ICOpen for Business: Kik-ing Securities Regulation into Gear

By: Amadea Anile Initial Coin Offerings (hereinafter “ICOs”) and virtual currencies have been largely unregulated.[1]  In 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a release suggesting that some ICOs and virtual currencies may be treated as investment contracts.[2]  Consequently, issuers of ICOs and tokens have increasingly accepted SEC oversight and are registering offerings with […]

Employee Pensions Could be Collateral Damage in Sears’ Bankruptcy Filing

By: Jenna Russell Sears Holdings, one of America’s oldest department stores, filed for Chapter Eleven bankruptcy last October after years of steady economic decline.[1]  However, a glimmer of hope offers to spare the former titan from complete liquidation.[2]  On December 28, 2018, the bankruptcy auction for the retailer’s remaining assets closed, with Sears’ own Chairman […]

To Sue or Not to Sue: Supreme Court Hears Case to End Copyright Registration Debate

By: Jenna Herr When exactly is copyright registration obtained for purposes of bringing a copyright infringement suit?  This major circuit split question will soon be settled as the issue took center stage before the Supreme Court earlier this year.[1] In January, the Court heard oral arguments in the case Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com[2]to decide which […]

Augmented Reality: The Expense of Virtually Trying on Makeup and Clothes

By: Halie B. Peacher By 2025, Augmented Reality (“AR”) is expected to reach $198.17 billion in global revenue.[1]AR is an application or a device that allows users to personalize their real-world experience.[2]  This is done by utilizing an AR device and adding computer generated images or features to the world around you.[3]  For example, Sephora utilizes AR […]

Leveling the Playing Field: United States vs. China

By: Mari Reyes Prominent ranking Democrats Chuck Schumer, Ron Wyden, and Sherrod Brown released a letter sent to U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on February 1, 2019 regarding China’s “predatory trade practices.”[1] The letter encourages Secretary Mnuchin to remain steadfast and strong against China in case current negotiations with China fail.[2] This comes after some […]