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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 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.

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 http://www.laviagraes.com/pastillas-viagra-mujer 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 […]

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.