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Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer = Attorney’s Fees, Overhead, Profit and Interest

What Should I Do If Faced with a Clearly Unreasonable Contracting Officer? Federal contracting officers have broad discretion – within the limitations and allowances of the FAR. But, contracting officers must respond in writing to claims filed by contractors. If they do not, they are violating the FAR and contractors are eligible for attorney’s fees and other […]

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Equitable Estoppel Defense to Intellectual Property Infringement Claims in International Trade

Can an Equitable Estoppel Defense Win the Day in Intellectual Property Infringement Cases This blog post will be the first of a series dealing with this subject.  In completing my LLC (Master of Laws) in International Business Transactions at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, I spent the last 4 1/2 months studying the […]

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CVE Denies CS-360’s Access to VetBiz VIP Database

Déjà Vu All over Again In 2012 the US District Court for the District of Columbia remanded CS-360, LLC’s case back to the Department of Veterans Affairs “for further consideration and exclamation of its decision to deny Plaintiffs application” for registration in the VetBiz VIP database.  Upon reconsideration, the VA once again denied CS-360’s application […]

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Brewing Trademark applications

Crafting a Trademark Application for Your Craft Brew

Authored by Brandon Selinsky Brewing Trademark Applications Brewers and brewery owners, be diligent in your naming. The collaborative solidarity of the brewing community fissured long ago. It’s not gone–there still exists a wonderful collection of craft beer producers who will walk 10 miles uphill both ways in a snowstorm to loan you a sack of […]

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Veterans Have to Play to Get Paid-The Rule of Two

By Dan McAuliffe Satisfying the Rule of Two The Veteran’s Administration (VA) is a frequent target for criticism.  However, veterans themselves are responsible for some of that criticism because they fail to participate in programs designed to benefit them. For example in the case of VA procurements where veterans mistakenly assume there will be set-asides […]

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Latvian Wins Bid Protest Against FedBid for Determination of Non-Responsibility

Fed-Bids Determination of Non-Responsibility Kevin Barnes, the service connected veteran owner of Latvian Connections, filed a pro se pre-award bid protest with the GAO against FedBid, Inc.  FedBid, was acting as an agent for the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, in a reverse auction platform and had suspended Latvian, because Latvian had  in […]

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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and a Federal Bid Protest

How did fresh fruits and vegetables become the ingredients of a federal bid protest? Raymond Express International, LLC, V. The United States Pre-award federal bid protest Plaintiff Raymond Express Int’l, LLC (REI) filed a pre-award federal bid protest on December 8, 2014 and asked the court to enter the following four questions regarding solicitation, which […]

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