It’s certainly not surprising that cybersecurity is a fast-growing area in the business world. What is perhaps surprising, at least to a lawyer, is that a law firm would be expanding into providing cybersecurity services.
Law firms have long been essentially prohibited from providing non-legal services. There have been limited exceptions in recent years, but nothing in the tech world as far as I know. Some lawyers are very tech-savvy, but a lot of us are pretty technophobic.
I don’t know much about trademark law (fortunately, I have our intellectual property guru to consult when such questions come up), but I liked a post I saw recently that reported on a trademark dispute. I liked it because it involves Darryl Hall and John Oates, also known as Hall & Oates. Those are both registered trademarks, by the way.
As I have noted on my other blog, Hall & Oates had their heyday in the late 70s and early 80s as one of the greatest blue-eyed soul groups ever. I enjoy the story, although I’m not sure it’s accurate, that they met as music students at Temple University in Philadelphia, where lots of great soul and R&B groups originated.
This story sounds pretty far-fetched, but the ABA Journal is a reliable source. That’s a pretty elaborate scam to get access to someone’s account, but apparently it worked.
Via Lowering the Bar (where you can read about lots of stuff that surely qualifies for the “truth is stranger than fiction” category).
This time, it’s not that they can’t be trusted to properly handle taxpayer information. It’s that they can’t be trusted to be forthcoming about their own information in response to requests from Congress.
No matter what you think of Congress, they are the body that has the legal authority to oversee the IRS. If no one keeps an eye on what the IRS is doing, what do you think will happen?
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