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Do I need to register for trademark protection?

Trademarks are visual symbols or words that are used to represent a company and the services or goods it offers. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes a trademark as a "word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof," that marks businesses' goods as unique to them and distinguishable from competitors.

Is a contractual arbitration clause bullet proof in all instances?

One lawmaker is at the forefront of debate and legislative action relevant to recommended limits on -- in fact, outright invalidation of -- arbitration clauses between consumers and financial institutions in some instances.

Is there about to be a deluge of LLC reclassifications?

A time-honored discussion engaged in by commercial entrepreneurs and fledgling business principals in Ohio and nationally centers on entity formation, with exacting attention focused upon the perceived advantages and drawbacks of assuming any particular business form.

Regulatory compliance: always a core, broad-based business concern

Business principals of every realm in Ohio and elsewhere across the United States deal with a vast array of challenges as they operate their enterprises, ranging from formation choices and myriad employee-related concerns to competitors' inroads, contractual disputes and involvement in litigation.

Yes, contractors have rights when government makes demands

When the Constitution's Fourth Amendment comes to the fore in a legal matter, it most typically pertains to state action by police or other enforcement bodies that is allegedly unlawful for constituting an unreasonable search and seizure in a criminal law context.

Regulatory compliance spotlighted in health care settlement

In seeking to identify business costs and risks, and to subsequently mitigate them to the fullest extent possible to ensure continued viability and profit, companies in Ohio and nationally basically conduct nonstop due diligence and brainstorming.

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