All articles by Lauren E. Maddente

MCDONALD’S LEFT HUNGRY IN BIG MAC TRADEMARK DISPUTE

“Use it or lose it,” the saying goes. As McDonald’s recently learned as to its Big Mac burgers, that quote is more than theoretical when applied to protecting registered trademarks.  You may have seen that the European Union Intellectual Property Office canceled McDonald’s trademark for its Big Macs. Is that because McDonald’s no longer sells.

Maddente Honored by Susan G. Komen Wisconsin

  FOS associate Lauren Maddente received the Rookie of the Year award for her role as Volunteer and Entertainment Co-Chair at the Susan G. Komen Wisconsin More Than Pink Walk. The award highlights a volunteer who is in their first year in their role but comes on board with a positive attitude and is driven,.

Fraudulent Transfers – Know When to Sue

A debtor, faced with a creditor’s lawsuit or judgment, will sometimes transfer property to a spouse, affiliated business or other third-party, and then claim “poverty” to avoid paying the debt. Wisconsin’s Fraudulent Transfer Act provides remedies for such defrauded creditors. Those remedies, however, don’t last forever. Wisconsin law bars a fraudulent transfer action that is.

Employers – Absenteeism Policies Can Rule

Most employers are faced with employees who call in sick without notice, don’t show up for work, or are unduly absent for other reasons. Employers faced with this problem often wonder when they can legally terminate an employee for such misconduct. This is important, because employees discharged for “misconduct” are generally ineligible to receive unemployment.

Seventh Circuit Narrows Reasonable Accommodation Requirements

Most employers, at some point or another, will receive a request from an employee, claiming to be disabled for a “reasonable accommodation”—an accommodation which helps a disabled employee perform the essential function of his or her job. The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to reasonably accommodate disabled employers to avoid a charge of.