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Yearly Archives from 2018

Preventing Counterfeit Trademarks – Part 5: Fight Internet Sales

The internet makes it easier than ever for counterfeiters to promote their wares around the world. They don’t have to operate a brick-and-mortar storefront or even appear anywhere physically. Instead, they can hide behind the anonymity that the net provides. Fortunately for trademark owners, the internet can also be a powerful tool in fighting counterfeit trademarks, and many of the remedies it provides can be used in conjunction with and even support civil litigation or […]

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The Kiddie Tax: Think Twice Before Making Gifts

Co–authored by Kristine M. Scott, Estate Planning Associate Whether it’s to start your kids’ portfolio early, or provide income to students already in college, parents and grandparents make gifts to their children and grandchildren more than you may think. And if those children are under the age of 18, or over 18 but still considered a dependent, you should be aware of the “kiddie tax.” What happens when the child receives interest, dividends, or capital gains (“unearned income”) […]

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Giselle Carson & Leadership Florida

Celebrating Florida, the Gulf Coast Region, and the Ringling with Giselle’s Leadership Florida classmates!

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Guides for Managing Someone Else’s Money

Co-authored by Sharon L. Palmer, ACP, FRP Being named to take care of someone else’s money – whether as a trustee of a trust, as a court appointed guardian, or as an agent under someone’s durable power of attorney – can be a tremendous responsibility. It’s easy for the person assigned to that task to become confused about their duties, responsibilities, and the legal requirements that come along with that task. If one adds all that to the actual […]

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Accused of Trademark Infringement: Do You Have Insurance?

As more businesses use the internet to advertise their goods and services, more business owners are discovering copyright and trademark infringement issues that impact their businesses.  People duplicate photos, logos, portions of books, manuals, and websites that they find on the Internet – but they don’t obtain permission from the original owner of the copyrighted work or trademark. Since business owners are increasingly beginning to understand the value of protecting their trademarks and obtaining copyright […]

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Podcast Interview: The Immigration Lawyers Podcast

We’re excited to share Giselle’s podcast interview with John Khosravi on his show “The Immigration Lawyers Podcast”, covering issues of work-life balance, H-1B updates, and the invisible wall. Listen now.

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