Manufacturing

Virtually any business can say, “time is money,” but nowhere is the maxim more applicable than in manufacturing. From tangible mechanical processes to advanced technological platforms, the possibilities for downtime and delays anywhere in the system are innumerable–and can grind an entire business to a halt. Likewise, anything that removes obstacles and delivers efficiencies–like the right manufacturing legal counsel–can yield distinct advantages.

Our Manufacturing Practice brings an insider perspective to every client interaction. Having numerous attorneys that have served as in-house counsel for a wide range of manufacturing companies, we know the behind-the-scenes situations and challenges manufacturers face, including direct experience with OSHA, the EPA and the EEOC. In other words, we are uniquely positioned to support clients with:

  • Contract negotiations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Employment and compensation agreements and claims
  • Patent and trademark matters and trade secrets
  • Lending and corporate financing
  • Strategic counsel and litigation support on product liability claims
  • Labor relations including collective bargaining

Protecting clients is our number one priority. We are hyper-responsive, always looking to support specific business goals, whether via boots-on-the-ground, in-person action, or a quick conversation. We merge our understanding of mechanics, engineering, workflow, supply chains, HR, and budgeting with decades of manufacturing-specific legal expertise to nimbly connect clients with the resources and answers they need. Likewise, our depth and breadth of experience enable us to consider multiple details and scenarios at once, ultimately informing valuable business advice as well as legal counsel.

From disclosures to indemnity to warranties, we review the fine print to help clients make intentional and informed decisions. Knowing that employees come and go, we advise on protecting trade secrets and innovations, ensuring corporate rights and knowledge transfer. Above all, our client orientation and flexibility mean that every engagement enjoys customization and an exceptional return on investment in legal services.

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Trade Secrets: the Increasingly Valuable IP That Many Manufacturers Forget About

2022

Many people know, or at least have heard of, the main types of intellectual property: patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Often…

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Taylor English Hosting Reception for Georgia Manufacturing Alliance on August 4

2022

Taylor English is excited to host the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance’s Membership Reception on Thursday, August 4, at 6:00 PM! This event…

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Taylor English Joins the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance as Innovation Sponsor

2020

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that it has joined the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) as an innovation sponsor. As…

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Managing Talent in an Unpredictable Job Market

2022

On February 1, 2022, Gail Holtzman presented, “Managing Talent in an Unpredictable Job Market,” to the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. …

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“COVID-19 Financial and Workforce Compliance: What You Need to Know for 2021,” Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

2021

On Wednesday, January 27, Christina Moore presented at the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance webinar, “COVID-19 Financial and Workforce…

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Brand Owners Continue to Battle to Keep Online Infringers at Bay – An update

2021

About a year ago, I published an article published on IPWatchdog.com regarding the challenges and developments in enforcing IP rights…

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CARES Act Expands Protection From Liability to Manufacturers and Others Involved in the Supply Chain of Approved Respiratory Protective Devices

2020

Manufacturers, distributers and others involved in the production and supply of certain devices and drugs needed in the fight against…

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The Journey Begins: Legislation Introduced to Clarify U.S. Patent Eligibility Law

2022

INTRODUCTION “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu On August 3, taking the first step of what will likely…

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“The PRO Act and Unions in the New Administration,” Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

2021

On March 23, 2021, Peter Spanos joined the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance for a discussion on “The PRO Act and Unions in the New…

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“Managing Talent in an Unpredictable Job Market,” Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

2022

On February 1, 2022, Gail Holtzman presented, “Managing Talent in an Unpredictable Job Market,” to the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. …

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“Hybrid Work Models – Are You Really Prepared?,” Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

2022

On February 1, 2022, Deborah Livesay presented, “Hybrid Work Models – Are You Really Prepared?,” to the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance….

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Strategies for Risk Mitigation in Production and Distribution of IoT Devices

2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) has introduced the world to a legion of so-called “smart” devices that drive an increasingly connected…

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Products Liability and the Evolving Internet of Things

2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly evolving way of thinking about the internet and how the devices we use every day interact. IoT…

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Recent Decision Gives Guidance to Brand Owners Policing Online Resales

2019

Brand owners often struggle to maintain their “minimum advertised price” (or “MAP”) in a world of ubiquitous online resellers. A recent…

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Taylor English Launches T|E General Counsel

2020

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the creation of T|E General Counsel, its fractional general counsel solution. The practice…

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Hope for Supreme Court Review of American Axle Decision Shines Brighter with Long-Awaited Brief from U.S. Solicitor General

2022

Hope for Supreme Court review of a highly controversial patent case shines a little brighter today, thanks to a long-awaited brief from…

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Staffing Firms Gain an Additional FLSA Exemption

2021

For the past two decades, lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) have increased more than 200%. One reason for this rise…

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Taylor English Bolsters California Presence With Addition of Corporate Partner J. Michael Vaughn

2021

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the addition of J. Michael Vaughn as a partner in the firm’s California corporate…

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Importers should be ready for more delay after Suez blockage

2021

Most people have read by now about the unfortunate Ever Given container ship stuck in the Suez Canal.  About 10% of global trade uses the…

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Taylor English Enters the Tennessee Market with Addition of Micheline Kelly Johnson and Linda Yang

2019

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to enter the Tennessee legal market with the addition of partner Micheline Kelly Johnson and associate…

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EU Data Act Would Create User Rights and Market Rules for Smart Device Data

2022

The EU has proposed a new data act intended to complement its privacy and online content regulation efforts overall by creating a…

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“Pretzel Crisps” case a lesson in generic marks

2021

One of the foundations of trademark law is that certain words must remain in the public domain so that entities can properly describe…

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When Kid’s Toys Are Listening, the FTC is Watching

2018

In an article published by IPWatchdog, Mitzi Hill and Michael Bahar discussed the VTech and FTC case regarding a data breach concerning…

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Managing IP Recognizes Taylor English’s Intellectual Property Practice, Names Partners Amanda Groover Hyland and Jeff Kuester as 2021 IP Stars

2021

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Intellectual Property has recognized the firm’s intellectual property…

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Federal Circuit Won’t Weigh If Inventorship Is Tied To Validity

2019

In an article published by Law360, Taylor English attorneys John Gross, Coby Nixon, and Kelly Mullally were mentioned for obtaining a…

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Managing Intellectual Property Recognizes Intellectual Property Practice, Names Partners Amanda Groover Hyland and Jeff Kuester as 2022 IP Stars

2022

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Intellectual Property has recognized the firm’s intellectual property…

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Recent Case Imposes Liability on Amazon for Online Sales

2019

Amazon’s recent classification as a “seller” under Pennsylvania law could expose it to additional liability for product sales made on its…

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Are Inside Salespeople Now Exempt Under the FLSA?

2018

On August 28, 2018, the United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“DOL”) issued an opinion letter that could be a game…

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Avoiding the Potentially Fatal Effect of an Early ‘On-Sale’ Event on Patent Rights

2020

A new Supreme Court decision just placed even more importance on filing a patent application early, before an inventor is barred from…

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Taylor English’s Jeffrey Nix Receives Pro Bono Award from the Legal Services Corporation

2017

Taylor English is pleased to announce that Jeffrey J. Nix has received an award from the Legal Services Corporation for his commitment to…

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