

by on January 9, 2014 in GS2LAW

Over the last few years the dissipation of a person’s image has not only become ubiquitous but it has been embraced by many. The impact on privacy or publicity rights of the Instagram culture will be discussed in a series of articles over the course of the year, which will analyze the law as it […]

Beyoncé’s XO Challenges Credulity

by on January 2, 2014 in GS2LAW

For one of the first times in my life Beyoncé Knowles has shocked me. It has nothing to do with philosophical conundrums over how bootylicious she might or might not be or why her “Put A Ring On It” video gives me nightmares. She has revealed something new to me, something that I have not […]

A Hick-Cup? Triage for A&E

by on December 20, 2013 in Freedom of Speech, GS2LAW

As one who firmly believes in the rights of all to espouse their views, the rights of others to ignore crazies and the obligation of everyone to be funny, I am slightly bemused about the public backlash over Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ. For those who have not yet embraced A&E’s Duck Dynasty, Mr. Robertson […]

The English Rule vs US Sanctions Quandary

by on October 16, 2013 in GS2LAW

“Oh no Mr. Garson, that’s the English model!” Exclaims the judge, appalled at my suggestion that the losing party ought pay the legal fees and costs of my winning client. At that point, the ugly reality dawned that for many Americans, suing on baseless claims has only upside, defending spurious suits is not incentivized and […]

Rabbinically Sanctioned Violence, Divorce and The Law

by on October 11, 2013 in GS2LAW

News broke this morning that Rabbis Mendel Epstein and Martin Wolmark had been arrested following an FBI sting operation. It is alleged that they have been coercing Jewish divorces from recalcitrant husbands through the medium of violence for a fee. This is one of those thorny issues that tears at the moral fabric of Judaism […]

Limiting Free Speech the Wrong Way – The FA Model

by on October 7, 2013 in GS2LAW

England’s Football Association has decreed that those who chant the word “Yid” in any context are at risk of prosecution as the word is “derogatory and offensive,” “inappropriate in a football setting” and “is likely to be considered offensive by the reasonable observer”. As a result, “Use of the term in a public setting could […]

GS2Law in Law Journal in Agri-Star Win

by on July 11, 2013 in GS2LAW, Press

Michael Steinmetz in Federal Court win on the basis Statute of Frauds.   Breach Action Dismissed; Oral Agreements Subject to Statute of Frauds, Unenforceable; U.S. – EDNY | CONTRACTS New York Law Journal July 10, 2013 Wednesday

Paula Deen & The Dirty T-Word

by on July 1, 2013 in GS2LAW

The words that precede practically every deposition are: “Do you solemnly state that the testimony you will give in this deposition proceeding will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?” If that statement or oath is to be upheld properly, a deponent (a person being deposed), should feel free to tell […]