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Kelly Borth: How a trademark can build product differentiation
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

An attorney who specializes in trademark law can best guide you on securing a trademark or you can go to the aforementioned website and manage the registration process yourself. The good news is it as long as there are not any complications, ...more »

Experts Weigh In on Outside Groups' Pro-Gingrich Spots
New York Times (blog)January 1, 2012

Nevertheless, any ad featuring a candidate for federal office so close to an election would fall under what the election commission calls “electioneering communications.” But a quirk in the law means that the agency does not consider caucuses like ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Contesting FCPA, CVS Caremark, Tata Motors: Compliance
BusinessWeekJanuary 13, 2012

The 1977 law bars companies or individuals regulated or based in the US from paying bribes to foreign officials to win business. Foreign companies and nationals also can be prosecuted if their corrupt acts were committed in the US Japan's central bank ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Keane's Legal Claimant Services Division Adds Estate Litigation Experts
MarketWatch (press release)January 4, 2012

NEW YORK, Jan 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Keane, the country's only comprehensive provider of unclaimed property consulting, unclaimed property reporting, and communication solutions, today announced that it is expanding its Legal Claimant Services ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Economy, government shakeup, bath salts dominated local news in 2011
Mansfield News JournalJanuary 1, 2012

The planning commission -- facing something that seemed very unlike the average construction project -- tabled acting on the site plan. Attorney Jon Burton, representing the Texas company, notified the city the Ohio Department of Natural Resources had ...more »

Living Trusts
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Senior Community Bulletin
Winter Park/Maitland ObserverJanuary 4, 2012

Mary Mulcahy will present a program on Wills, Living Wills & Trusts. Visit our website at or call 407-677-0446. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join. Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series at the Orlando Public Library, ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Get in shape financially in 2012
Montreal GazetteJanuary 3, 2012

1, and keep the printouts together in a special folder with copies of any other financial statements – your employer's pension and benefit statement, insurance policies, Quebec/Canada Pension Plan statements and your will and power of attorney...more »

Estate Administration
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Executor's job 'big and thankless'
Calgary HeraldJanuary 2, 2012

Accounts are a detailed statement of all of the money collected and paid out during estate administration. Each beneficiary was asked to approve the accounts before the money would be sent out. Some of them dragged their heels. ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Starting Jan. 1, state workers, families to pay more for medical care
Madison.comJanuary 1, 2012

... insurance services administrator for the state Department of Employee Trust Funds. The changes are part of a 5 percent reduction in the state health insurance system required under Act 10, the so-called budget repair bill that set off weeks of mass ...more »

Craft work feeds the soul, fills a need
GoErie.comJanuary 8, 2012

The hands at work were those of her three grandchildren, son and daughter-in-law. "Something about handmade gifts always seems to touch me," said Diane Shrout, 57. "I'm a crafter myself, so I know the time that goes into it." She said she'll cherish ...more »


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