WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER LEGAL ACTION AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

It might be difficult to negotiate with an insurance provider after being involved in a car accident. Taking legal action may sound extreme, but considering the risk of handling a car accident claim on your own, especially after a serious injury, is stressful. After a car accident, having an experienced attorney deal with the jumble of insurance claims and injury settlements can relieve a lot of stress. Simply ensure that you pick a lawyer who has a thorough understanding of the law and the ability to negotiate in the client’s…

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What Can a Workers Comp Attorney Do for You?

Accidents in the workplace can be fairly common, from slips, trips and falls to broken bones, stress injuries and more. If you have been injured on the job, either due to one incident or after years of repetitive work that have led to a strain injury, a workers’ compensation attorney can help you recover compensation for your injuries including any lost wages and medical bills. Royalty-free image Workers’ Compensation Laws An attorney such as Munley Law Scranton PA workers compensation attorney can help you navigate the workers’ compensation laws for…

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Mis-Classification of Employees As Independent Contractors and Wage Theft

There are very strict laws put into place for the protection of employees from certain questionable practices done by employers. Most of these laws are stated in the Fair Labor and Standards Act, which although passed in the 1930s, has been frequently updated. Unfortunately, many employers in the United States are constantly trying to find ways around these laws. One common way employers try to evade employment laws is by mis-representing employees as independent contractors. Independent contractors are paid less than permanent employees, and so employers can pay them according…

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How to Trademark a Slogan

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) says that your trademark will protect your symbols and words from those of other manufacturers or sellers and that they denote your service or product’s source if it meets certain criteria. So, if you want to trademark a slogan you will have to follow the USPTO guidelines and demonstrate that the slogan is used specifically by you or your company and that is not used by anyone else. Here are the steps you should take to trademark your slogan: 1. Get familiar…

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How to Trademark a Name or Logo

The best way to protect your trademark, whether it is a word, logo, acronym or slogan, is by UK trademark registration. Trademark registration also protects the reputation and investment attached to your trademark. When filing a UK trademark application at the UK Intellectual Property Office, you must make a number of important decisions, including: – What version of the trademark should you apply for? Should you file for a word Mark, a Logo or a combination of the two? Should strap lines or slogans be included? Should a Logo be…

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Recent Amendments In Trade Mark Rules India

The Trademark Rules, 2002 have been amended and Trade Mark (Amended) Rules, 2010 have come into force with effect from May 20, 2010. The major change is amendment in Fourth Schedule of the TradeMark Rules i.e. adoption of all 45 international classes. Earlier international classes 43, 44 and 45 were merged in class 42 in India, but from May 20, 2010 separate application has to be filed for services covered under International class 43, 44, 45. Another change in insertion of proviso to Rule 62(3), that provides for issuance of…

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Fighting a Speeding Ticket in New York

One can fight a speeding ticket. If you have have been ticketed, you must first read carefully the information at the back of your ticket. You also must respond to the ticket with an answer (pay the fine, enter a plea) within a certain amount of time or face a suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. This information should be available on the ticket. You can respond to their ticket either online, by mail, phone, or in person at the DMV. If you do not believe you were speeding…

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Criminal Background Check Possible With The Internet

If you have a gym instructor who makes you feel uncomfortable or a colleague who keeps an eye on you or perhaps a new neighbour whose acts are rather unbecoming, what would you do? Instead of just making your own judgments and wallowing in worries, digging through Ohio Criminal Records will give you the right answers you need. This information contains relevant details you can use to find out more about someone from this State. In its legal sense, criminal is defined as involving or being or having the nature…

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The Duration of Copyright Explained

Could copyright get any more complicated? There are so many factors that play into the laws governing each work, and determining the duration of copyright is no exception. As a general rule for countries who are signatories of the Bern Convention (over 100 countries are members of this convention), the minimum duration of copyright is 50 years after the death of the author. Some countries, however, have chosen to increase this to 70 years after the death of the author. Although there is a general rule of thumb, copyright duration…

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How to Choose Your Criminal Defense Attorney

The legal process can be tricky for those who aren’t familiar with it – chances are, if you’re accused of a crime you’re going to need a bit of help. A great criminal defense attorney knows the system and has experience with your type of case, and has probably been practicing law in your area for quite awhile. Research is Key The key to success in finding a great attorney is figuring out their background and experience. The Bar Association in your area will have a listing of attorney according…

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