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Navigato & Battin Partner Appointed USD Law Adjunct Professor

Navigato & Battin, LLP is pleased to announce that partner Michael Battin has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law.  Mr. Battin will be teaching in the Experiential Advocacy Practicum in Fall, 2019.  This unique course – a requirement for all first year law students at USD — entails a combination of...

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Navigato & Battin Hosts Client Appreciation Event

Navigato & Battin thanks its clients and friends who attended Opening Day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on July 17, 2019. Between mingling with old friends and new, enjoying the food, and wagering on the races, fun was had by all. “Every year, we get to show our gratitude to our clients by putting on this event at a beloved San Diego...

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Mid-2019 Check-In: Have you completed sexual harassment training?

California employers with 50 or more employees have been required to train and educate their supervisory employees on sexual harassment prevention since 2005. However, as we reported in the beginning of the year, this law is being expanded effective January 1, 2020. By the beginning of next year, every California employer with five or more employees must...

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Supreme Court Alters Trademark Standards in Favor of First Amendment

We previously published an article about the requirements for registering a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) here. Our past article did not explore in any great detail the numerous reasons the USPTO might deny a trademark application. However, one basis the USPTO has historically relied on to deny an application is where...

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Topics to Avoid in Hiring Interviews

When you interview a candidate for hire at your company, you likely have a list of questions you plan to ask him or her. This list can be as simple as why the candidate wants to work for you, or substantially more complex. It is not uncommon for interviewers to ask a question during an interview only to discover later that the answer to the question...

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Out-of-State Retailers Could Be Subject to California’s Sales and Use Taxes

When it came to certain state taxes, physical presence used to be the primary factor determining whether a retailer was required to collect and remit those taxes. However, after the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. ruling on June 21, 2018, physical presence is no longer of utmost importance. California is one of about 30 states who have codified this ruling....

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