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U.S. Biogas and Renewable Natural Gas Industry May Benefit from Expansion of EIA Natural Gas Data Collection Efforts

Aug 06 2020
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has recently proposed revisions to its natural gas data collection survey forms for 2020, including Form EIA-176, the Annual Report of Natural and Supplemental Gas Supply and Disposition. If EIA’s final proposed revisions to Form EIA-176 are approved by the Office of Management and Budget this fall, EIA’s natural gas data collection efforts will expand to include production and consumption data from certain biogas and renewable natural gas producers beginning in 2021.
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Brexit and Beyond: Trademark Protection Strategies in an Uncertain Global Marketplace

Aug 05 2020
The unprecedented challenges posted by the COVID-19 pandemic forced many companies and their in-house legal teams to temporarily shelve their Brexit preparations in order to deal with the immediate threats posed by the pandemic. While COVID-19 remains an ongoing and serious concern for US operations, companies that also do business in the UK also need to put Brexit planning for their trademark portfolio back on the agenda. Having declined to request a further extension, the UK is set to exit the European Union on Dec. 31. Businesses need to prepare now in order to protect their trademarks in an uncertain global market.

Stephanie Few & SCBIO Urge South Carolinians to “Make a Statement—Wear a Mask”

Jul 31 2020
As South Carolina’s voice of the life sciences industry, SCBIO and its member organizations are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. With that in mind, Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Stephanie Few (in her role as Vice Chair of SCBIO) co-authored a Letter to the Editor to the Greenville News with a simple but powerful message: Wear a mask to protect their neighbors and themselves.