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Calling Someone a Drunkard Is Libel – Unless It’s True

Making public statements —written or verbal—about someone’s professional or personal conduct is risky business. I wrote about some of the dangers in a recent post. The news media know the law. They must have facts to back up reports about a person’s conduct, performance, competency, health, or morals, so they work to avoid rank speculation and rumor. But today, the risk goes beyond the traditional news media. With the internet, everyone has an available printing […]

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Trademark Searches: A Cost Saving Measure Often Ignored – Part 2

When companies set out to establish a new brand for their company, they often skip one important step: the trademark search. This may save a little money in the short-term… only to cause much larger expenses and problems in the long-term. In my previous blog post, I discussed why trademark searches are so important. Here I’ll talk about how to budget for your search. Budget Considerations and Types of Searches When creating a new brand, […]

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Giselle Speaks: ATP University and Palm Beach State College

Giselle Carson was honored to speak at the ATP University in Miami. The ATP University provides an opportunity for ATP top world-ranked tennis players to learn about important topics facing their careers. Gisellespoke to the participants about visas and immigration. She was also honored to speak this month to the Palm Beach State College on I-9 and immigration compliance.

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Planning for Potential Future Diminished Capacity

In the United States, roughly 13% of the total population (or 40 million people) are 65 or older. Of these, about 30% have some form of cognitive disability. Further, about 39% of individuals 85 years and older are so afflicted. Luckily, with the help of your attorney and a little planning for the future, there are legal steps that can be implemented to provide family members the ability to maintain critical aspects of their loved […]

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Trademark Searches: A Cost Saving Measure Often Ignored – Part 1

Businesses often overlook a simple but critical step in establishing a new brand for a company, product, or service: a trademark search. The first step in a trademark strategy for the adoption and protection of a new word or design mark should be the search process. Often, clients do not budget for a trademark search or ask for a scaled-down search process to save money. In today’s business environment, the value of establishing a strong […]

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Trade Secret Exemption from Public Records Unchanged

In an earlier post, I discussed public records legislation that would have removed the trade secrets exemption for businesses contracting with state agencies. But HB 459 died in the process during the 2018 session that ended in March, along with three other pieces of legislation related to this issue: HB-461, SB-958, and SB-956. So, the law remains that certain public records are exempt from public disclosure if they contain trade secrets. The genesis of at […]

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