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10 Steps to Starting a Business

10 STEPS TO STARTING A BUSINESS Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. Here are 10 steps that may assist you to plan, prepare and manage your business. Step 1: Write … Continue reading

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Are Your Independent Contractors Really Employees?

Are Your Independent Contractors Really Employees? In order to avoid the substantial expenses incurred by employers when hiring employees, such as matching tax contributions and benefits, most employers in this era of full employment are attempting to create independent contractor … Continue reading

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A Guide to Patents

A GUIDE TO PATENTS This guide is intended to explain the “basics” of obtaining a federal patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Although Miller, Turetsky, Rule & McLennan practices intellectual property law, we limit our practice to … Continue reading

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Copyright Protection

COPYRIGHTS This guide is intended to explain the “basics” of copyright registration and protection. Ordinarily it takes three to six months to obtain a registration from the Copyright Office.  However, the Copyright Office does offer an expedited procedure for the … Continue reading

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State Trademark and Service Mark Protection

STATE TRADEMARK AND SERVICE MARK PROTECTION This article is intended to explain the “basics” of state trade and/or service mark registration and protection. TRADEMARK OR SERVICE MARK LIFE A state registration is effective for a term of five years from … Continue reading

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Limited Liability Company Attributes

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Federal Trade and Service Marks

FEDERAL TRADEMARK OR SERVICE MARK BASICS A trade or service mark is an arbitrary sign or symbol which maintains goodwill when it accompanies products or services as the case may be.  A trademark or service mark must be applied directly … Continue reading

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Tax Exempt Organizations

TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS The following is an informational guide regarding tax exempt entities.  This guide should not be interpreted as a comprehensive dissertation on tax law, it sets forth some highlights of tax exemption as well as things you should … Continue reading

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Guide to Limited Liability Companies

The following is an informational guide concerning limited liability companies (“LLC”). This guide should not be interpreted as a comprehensive dissertation on the law of LLC’s, it sets forth some highlights of things you should always remember. TREAT THE LLC … Continue reading

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Is This Your Will?

IS THIS YOUR WILL? Although I am not sure who coined the phrase “we don’t plan to fail, we fail to plan”, it is certainly a truism applicable to everything that we do. The other colloquialism which comes to mind … Continue reading

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