Significant Changes in Trademark Law That Could Affect Your Business

New Rules and Procedures Intended to Aid Trademark Owners In today’s business world dominated by a proliferation of internet companies, acquiring rights to valuable trademarks and protecting them against infringement has been a daunting, often complicated and frequently expensive undertaking.  This has been particularly true for trademark owners initiating and maintaining a civil trademark infringementRead More

Skelton Taintor & Abbott Attorney Amy Dieterich Interviewed on Legal Issues Employers and Employees are Facing Due to COVID-19

The Sun Journal interviewed attorneys Amy Dieterich from Skelton, Taintor and Abbott and Mike Malloy from the Malloy Firm about the legal issues employers and employees are dealing with as the COVID-19 pandemic continues into 2021.  With the Families First Coronavirus Response Act set to expire on December 31st despite the pandemic cresting in MaineRead More

Amy Dieterich Quoted Regarding Portland’s Newly-passed Hazard Pay Ordinace

Skelton, Taintor and Abbott shareholder Amy Dieterich is quoted in the Portland Press Herald regarding Portland’s newly-passed hazard pay ordinance.  She counseled employees and employers that there is serious litigation risk if they do not start paying certain employees time and a half for working during a declared emergency in December.  Employment lawyers at Skelton,Read More

Amy Dieterich to Speak on Workplace-related COVID-19 Issues

Skelton, Taintor and Abbott Shareholder Amy Dieterich and attorney Michael Malloy from the Malloy Firm will be discussing the latest workplace-related COVID issues for the L/A Chamber of Commerce on November 5th about leave issues under the ADA, FMLA and FFCRA, the new Maine paid leave law going into effect on January 1st and COVIDRead More

Jordan Payne Hay Joins Board of the Maine Women’s Network – Androscoggin Chapter

AUBURN, Maine – Skelton Taintor & Abbott attorney Jordan Payne Hay has joined the board of the Maine Women’s Network – Androscoggin Chapter. Maine Women’s Network (MWN) is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase women’s professional growth and leadership skills through networking and education. “I am thrilled to join the board of the AndroscogginRead More

Michael R. Poulin

In Memoriam 1950 – 2020 Auburn, Skelton Taintor & Abbott is saddened to learn of the July 16th passing of our former colleague, retired shareholder and firm leader, Michael R. Poulin.  Mike was a fixture at Skelton Taintor & Abbott until his retirement on December 31, 2017.  As a shareholder at the firm and aRead More