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Trademark Loss for 161-Year-Old Insurer Shows Risk of Rebranding

An insurance company’s failed attempt to revive the term “Equitable” that it had used for over 150 years underscores the importance of continuously using a trademark and the risks of abandoning a well-established mark even for a short time, attorneys say.

D.C. Circuit Mulls Dismissing Gender Pay Reporting Appeal

The D.C. Circuit appeared open to dismissing the government’s appeal in a case that challenges the revival of a landmark collection of U.S. worker pay data by gender and race, if a lower court resolves how many employers must still turn over pay data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

PFAS: The 'Forever Chemicals'

97% of Americans have a detectable amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in their blood, but we don’t yet know all of their health effects. The EPA says more than 600 PFAS chemicals are in the marketplace in the U.S., and the OECD says there could be 5,000 types worldwide. States are racing to regulate PFAS, while the federal government lags.

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