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Fred Freeman at July Encorepreneur

Our Gavin lawyer, Fred Freeman, was out and about in the Richmond community at the July Encorepreneur. Fred says, "I found the most recent Encorepreneur presentation, hosted by attorney Gary LeClair of LeClair Ryan, to be one of the more ...
/ Business, Practice Developments

Findings of the Investigations Into China’a Acts, Policies, and Practices

FINDINGS OF THE INVESTIGATION INTO CHINA’S ACTS, POLICIES, AND PRACTICES RELATED TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND INNOVATION UNDER SECTION 301 OF THE TRADE ACT OF 1974 https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/Section%20301%20FINAL.PDF ...

West End law firm sweeps into N.C. with new attorney

Gavin Law Offices, which handles intellectual property matters for clients, earlier this month opened an outpost in Raleigh, North Carolina, after picking up attorney Alan Etkin. It’s the firm’s first office outside of Virginia. Founder Pam Gavin said the expansion ...

Gavin Law Offices expands into Charlottesville

A Richmond law firm that boasts clients in the entertainment industry has expanded its practice westward. Gavin Law Office, which was founded locally in 2002, last month opened an office in Charlottesville. The expansion was prompted by the addition of ...

Gavin Law Offices Recognized in Legal Elite 2017

Gavin Law Offices is pleased to announce, Pamela Gavin has been recognized for the eighth time in the Virginia Business Magazine among Virginia's Legal Elite for 2017. Each year, the honor of Virginia Legal Elite recognizes the top Virginia lawyers ...
/ Business, IP & the Internet

Consumer Review Fairness Act

The Consumer Review Fairness Act (the “Act”) became effective in March 2017 and has significant implications for most companies offering consumer products or services, especially for those with interactive websites.  The Act limits what companies can include in their standard ...
/ Business, IP & the Internet

Classifying Independent Contractors vs. Employees

One of the trickier questions of business law is the characterization of an individual as an independent contractor or an employee.  Many business owners wonder whether they are categorizing their workforce correctly or exposing themselves to potential liability for unpaid ...
/ Business

Welcome to Our New Associate, Collin Atkins!

We’re excited to announce that Collin Atkins, a graduate of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, has joined our team as part of our expanding business law practice. Collin has spent the last several ...
/ Practice Developments

Do You Know Your Intellectual Property Rights and Risks as a Small Business Owner?

Listen to Pamela Gavin's new podcast on the EVB P.O.W.E.R website for some great insights on how to protect your business! http://evbpower.com/podcast/intellectual-property-rights-and-risks-for-small-businesses/ ...

Pamela Gavin Participates in U.S. Speaker Program in India!

Bringing American Expertise and Excellence to India – U.S. Speaker Program ...
/ Practice Developments

New Online Registration Requirements for Designated Agents Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The U.S. Copyright Office has developed a new electronic system for registering your designated agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).  As of December 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office has begun transitioning to an online registration system which allows ...

Secrets to a Successful Privacy Policy

Privacy policies may seem like a snooze, but they can actually be a key tool in protecting your business and communicating with customers.  A privacy policy explains your entity’s views and procedures regarding privacy and provides information about how you ...
/ Business, IP & the Internet, Privacy