Oliver Herzfeld

Kawhi Leonard Klaws Nike

July 7, 2019 | By: Oliver Herzfeld, Chief Legal Officer, Beanstalk

Kawhi Leonard recently commenced a lawsuit against Nike. According to the complaint, in 2011, just after being drafted to the NBA, Leonard created a logo based on a tracing of his notably large hand. Inside the hand,

Ad Agency Agrees To Pay Largest Fine Ever

April 17, 2019 | By Oliver Herzfeld and Ronald L. Crane

Marketing Architects, Inc., an agency that produced advertising with unsubstantiated claims for weight-loss products, has recently settled a joint complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Maine. As part of the settlement,

Bandersnatch's Legal Adventure

New York, NY, January 14, 2019 | By: Oliver Herzfeld

The publisher of the popular Choose Your Own Adventure series of books, Choosco LLC, has commenced a lawsuit against Netflix. Essentially, Choosco claims Netflix’s new film "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch" infringes several of Choosco’s trademarks that include the words "Choose Your Own Adventure".

Cannabis: A Budding Industry

Oct. 3, 2018 | As taboos are falling by the wayside, many companies are looking to incorporate cannabis into their business plan. But it’s not business as usual. The cannabis industry is quickly becoming a legitimate business. In 2017, it made nearly $9 billion in sales, according to Tom Adams, managing director, BDS Analytics, which tracks the budding sector. To put it into perspective, sales are equivalent to the entire snack bar industry.

'Roseanne' Cancellation costing ABC a lot of money experts say

The cancellation of the hit series “Roseanne” is going to cost ABC in a big way.

ABC shut the show down following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. The move puts the network on the hook for a hefty sum of money.

“The network has a right to cancel any show at any time, so they’re exercising their right to cancel the show,” Oliver Herzfeld, Entertainment lawyer and Chief Legal Officer at Beanstalk Group, told Fox News.

Forbes: Thelonious Monk and the Perils of Oral Agreements

October 19, 2017 | By Oliver Herzfeld | An old quip that is widely misattributed to the famous movie producer Samuel Goldwyn states “a verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.” The truth is, with only a few exceptions, oral agreements are legal, valid and binding. However, oral agreements present other difficulties and challenges apart from enforceability. A lawsuit recently commenced by the Estate of Thelonious Monk against North Coast Brewing Co. provides an excellent opportunity to explore some of the issues raised by oral agreements.