Protecting Products From Copycats
Hi there, I'm Lilly Sellis. I began creating innovative products at a young age. I sold my items to friends and family members without an issue for years. As I continued to evolve my product line, it eventually caught the attention of people in my community. I decided to protect my items with a trademark to keep the design safe from potential thieves. Unfortunately, someone still decided to copy my product almost exactly. I had to hire a business attorney to fight the copycat and retain rights to my product. The case sat in the court system for a long time due to the other party's excessive motions. Thankfully, my business attorney stuck by my side throughout the process and eventually won the case. I will provide information about this process in hopes of helping others win their cases as well. Thank you for visiting.
Social media has really taken the world by storm over the last decade or so. With employers, employees, clients and customers all having access to the same social media outlets, it can be particularly embarrassing for some when social media is misused. In terms of a corporate organization, employees may misuse social media in such a way that it not only embarrasses the company as a whole, but it puts the company at risk of legal consequences.
Planning your estate in advance is the best way to ensure that your assets are distributed as you see fit. By planning your estate in advance, you eliminate the possibility that the government will have to step in and handle the estate as they see it. Here are a couple important things to consider when planning your estate.
Get A Will Made With A Professional Attorney
Anyone that passes away without a will leaves their assets in a state of uncertainty, and there is the possibility that the assets may be dispersed by the government.
Creating a will for yourself is a smart way to ensure that your last wishes are respected by those who know you. However, it can be difficult to know what to focus on when writing such a document. Here are some things to focus on as you write your will.
Choose the Right Executor
Whomever you choose to act as the executor must be someone you trust to be fair-minded and do the right thing.
In recent years, a growing number of U.S. corporations have relocated some of their operations abroad, as they were trying to take advantage of the lower marginal tax rate in other nations. After seeing through this strategy, the federal government decided to start looking for ways to stop such companies to make sure that all players in the U.S. economy will pay for their fair share of business taxes.
If you run a company that has branches overseas, then you'll find this article interesting, as it discusses the tax benefits of transferring of individual products abroad.
The process of filing for a patent is relatively complex, but not necessarily legally complex. To apply for a patent, you must be able to:
Document your invention using detailed, accurate descriptions. Conduct research to ensure that no patents already exist on that item. Fill out the appropriate paperwork and pay the corresponding fees. You don't need a legal team or a patent attorney to accomplish these tasks, and many people have successfully filed for their own patents in the past.