Name Changes. Legal news and articles for May 17 - 26, 2017

Mom loses lawsuit against school that secretly gave her son 'transgender' treatmentUber walks away from Otto trademarkThis 17-Year-Old Wanted A Name Change. They May End Up Changing Gender Laws Instead.What's in a Name (and Gender Marker)?Parent company of DeVry University changes its nameSyrians Change their Names to Obtain the Turkish NationalityBirth certificate changes rise following Real ID ActGwinnett Braves plan to change team name for 2018 season, ask for fans help in naming contestUNH School of Law graduates celebrate diversity, acceptanceEXCLUSIVE: Crutcher family vows 'to be part of the change that all of America wants to see'Name changes and Ohio's legal systemPhillip Tutor: Susie Stringfellow's legacy -- a name, and moreFriends grieve death of transgender man who petitioned for name changeRecovery program changes livesOnline Survey Suggests Not Changing Names of Charlottesville Parks

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5 Reasons That Companies Change Their Name When Expanding Abroad
TG Daily (blog)May 2, 2017

All companies must jump through legal hoops to ensure that their chosen name is not trademarked by another business or product in their home country. However, as many businesses learn when expanding internationally, a name that is unique and legal at ...more »

REAL ID documentation can be submitted May 15
The StateMay 1, 2017

Documents supporting a legal name change, such as a marriage license, divorce decree or court order. A valid passport can be submitted instead of these name-change documents. You do not have to submit this documentation if your license, beginner's ...more »

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Mom loses lawsuit against school that secretly gave her son 'transgender' treatment
LifesiteMay 26, 2017

But the school countered that the boy was “emancipated” from his mother because he had been living on his own, and was therefore legally able to make his own medical decisions. The 15-year-old had previously moved in with his father — with the mother ...more »

Uber walks away from Otto trademark
Ars TechnicaMay 26, 2017

Otto also informed the California Department of Motor Vehicles that it would be changing its name. Clearpath's Otto Motors division, meanwhile, confirmed to Forbes that it will keep calling itself Otto. Uber is retaining the legal name "Ottomotto LLC ...more »

This 17-Year-Old Wanted A Name Change. They May End Up Changing Gender Laws Instead.
BuzzFeed NewsMay 25, 2017

Late last year, Star Hagen-Esquerra began thinking it was time for a legal name change. Star had been going by that name for two years, since coming out at age 15 to friends and family as nonbinary — identifying as neither a woman nor man and choosing ...more »

What's in a Name (and Gender Marker)?
pride source.comMay 24, 2017

At the age of 18, Jazz McGinnis embarked on a journey. As a transgender man, this was neither his physical nor emotional journey - it was a legal one: McGinnis wanted to change his name. "Jazz" reflected his authentic self, and he sought to obtain ...more »

Parent company of DeVry University changes its name
Chicago TribuneMay 24, 2017

The company maintains, however, that the legal troubles had nothing to do with the name change. Instead, it was prompted by its broadened "education offerings and geographic reach," said Ernie Gibble, spokesman for Adtalem. "The previous name really ...more »

Syrians Change their Names to Obtain the Turkish Nationality
Enab BaladiMay 22, 2017

“In an interview on granting the Turkish nationality, the officer asked me to change my nickname because it wasn't Turkish. I tried to hold on to my opinion as ...more »

Birth certificate changes rise following Real ID Act
Farmington Daily TimesMay 22, 2017

People are also switching their first and middle names if they have been using their middle name as their first name. Those seeking to change their married name to their maiden name can provide the MVD documentation of the legal marriage when they ...more »

Gwinnett Braves plan to change team name for 2018 season, ask for fans help in naming contest
Gwinnettdailypost.comMay 21, 2017

The G-Braves apparel will disappear from the team store as well, replaced by hats, shirts and other items with the new team name. That change will offer a nice initial spike in sales of team gear, but Johnson stressed that had nothing to do with the ...more »

UNH School of Law graduates celebrate diversity, acceptance
Concord MonitorMay 21, 2017

Angelika Wilkerson of Keene receives her hood for her juris doctor degree during the University of New Hampshire School of Law commencement ceremony took place at White Park in Concord on Saturday, May 20, 2017. (ELIZABETH .... Speakers at the hour ...more »

EXCLUSIVE: Crutcher family vows 'to be part of the change that all of America wants to see'
Tulsa WorldMay 21, 2017

Now, they are channeling their grief into seeking law enforcement and cultural reforms. Crutcher ... We want for Terence Crutcher's name to invoke change, to bridge the fear and the mistrust that we're dealing with in the city right now,” Tiffany ...more »

Name changes and Ohio's legal system
Ironton TribuneMay 20, 2017

Ohio Revised Code 2717.01 provides for name changes. Under that section, a person may apply to the probate court of the county in which they are residing, and must have resided in that county for at least one year. The change of name can be to anything ...more »

Phillip Tutor: Susie Stringfellow's legacy -- a name, and more
Anniston StarMay 18, 2017

The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama owns the Stringfellow property, and the lease prevents RMC from making certain alterations such as changing the name — which RMC CEO Louis Bass says isn't in the works. The legal name hasn't changed ...more »

Friends grieve death of transgender man who petitioned for name change
The Augusta ChronicleMay 18, 2017

Feldhaus, 25, was one of two transgender men whose petitions to change their legal names were denied by Superior Court Judge David Roper. Roper said their name choices were misleading or offensive, but in January the Court of Appeals of Georgia ruled ...more »

Recovery program changes lives
Athens Daily ReviewMay 18, 2017

Executive Director Craig Gutermuth explains, “We are not changing our name. We created a DBA (doing business as), Men's Life Recovery Center. We are still the same facility. Our legal name is Lila Lane Outreach.” Gutermuth said the purpose of the DBA ...more »

Online Survey Suggests Not Changing Names of Charlottesville Parks
NBC 29 NewsMay 17, 2017

While legal proceedings could hold up the removal of the General Robert E. Lee statue, picking a new name for Lee Park could happen much more quickly. The city got thousands of submissions in an online survey where people could recommend a new ...more »

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