Play-Doh recently received approval for its trademark on the Play-Doh scent, a distinctive smell that brings back childhood memories for many of us. If any competitors produce a modeling clay that smells too much like Play-Doh, they could be putting themselves at risk for a lawsuit. That scent now has the full protection of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
As your company grows, the time will arrive when you need to consider the next step for the company. This could mean expanding your company to a new location. One of the first decisions you must consider is the demand you seek to fill in your target market and how you want to structure your expansion. When considering the structure, you want to consider if it would make the most sense to have a branch or a subsidiary. To make this determination, we must consider what would be the differences between the two.
In the age of the internet, the world is at your fingertips. Business transactions can cross thousands of miles in a matter of seconds when using online platforms. For nonprofit organizations who take advantage of this connectivity, the opportunities for growth are endless.
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On May 25th, 2018, a new law concerning privacy and data protection will come into effect in the European Union. The Guardian calls it the “biggest personal data shake-up since 1995.” The GDPR updates the 1995 European Union Data Protection Directive to apply to the advances in technology that many consumers rely on today. Overall, the legislation requires companies to adopt greater transparency when handling individual data. It also transfers much of the decision-making power from the companies to the consumers.
You began your organization with a mission. You provide services or aid to a target population. Whatever your charitable purpose, you are driven by a desire to see change. After establishing your organization, ensuring governmental compliance, building a network of sustainable donations, and seeing your work create change in your community, what’s next?
Your organization may be ready to grow internationally. This ambitious goal requires preparation. Here are five keys to expanding your non-profit abroad.
On December 20, 2017, the U.S. Congress passed one of the most significant overhauls of the U.S. tax code in more than forty years. The tax reform act (formerly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or the “Act”) has far reaching effects on businesses in the U.S. as well as those abroad. We will highlight ten key areas of the new law and its effect on your U.S. based business.
If you have recently started a business or are in the process of growing it, it is likely that you are looking for additional businesses and organizations in which to work with and from which to purchase goods. With over 300,000 wholesale distributors in the United States, the question arises, “Where are the best places to look for additional business?”
There is a serious confidence that comes from having sound legal counsel for your business legal matters. This piece of mind cannot be replaced.
Three main reasons legal counsel will always outperform online templates are as follows:
Bringing aboard new employees? When considering which employment contracts would work best for your business, consider what an employment contract is and how your business can benefit from it? An employment contract is an agreement between employer and employee setting forth the terms of employment. An employment contract may be written, oral, or implied. There are four types of contracts that fit into these three categories. Businesses can offer At-Will Employment Contracts, Written Employment Contracts, Oral Employment Contracts, or Implied Employment Contracts.
Email phishing has become a widespread problem throughout the cyber world. Almost everyone is vulnerable to phishing. Phishing occurs when a fraudulent email appears to originate from a legitimate business. The business is usually a well-known organization that a person regularly conducts business with such as a financial institution, internet provider, or any other similar organizations. There is usually a link in the email that directs you to another website that is a sham. These sites will ask for personal information about you to allegedly verify your identity but in reality they are deceiving you into divulging this information so that they may commit identity theft.