Understanding Trademark Law Protections

What Are The Differences Between Misdemeanor And Felony DUIs?

When you are arrested for a DUI, you can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances. While most people know misdemeanors are less severe than felonies, they aren't exactly sure how they differ. Here's more information about what distinguishes felony and misdemeanor DUIs so you know what to expect. More Jail Time The primary difference between a misdemeanor and a felony DUI is that you'll spend more time in jail for a felony. Read More 

Understanding Some Facts About Applying For A Restaurant Liquor License In New York State

If you have recently decided to open a restaurant in New York state, then you may understand that alcohol sale can add up to a huge part of your overall revenue. Most restaurants typically try to make sure that alcoholic beverages equal about 30% of their revenue, and drinks are priced accordingly. While this is a good business plan, you will need to obtain a liquor license. For some people, the application, licensing, and permit process can be confusing. Read More 

Suffer From A Mental Illness? 2 Important Rights You Have & What To Do When They Are Violated

Living with mental illness can be very tough. Thankfully, there are strict laws in place that protect those who suffer from mental illness from unjust treatment in the workplace, laws that all psychiatric and psychological medical practitioners must follow to protect your privacy, and growing public awareness of mental illness due to awareness campaigns. However, as you likely know, some people choose to break laws and many everyday people still don't understand what it is like to live with mental illness and how their actions affect people who are already having a tough time keeping their peace of mind. Read More 

What To Do If You Slip And Fall On An Abandoned Property

Abandoned homes often fall into disrepair, becoming an eyesore to the neighbors. However, they can also present a hazard. If you accessed an abandoned property and hurt yourself in the process, you may have a case for damages against the property owner. Here's what you need to do to obtain compensation for your injuries. Determine If You Have a Case Before you spend time and money tracking down the person who owns the property, you need to first determine if you can bring a lawsuit against him or her. Read More 

Service Member Divorce: Will You And Your Children Still Receive Military Benefits?

Procedurally, a military divorce is just the same as a divorce between two civilians, but there are a few more details that need to be taken care of when dividing assets and assigning responsibilities. As a spouse of a military member, your family has enjoyed some of the benefits of military employment, including health insurance, retirement plans, discounts, and pensions. Will your divorce end this stream of financial helps? Here is what you need to know. Read More 

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Understanding Trademark Law Protections

Welcome, I'm Darby Church. I'd like to share my journey from retail manager to business owner using this website. My attempts to start a business of my own were complicated by the actions of an unethical party. In short, I shared too much information about my products and they were stolen before I could get the business off the ground. Luckily, I had already filed a trademark for those items, which meant they were protected by the law. I still had to hire a lawyer to help me win the case. I took the complaint to court to end the run of products from my unlawful competitor, so I could start running my business. The process enlightened me about the ins and outs of trademark law. I hope my experience can help you avoid the same pitfalls or fight for your products with help from a lawyer. Thanks for visiting.