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Legal Podcast: Patent Infringement Letters

May 31, 2013: 

NAR Associate Counsel Katie Johnson discusses how members can respond to letters that allege a violation of a patent for emailing scanned documents.


Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the REALTOR® Trademarks

May 30, 2013: 

How much do you know about the National Association of REALTORS® registered trademarks? Take this quiz to find out.

Key West Association Wins Federal Copyright Case

May 30, 2013: 

A federal district court in Florida has awarded $2.7 million to the Key West Association of REALTORS® Inc. in its copyright infringement action against Robert Allen.

Lawsuit Over Zoning Disclosure Continues

May 30, 2013: 

Massachusetts court orders jury to consider allegations that real estate professional had inaccurately described the property's zoning to the buyer.

Legal Action Funding Case Report - Midyear 2013

May 24, 2013: 

Read a summary of the cases that received financial support during NAR's 2013 Midyear meetings.

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the REALTOR® Trademarks

May 17, 2013: 

5 Things You Need to Know About the REALTOR® Trademarks

Professional Standards Training & Information Resources

May 15, 2013: 

NAR's Board Policy group provides several resources to help REALTOR® associations manage ethics decisions.

Legal Podcast: Fiduciary Duty Risk Reduction

May 8, 2013: 

Attorney Scott Kossove discusses his NAR Midyear risk management forum presentation about reducing the risks for breach of fiduciary duty claims.

NYC Agents Fined for Showing Illegal Apartments

May 6, 2013: 

Real estate agents and brokers can now be fined for showing homes that are not up to code. "We have to hold them accountable too," says the New York City building commissioner.

Squatters Cite Laws to Stay in Homes for Free

May 6, 2013: 

Some are taking advantage adverse possession laws in certain states, squatting in foreclosed homes for free and trying to make claims for homes they don't own.