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  • Procopio News and Events -- December 2019

    In Procopio's December 2019 newsletter, we provide links to articles on a number of useful topics, including: Why your company needs a distinctive trademark to grow the value of your brand; and New rules and regulations for charter schools going into effect in California in January. We also provide interesting news and events, including: A preview of our popular annual labor and employment seminar; Our being named for the second year in a row a San Diego Unio...

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  • Procopio Again Named a Top Workplace by the San Diego Union Tribune

    November 13, 2019 (San Diego) – Procopio was named today by the San Diego Union-Tribune as a winner of the 2019 Top Workplaces Award. The awardees are selected solely on employee feedback through the results of an anonymous survey, which measures aspects of workplace culture including employee engagement, alignment of work with mission, and company leadership. This is the second year in a row Procopio has been named to the Top Workplaces list. “Procopio’s focus on surpassing client ...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- November 2019

    In Procopio's November 2019 newsletter, we provide links to a number of informative articles, including: Three separate articles on what companies need to know before the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes affect on January 1, 2020; and A surprising development with the Federal Circuit declaring the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had been improperly appointing its Patent Trial and Appeal Board judges. We also provided the latest Procopio news, including: ...

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  • Procopio Named to 2020 Best Law Firms List for 23 Practice Areas in 3 Markets

    November 1, 2019 (San Diego) – Procopio has again been named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms list for 2020, with this year’s rankings a firm record for number of practice areas and Tier One rankings. All told, Procopio was recognized in 23 separate legal practice areas in 3 locations, namely San Diego, Nevada and Arizona. The annual Best Law Firms list is compiled annually by U.S News – Best Lawyers® through exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousan...

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  • Life Sciences Patent Attorney and PhD Chemist Xiaofan (Frank) Yang Joins Procopio as Partner

    October 24, 2019 (San Diego) – Life sciences patent attorney and Ph.D. chemist Xiaofan (Frank) Yang has joined Procopio as a Partner. He will represent public and private clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries for a wide range of intellectual property-related matters, including strategic counseling, patent procurement and management, and transactional IP due diligence for buyers and sellers in complex venture financings, large license and collaboration de...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- October 2019

    In Procopio's October 2019 newsletter, we provide links to a number of informative articles, including: Why it soon may be almost impossible to make use of independent contractors in California; New restrictions on California landlords related to rent increases and ability to evict; How changes at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in the Federal Circuit are impacting how one applies for a patent; A rare win for California employers related to wage and hour lit...

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  • Leading U.S. and Mexican Officials Among Prominent Speakers at Upcoming International Tax Conference

    September 12, 2019 (San Diego) -- The University of San Diego School of Law - Procopio International Tax Institute (USD-PITI) announced today its lineup of speakers for the annual event, held on October 17-18 at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. Speakers include high-level U.S. and Mexican government officials, prominent academics, and other internationally recognized international tax experts, along with members of Procopio’s renowned International Tax team. Celebrating...

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  • Procopio News and Events -- September 2019

    In Procopio's September 2019 newsletter, we provide links to a number of informative articles, including: Why companies should care about increasing enforcement of trade secret theft; The latest export controls imposed by the U.S. government related to Huewai and its associates; and Why part-owners of privately held corporations should consider a stockholder agreement. In other developments: We announced a record 30 Procopio attorneys being named 2020 Best La...

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  • Procopio Partner Justine Nielsen Named a Top 50 Influential Leader by The Daily Transcript

    September 4, 2019 (San Diego) – Procopio Partner Justine K. Nielsen has been named a 2019 Top 50 Influential Leader in the San Diego business community by The Daily Transcript. The newspaper annually selects individuals who have demonstrated leadership in key industries driving the local economy, including law, real estate, construction, development, finance and the public sector. Justine is a member of Procopio’s Real Estate practice, representing private entities and public interest gro...

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  • 30 Procopio Attorneys Named 2020 Best Lawyers in America

    August 15, 2019 (San Diego) – Thirty Procopio attorneys representing twenty-eight areas of law in three metropolitan areas were named by their peers today to the Best Lawyers in America® 2020 list. In addition, two Procopio partners received prestigious Best Lawyers in America 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” accolades. The Best Lawyers in America list is compiled annually through exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers provide confidential nominations...

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