CJLLP Hosts Fall Ethics CLE

The Dallas-based business and innovation law firm Chester & Jeter LLP is a sponsor of the DFW-STCL Alumni Network’s Fall CLE event, titled: “WHO IS MY CLIENT?  And Other Ethical Quandries” Here is the event flyer: The event has been approved by the State Bar of Texas for 1.5 hours of participatory ethics credit. The co-sponsors of the event […]

Washington Resdkins Trademark Registrations Canceled by USPTO

In a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), the administrative appellate body of the United State Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), the USPTO cancelled the registrations of a handful of trademarks owned by the NFL’s Washington Redskins. The ruling held the name “R\redskins” to be disparaging, with the TTAB stating: “. […]

Independent Contractor or Employee?

I am asked all the time, “I 1099ed that person, she is a contractor. Right?” For some reason lots of decision makers believe that a 1099 and calling someone an independent contractor makes a person a contractor. The truth is . . . nope.  Whenever I talk to folks about this issue, I try to […]

Drug Testing Employee Candidates: Medicinal Use of Marijuana in the Great State of Texas

Just the facts Ma’am: Candidate lives in California and obtains a prescription for marijuana.  We are going to assume that she used the prescription as prescribed. Wink! She then moves to Texas and applies for a job.  But wait, the employer performs drug testing. What is the employer’s obligation?  Could it refuse to hire the […]

Dutch Fokker to pay $10.5 Million Export Penalty

Dutch Company Agrees to Pay $10.5 Million Civil Penalty to Settle Commerce Department Charges Involving Illegal Exports and Reexports to Iran and Sudan The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Export Enforcement (OEE), recently announced that Fokker Services B.V. (“Fokker Services”), a Netherlands-based aerospace services provider, has agreed to […]

Business Owners: Get the most Bang for your Legal Buck

Chester & Jeter LLP recently uploaded a new resource to its web site:  a presentation discussing some important legal projects business owners should address that provide significant benefits or “return on investment” (ROI). Click for Presentation

New Regulations Remove Most Satellites from ITAR Controls

US Commerce Department to License Export of Satellites; Move is Key Component of Export Control Reform Initiative The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently published regulations that will fundamentally change the nature of U.S. export controls on most commercial, scientific, and civil satellites and their parts and components. Together with […]

IP Guide: Protecting Software

Dallas-based business & innovation law firm Chester & Jeter LLP has recently posted a new white paper on its website. The paper, titled “Protecting Software – Alternatives to Patents” discusses some of the concerns and limitations with using patents to protect rights in and to software, and provides some alternative tools and strategies that software […]

Chester named Chair of EDCC’s “Entrepreneur & Innovation Committee”

The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce (EDCC) has formed a new  Entrepreneur and Innovation Committee (E&I). The new committee was recently created to reach a broader audience within the East Dallas community and meet the growing networking and information-sharing needs of the community’s entrepreneurs in the IT/technical and creative industries. Chamber member Jim Chester, […]

Jim Chester Named to D Magazine “Best Lawyers in Dallas” List

Jim Chester Named to D Magazine “Best Lawyers in Dallas” List   J. F. (Jim) Chester, founding partner in the Dallas-based business & innovation law firm of Chester & Jeter LLP has been selected for inclusion in D Magazine’s 2014 list of “Best Lawyers in Dallas.” Chester will be listed in the computer and technology […]