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Lessons learned from trademark likelihood of confusion, “patio” & “palace”

When you think of trademark infringement, you may think of a service or product having the same name.  But did you know that even a name that is similar can also be considered infringement?  This is when the trademark concept of “likelihood of confusion” comes into play.  Just in the earlier part of this year, …

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Can I Protect a Marijuana Brand with a Trademark?

As more states legalize adult-use and medical marijuana, more businesses are entering this market.  Like any other business, protecting a brand is a priority; however, how can you file for a trademark if the product you are selling is legal in your state but illegal at the federal level?  Federal trademark law prohibits the registration …

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What is the difference between a C Corporation and S Corporation?

If you have been contemplating creating a business entity as a corporation, an important decision will be deciding whether to set it up as a C-Corporation (C-Corp) or S-Corporation (S-Corp).  This decision will affect how much taxes you and/or your business will pay, your ability to raise funds, and the potential to expand your business.  …

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Can Force Majeure Protect you From Non-performance Due to COVID-19?

If you are a non-essential business forced to close, you may be wondering how you are going to be able to service your clients under your existing contracts.  I have received numerous calls from businesses questioning their degree of liability because they are unable to perform services and provide goods based on the restrictions placed …

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What are a company’s legal obligations surrounding the coronavirus?

The coronavirus (COVD-19) is top of mind, affecting not only our personal life but our professional life.  Whether you are a business owner or employed by a company, understanding a company’s legal obligations surrounding the coronavirus is vital to abide by the laws and to ensure everyone’s safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) …

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