Trademarks: 5 Things You Need to Know About Registering Your Logo or Slogan  

  What Is a Trademark? Your logo or slogan represents your business and needs protection before being unveiled to the public. Once your logo appears on labels or packaging, it is considered a trademark. A distinctive word, slogan, or logo that connects the product to its creator trademark is a mark of trade. A trademark […]

Three Common Problems In Business Contract Disputes and How to Avoid Them

Contract Disputes Having a dispute with a family member or friend is never fun. When disputes over contracts occur In business, it is not only inconvenient, it can be potentially costly. In business, the practice of creating legally binding agreements is a large part of running any business. Purchasing goods, selling goods, and partnering with […]

Buying a Business: Your Due Diligence Checklist

Buying a Business Buying a business is a huge decision which requires careful analysis. Even with the many advantages purchasing an existing business offers, it is a venture that should not be entered into lightly. An existing business offers established relationships with regular customers and suppliers. While these established relationships make the business less challenging […]

What is the Purpose of Corporate Governance? What are its Benefits?

What is Corporate Governance? Informally, corporate governance is gathering a group of smart, accomplished people around a board table to make right decisions on behalf of the company and its stakeholders. Formally, Corporate governance facilitates effective management that can deliver long-term success to a company and is the mechanisms, processes, and relations by which companies […]

The Importance of Non-Compete Agreements and How They Can Protect Your Business

Non-compete Agreements in Business Protect your business by having Paul J. Burkhart create a business agreement that covers all bases and will stand up in a court of law to minimize the chance of encountering any problems with former employees down the road. What is a Non-Compete Agreement? A non-compete agreement is created to protect […]

Fixing the Sample Music Industry: A Proposal for a Sample Compulsory License

The law of sampling needs a drastic overhaul to fix its present issues. Click here to read a proposal for a sample compulsory license  

Divorce and How Hiring an Experienced Attorney Can Help You Navigate the Process

Divorce Divorce, or the dissolution of marriage, is the termination of marriage and cancels or reorganizes the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage. Dissolution requires a legal process to work through the issues Dissolution brings; Alimony, child custody, child visitation, parenting time, child support, distribution of property and domestic support. When couples say, ‘I do,’ […]

Business Disputes: Commercial and Business Litigation 

Litigation Defined: ‘Litigation covers the process of bringing and pursuing, or defending a lawsuit, and encompasses the entire procedure. A lawsuit is a case or controversy authorized by law, to be decided in a court of justice, brought by a person(s) or entity/entities against another person or entity for the purpose of enforcing a right […]

Intellectual Property Litigation and Laws – What an Inventor or Designer Needs to Know to Protect Their Ideas

Intellectual Property Litigation and Laws – What an Inventor or Designer Needs to Know to Protect Their Ideas What is Intellectual Property Litigation? Intellectual property litigation is a vast body of federal and state laws used for securing and enforcing legal rights. They protect creative property such as music, paintings, drawings, film, photography, inventions, and […]

Florida’s Marchman Act

Hal S. Marchman and the Marchman Act The Marchman Act is a law, specific to Florida, also known as The Marchman Alcohol and Other Drug Services Act of 1993 which provides an individual with needed substance abuse services and voluntary or involuntary assessment and treatment for a person abusing alcohol or drugs. Until 1993, Florida […]