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GJC regularly publishes legal alerts and advisories on recent legal developments. These advisories do not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied upon as such, but are intended to provide general information to businesses and individuals that may be relevant to their businesses.

Protecting Your Trademark in the United States

Whether it is a company’s name or the name of a specific brand or service, corporate trademarks and service marks are the way by which most companies establish their reputation and distinguish themselves from competitors in the marketplace. Intellectual property, including trademarks, is often the most valuable asset of a business. Maintaining ownership of corporate… Read More »Protecting Your Trademark in the United States

FMC Issues Final Regulations Refining OSRA 22 Demurrage and Detention Invoicing Requirements
The Federal Maritime Commission has published its final regulations to implement and supplement the demurrage and detention invoicing requirements for international ocean shipping under the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022. The new regulations will implement significant changes to the billing practices of ocean carriers, non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) and, in some cases, marine terminal operators (MTOs) for detention and demurrage charges on all shipments involving international shipping. With the exception of new regulations involving the mandatory information content of detention and demurrage invoices, the FMC’s new regulations will take effect on May 28, 2024.