Recent Developments in Trademark and Branding Law

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Dancing into the new year, it’s now time for our annual recap and look ahead, covering recent developments in trademark, copyright, media/entertainment, and branding law. 2023 started off with web 3.0 and the metaverse being all the rage. NFTs were leading the charge with the Hermès v. Rothschild opinion rendered just a few weeks later…

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New Fed Reporting Law for Corps. and LLCs Starts Jan. 1

Beginning January 1, 2024, new rules require some businesses to share ownership details with the U.S. government. This rule, called the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), applies to companies filing reports with FinCEN, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. However, since the reporting form is not out yet, there’s no need to panic. FinCEN has simply shared…

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Philadelphia’s Road Accident Law: What You Should Know

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Just like navigating a busy intersection, understanding Philadelphia’s road accident law can be tricky. You’re not alone. This article breaks down what you should know about determining fault, post-accident procedures, and your rights. You’ll also learn about your responsibilities and how to handle insurance claims. Don’t let the aftermath of an accident overwhelm you. We’re…

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7 Common Legal Pitfalls for Small Businesses

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Legal issues can be distracting and expensive for business owners. Typically, legal pitfalls put most entrepreneurs in an awkward position, especially when you have zero legal background. If you make a mistake, it can have legal consequences for your business and possibly lead to financial losses. It’s important to understand some of the potential legal…

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Knowledge of Construction Law Can Be a Huge Benefit to Your Business

When you’re caught up in a situation involving construction defects or construction disputes, having a sound understanding of construction law is important. Many parties can be involved in a construction dispute, and it is essential that they all have a working knowledge and understanding of construction law. If you own a high-value home, warehouse, storefront or…

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Georgia: New Sales Tax Compliance Requirements for Online Retailers

Georgia will require online retailers to file sales tax compliance returns beginning January 1, 2019, if their annual Georgia revenues exceed $250,000 or if they have more than 200 separate retail transactions within the state per calendar year. As an alternative to collecting Georgia sales tax from its customers and filing sales tax compliance returns,…

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Human Resource Management for Newbies (A Mini Guide)

As a small business owner, you may not have an HR department. That’s not a problem, per se… But it does mean you occasionally need to wear the HR manager hat—among the many others you already wear. With that in mind, let’s review the basics of human resource management—simplified so even an HR newbie can…

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