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Hallie J. Mann
Executive Director

Lawyers Associated Worldwide
2823 McKenzie Point Road
Minneapolis, MN 55391 USA

Phone: +1 952-404-1546
Fax: +1 952-404-1796
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Editor

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MARCH 2015
LAW Newsletter

Chairman's Corner:
A View from the Last Bus Stop

By Brian Everett
Chairman, Lawyers Associated Worldwide

As Lawyers of Associated Worldwide commences a new year, it has been important for the Executive Committee to engage in, not only forward planning, but reflection. I recommend that process also to each member firm and the individual partners of those firms. Reflection will engage our minds on where we, and this organisation, came from, the principles and standards we adopted, and most importantly, where we go to from here. Read More »


A Message from LAW's Vice Chair:
Ready, Set, Regional Meetings

By Kathy Deutsch
Vice Chair, Lawyers Associated Worldwide

In 2006 and close to a year after Hurricane Katrina, I walked into the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the heart of the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. I was unprepared for my first LAW regional meeting because I was a last minute sub for my firm, which was a new member. Both excited and apprehensive, I was walking into a meeting of an organization that I knew little about. Stuffy lawyers? Boring small talk? How do I introduce my firm to people I have never met? Read More »


Legal Articles

Current Trends in Private Funds
By Mariel Estigarribia and Christopher Fonss

The private funds space is constantly evolving. In this article, we take a closer look at some trends in the industry that sponsors, investors, placement agents and advisors should be aware of. Read More »

Section 41 of the Trade Marks Act 1995: When is a mark inherently distinguishable?
By Iain Freeman

Mastronardi Produce Ltd v Registrar of Trade Marks [2014] FCA 1021 (Mastronardi)

In the Mastronardi decision handed down on 19 September 2014, Justice Gordon in the Victorian Division of the Federal Court of Australia had cause to consider the scope and operation of section 41 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Act), which has been the source of much judicial debate. Read More »


2015 Regional Meeting Host Firms

Schinders Law - Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

Rousaud Costas Duran SLP - Europe, Africa & Middle East Regional Meeting

Carscallen LLP Hosts - Americas Regional Meeting


LAW Members in Bogotá and Saskatoon Receive Pro Bono Awards

Member Highlights

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