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Filing the paperwork to start a business in the USA is relatively easy. Future business owners have a menu of options that includes LLCs, C-corps, etc. to consider. This is a painless process most of the time. However, business owners need to know the different obligations that regulatory agencies impose when creating a legal entity. Limited Liability Corporations or LLCs The easiest way to start a business is by creating a Limited Liability Corporation or… The post LLC or C-Corp. Which is the Best to Start a Business? appeared first on Legal Business Global.…
For many creators in the USA, defending their copyrights against violators on the internet is frustrating, especially from sites abroad. However, a USA appellate court ruled against copyright violators from Russia. Certainly, some countries do not defend copyrights or other forms of intellectual property as the USA does. So this may be an encouraging news for creators. On June 26, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion on the case UGM Recordings, Inc. v. Kurbanov. In this ruling, the Court held a Russian based internet site subject to personal Jurisdiction in the…
This time we are writing this blog about something close to home. The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR), the governing body for Arizona State University (ASU), issued a federal lawsuit against the owner of the social media account “asu_covid.parties”. This individual claimed to organize “COVID parties”. The lawsuit is also against the social media platform Facebook. The account was originally created in Instagram. Facebook is Instagram’s parent company. The account had 23 posts and 970 followers before it was removed. COVID Parties What is a COVID party? Some have reported young people organizing parties without social distancing and face masks.…
Martin McCaulay saw the future coming. He suspected that the NFL franchise “Washington Redskins” will eventually replace its trademark. In 2019, McCaulay filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) dozens of trademarks applications the team may use to substitute the racially controversial name.  He filed for “Washington Pigskins,” “Washington Bravehearts”, “Washington Monuments,” and more. Offensive and racist brands are on their way out, even as the Supreme Court expanded the limits of free speech in trademark registrations.  We wrote a blog about this topic before. Companies are rebranding products such as Aunt Jemima and Land O
The war against fakes or counterfeit merchandise is getting real and deep. We already blogged about it. On our June 26th piece, we explained the recent actions taken by Amazon to block third party counterfeits or fake products on its platform, prompted by the passage of a new bill at the US House of Representatives. The name of the bill is Shop Safe Act. This bill it is not the law of the land yet……
This year has been one of protests and indignation for the number of deaths of black individuals by police forces across the USA.  The Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations against police brutality sparked also introspection into all forms of racism, not only the racism that hurts or kills. Some companies started to revise their hiring policies. Others were called out for their lack of black and brown representation in leadership positions. This long-overdue introspection……