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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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Regulation A+

It seems that lately there has been a noticeable uptick in Regulation A+ activity, including several recent Reg A+ securities offerings where the stock now successfully trades on national exchanges. In light of this activity, we have published a set of FAQs about Regulation A+ securities offerings to help companies better understand this "mini-IPO" offering process, as well as pros and cons compared to a traditional underwritten IPO.

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Greg Parker Outlines Guidelines to Leverage Trademark Registration

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June 21, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Greg Parker authored an article for InsideCounsel on the ways trademark owners can leverage the benefits of trademark registration in order to properly protect their brand. Once the trademark is registered with the USPTO, the owner should follow these post registration guidelines:

  1. Monitor and timely meet post-registration filing requirements; 
  2. Put the public on notice of your federal registration through use of the "®" symbol ; and 
  3. Be proactive with enforcement of your rights by policing your trademark’s use and enlisting custom officials to help with enforcement.

The full article, "You Successfully Registered Your Trademark. What's Next?," was published by InsideCounsel.com on June 21, 2016, and is available online or in the PDF below.

This content is part of a series of articles focused on intellectual property issues published by InsideCounsel.com and authored by Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys. Click the links below to read other articles in the series.

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