What is a trademark?
202010.19
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What is a trademark?

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. For example, famous trademarks would include companies like Apple, Nike, McDonalds, and other popular brand names.  What is trademark infringement? Trademark infringement is the unauthorized use of a trademark or service…

Why do I need a business lawyer?
202010.16
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Why do I need a business lawyer?

Your business is like your baby. You have poured your heart, soul, and energy into the development of your business. You have nurtured it and want to see it grow and succeed. Just as a parent goes to a doctor to make sure their child is healthy, a small business owner should consult with an…

Trademark: Things You Should Know
202010.16
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Trademark: Things You Should Know

What is a trademark? A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. A service mark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than goods.  Trademarks make up much of the brand images…

What is a Patent?
202010.16
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What is a Patent?

When we usually think of property, we think of tangible objects and commodities that somebody owns. However, another form of property that is just as important is intellectual property. Intellectual property refers to the non-physical property that is the product of human intellect. This includes inventions, artistic designs, symbols, names, and images. There are three…

Liens and Levies
202010.16
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Liens and Levies

Lending money with no means or intentions to repay is a poor decision—one that conjures up the image of government agents or bank officials knocking on your door, demanding that you repay in full else they seize your belongings. While, hopefully, such a situation never becomes reality, it is important to recognize common transactions, such…

Adesa Salt Lake: Auctioneer Liability for Bad Title
202009.26
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Adesa Salt Lake: Auctioneer Liability for Bad Title

Our client bought a 2015 Lamborghini Huracan through Adesa’s auction services for $148,500.00. He drove home with Italian automotive engineering, but then the Salt Lake police knocked on his door and informed him that the Lamborghini—which he had purchased from Adesa had been stolen. Our client had two options: return the vehicle, or be prosecuted…

Patents: Everything you need to know
202009.25
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Patents: Everything you need to know

In 1790, Samuel Hopkins was issued the first patent for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer. The patent was signed by President George Washington. Since that day more than 6 million patents have been issued in the United States alone.  However, the history of patents goes back much farther than Samuel…

What Happens in Probate?
202009.17
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What Happens in Probate?

Probate is the process of transferring property upon a person’s death. When an individual writes a will, they are formalizing their intentions as to the transfer of their property and possessions at the time of death. In probate, a will is proven in a court of law and accepted as a valid public document, upon…

Contracts and Breach of Contracts
202008.07
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Contracts and Breach of Contracts

Contracts are part of our way of life. If you were one of the lucky ones, your parents gave you an allowance as a child. The allowance was likely not just given, but had to be earned through chores. In a small way, you had a contract with your parents. If you did chores, then…

What Constitutes a Breach of Contract?
202007.10
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What Constitutes a Breach of Contract?

IN WHAT AREA OF LAW DO CONTRACTS BELONG? Believe it or not, much of the law exists outside of Federal and State Statute. While there are official codes, rules and regulations that have been written into governing law, much of the law that courts will recognize are decided and adopted between two or more individuals,…