Laws and Regulations

U.S. Announces Withhold Release Order on Certain Chinese Cotton Products, Tech Components
September 16, 2020 at 12:12 pm

The Trump Administration officially announced action against Chinese imports of certain apparel, technology and hair products, citing human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region. As we reported previously when this was speculation, the measure will allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to detain and “partially destroy” products produced by flagged companies. The announcement differs slightly…

'It's a Very Confusing Process': The Payroll Tax Deferral, Explained
September 10, 2020 at 10:31 am

President Trump’s payroll tax deferral executive order went into effect on Sept. 1, meaning that employers can now temporarily suspend collection of the 6.2 percent federal tax for employees that goes toward social security. The suspension would last through the end of 2020. The details, though, are a bit unclear.

Apple Is Going After a Small Meal Prep App's Pear Logo
September 8, 2020 at 11:29 am

Apple's current fight against Prepear, a small meal planning app, is a pretty clear David and Goliath scenario. Apple thinks that Prepear’s logo is too similar to its own, and is going after its trademark for the pear logo. Prepear’s parent company, Super Healthy Kids, took to Instagram to try to rally support from customers and onlookers...

UCLA Sues Under Armour for $200M Over Breach of Record Apparel Contract
August 31, 2020 at 10:50 am

A lawsuit alleges that Under Armour misled UCLA about its financial standing—resulting in an enormous $280 million apparel contract in 2016—and then failed to make scheduled payments or deliver products as laid out in the contract. Under Armour informed UCLA two months ago that it was terminating the deal with more than $200 million still owed to UCLA...