Archives: November 2011

FTC Begins Final Enforcement Actions Against Contractors and Manufacturers

November 7, 2011 | from AdminBerenson | No Comments »

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) year-long non-public investigation into energy-saving claims utilized by window/door manufacturers and their larger dealers is now beginning to show results for the government. FTC attorneys have begun submission of complaints and/or consent decrees against industry companies targeted for their use of energy savings claims in advertisements and in customer energy […]

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Friday Deadline to Protect Your Trademark from the Adult .XXX Domains

October 26, 2011 | from AdminBerenson | No Comments »

As you may recall, we advised clients some months ago that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (also known as ICANN) established a top-level domain (.xxx) for the adult entertainment industry. This new domain will be overseen and administered by the ICM Registry. Owners of federally registered trademarks (marks listed on the principal […]

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National Labor Relations Board Delays Posting Date

October 5, 2011 | from AdminBerenson | No Comments »

Earlier today the National Labor Relations Board formally announced an extension of time for employers to comply with the “Notification of Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act” posting requirement. The new date by which employers must have the poster up is January 31, 2012. However, we continue to press ahead with industry groups […]

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Understanding the Recent LRRP Changes

September 19, 2011 | from AdminBerenson | No Comments »

On October 4, 2011, the latest changes to the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP) go effective. Finalized last month, this latest round of changes continues to showcase the inability of the EPA to understand their own law or the industry to which the law applies. That said, here is a brief summary […]

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Next Up: Your Installers Go on Strike

September 5, 2011 | from AdminBerenson | No Comments »

The latest new regulation to roll off the assembly line and hit the remodeling industry these days is one which seems almost impossible the first time you see it – but unfortunately, it really is true. Starting November 14, 2011, any remodeler, home improver, or manufacturer with a gross annual volume of business of $500,000 […]

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