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Questions to Help You Build a Trademark Application Strategy

Thinking about filing a trademark application for your business’s logo or name? Do you have a strategy for success? Or is your plan to slap together an application and pray for success?  If you want to be successful in obtaining a trademark registration, it usually takes some careful thinking to develop a good strategy.   Consider some of these factors prior to completing a trademark application: What is the basis for the trademark application? In other […]

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Can Physical Examination and Attestation Be Delegated to Others for Remote Hires?

This is the sixth post in a series celebrating the publication of my new book: I-9 Verification Employment eGuide for HR professionals. This book is a free guide that covers everything busy HR pros need to know to avoid common issues throughout the I-9 verification process. These blog posts detail the first chapter of the book, “Top 10 Questions from Employers About I-9s.” So far, I have covered: 6 of the Top I-9 Mistakes That […]

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Yes, There Really Is a Trademark Battle over “Kentucky” Going On

You probably intuitively know that state names are closely intertwined with the universities and athletic teams that reside within them. It is also understandable that the state itself (the government) might want to use the state name for branding efforts. Because of this, one might assume that the overlap of marks is a given — and that both parties would approach it with generosity. Yet it seems that the University of Kentucky has taken a […]

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Is Pre-Population of Section 1 Allowed for Form I-9?

Welcome to the fifth post in a series celebrating the publication of my new book: I-9 Verification Employment eGuide for HR professionals. This book is a free guide that covers everything busy HR pros need to know to avoid common issues throughout the I-9 verification process. These blog posts cover the first chapter of the book, “Top 10 Questions from Employers About I-9s.” So far, I have covered: 6 of the Top I-9 Mistakes That […]

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What Retention Requirements Exist for the Form I-9?

Welcome to my fourth in a series of posts promoting the publication of my new book: I-9 Verification Employment eGuide for HR professionals. This free guide covers everything that busy HR pros need to know to walk them through the I-9 verification process without running afoul of common problems. These blog posts are covering the first chapter of the book, “Top 10 Questions from Employers About I-9s.” So far, I have covered: 6 of the […]

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Checklist: What to Do When You Receive a Cease-and-Desist Letter

You just received a cease-and-desist letter from a law firm in New York accusing you of trademark and copyright infringement. Your anxiety spikes. What do you do?  Consult this checklist of nine steps you should take to protect your business and personal assets: In spite of any inconvenience or how you may feel, do not ignore the cease-and-desist letter.   Do not throw the cease-and-desist letter away. Read the letter thoroughly. Make sure you understand what […]

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