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December 2019 Archives

Why isn't Disney cracking down on unauthorized Baby Yoda images?

Even many adults who don't have children are obsessed with "Baby Yoda." The star of the Disney Plus show The Mandalorian isn't even called that in the series. He's referred to only as "The Child." However, his resemblance to the iconic Star Wars character is unmistakable.

How to avoid employee lawsuits

No one starts a business expecting to eventually be mired in costly litigation. Unfortunately, too many business owners end up fighting -- and sometimes losing -- court battles than can cost them dearly in money and reputation. Many of these lawsuits, particularly those involving employees, can be avoided by simply knowing the law and making sure that all of your employees, especially those in supervisory and human resources positions, follow it.

What is 'trade dress?'

One form of intellectual property (IP) that causes considerable confusion is "trade dress." In the past, it tended to refer to the way a product was packaged and displayed when it was sold. Its label, box and point-of-sale (POS) displays unique to a product were considered its trade dress.

Improving your chances of a positive outcome after an accident

If you know anything about motor vehicle accidents, you know you will be dealing with three things: pain, inconvenience and expense. From the moment another car collides with yours, your plans for the foreseeable future go to the back burner, and your attention turns to recovering your health and getting your life back on track.

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