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SHOULD YOUR BUSINESS CONSIDER BECOMING A BENEFIT CORPORATION?

March 8, 2017

In 2010, Maryland became the first state to authorize benefit corporations. Since then, thirty-one states, including California, have passed benefit corporation laws, making it the most successful social purpose entity in terms of its widespread acceptance amongst companies and legislatures. … Continue reading CONTINUE READING

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2017 TRADEMARK FEE CHANGES

December 30, 2016

Effective January 14th, 2017, the USPTO will be implementing fee changes to their paper and electronic filing systems. The full list of changes can be found by clicking HERE. Additionally, below we have highlighted the changes that most effect those … Continue reading CONTINUE READING

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UPDATE: Federal Judge Blocks New Overtime Law

November 29, 2016

Last week, a Texas federal judge halted the implementation of a federal overtime rule, which would have substantially increased the federal salary threshold for overtime pay exemptions. The Texas court granted a national injunction – which is a legal term … Continue reading CONTINUE READING

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WHAT MAKES A FRANCHISE?

November 11, 2016

If you are a business owner with multiple locations or you’re looking to expand your current operation to new locations, it is important to know if you’re considered a franchise or not. It does not matter what label the parties … Continue reading CONTINUE READING

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THE UNPREDICTABLE IMPLICATIONS OF CALIFORNIA’S MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

August 22, 2016

By 2023, California’s minimum wage will reach $15.00 an hour, making it the highest minimum wage in the country. While the benefits and burdens of this increase are mostly speculative, the empirical examples of wage increases in West Coast cities … Continue reading CONTINUE READING

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CALIFORNIA: IDEAL FOR BUSINESS INCORPORATION DESPITE CRITICS’ OPINIONS

August 10, 2016

According to critics, California is one of America’s worst states for business incorporation due to its economy, tax system, and highly regulated environment. Just this past month, in the CNBC’s 2016 ranking of all 50 states according to “60 measures … Continue reading CONTINUE READING

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DISPARAGING TRADEMARKS: The case of “in re Tam” and its current impact

June 13, 2016

This year’s Supreme Court docket could mean a great deal to trademark attorneys—and the National Football League team, Washington Redskins. In re Tam is currently pending before the Supreme Court, and this case addresses the constitutionality of a part of … Continue reading CONTINUE READING

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REVOCABLE TRANSFER ON DEATH DEEDS

May 26, 2016

On January 1, 2016, a new California law went into effect that authorizes the use of a transfer on death deed (“TOD deed”) to allow an owner of certain types of real property to transfer that property to a named … Continue reading CONTINUE READING

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THE DIY EPIDEMIC

February 18, 2016

There is no doubt that the rapid advancement in technology over the last thirty years has been for the better. We have access to all the world’s information with the click of a button, and can do things our ancestors … Continue reading CONTINUE READING

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THE DIGITAL ASSET

December 16, 2015

Well, we made it through October 21, 2015 without seeing flying cars whizzing through the air, and your child has not quite ditched the neighborhood skate park to ride hover boards. With 2016 nearly upon us and being one of … Continue reading CONTINUE READING

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