Mon Apr 27, 2020 | | Business, Covid-19, Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program Updates


After the first $350 Billion of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was exhausted, last week, Congress and the President approved the appropriation of another $310 Billion towards the PPP.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) then issued new guidance through an updated set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) prepared in response to the questions, concerns and requests for clarifications raised during the administration of the first $350 Billion through the PPP. 

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Fri Apr 10, 2020 | | Business, Covid-19, Entrepreneur, Organizations, Startups

Federal and New York City COVID-19 Related Loan and Grant Programs


As businesses, organizations and individuals continue to address the challenges that have resulted from the closure or reduction of their operations, a variety of federal and New York City loan and grant programs have been established to provide assistance. 

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Thu Apr 9, 2020 | | Covid-19, Trademarks

Relief for Trademark Registrants and Applicants Affected by COVID-19


The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a major effect on many businesses throughout the country.  Due to the pandemic and its effects, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in accordance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), is extending the time for trademark applicants and registrants to file certain documents or pay certain fees which would ordinarily have been due on or after March 27, 2020.  Such documents include responses to an Office Action, statements of use (or requests for extensions), and renewal applications that were due between, and inclusive of, both March 27, 2020 and April 30, 2020.  Due dates have now been extended  by thirty (30) days from the initial date from when the filing or payment was due, as long as the filing is accompanied by a statement that the delay was due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mon Apr 6, 2020 | | Charter School Insights, Copyright, Education

Distance Learning Technology Update


As schools in New York City enter into their 3rd/4th week of distance learning along with news that for many, the originally-scheduled spring break may not take place, here are a few distance learning technology-focused matters that we have been following:

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Fri Apr 3, 2020 | | Covid-19, Real Estate, Startups

Getting Documents Notarized in New York State During the COVID-19 Pandemic


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