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COVID-19 LIABILITY WAIVERS

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As we are nearing the holiday session, there is no clear date for businesses and activities to fully reopen across the United States and California. More and more attention has been given to what protections businesses have from COVID-19 related lawsuits. Many businesses find it a necessity to reopen during this time of uncertainty in…

202008.04
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BEST PRACTICES TO PROTECT YOUR TRADEMARK

Ferrari is notoriously protective of anything and everything that bears even a remote connection to the Ferrari brand and has, along the years, earned a reputation for being quick to fire cease and desists and even lawsuits against anyone who dares infringe their trademark. Ferrari has held the trademark for the shape of the 250…

202002.21
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Could This Be Your Business?

By Kelly Bagla, Esq. Margaret Thatcher once famously said, “If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” The number of female founders and owners of businesses has increased dramatically in recent years, and the impact of businesses with women at the helm is significant in terms of…

202002.21
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Fall In Love With Your Business

By Kelly Bagla, Esq. With each new year, entrepreneurs look to turn their vision into a business. These startups are often overflowing with tremendous ideas, energy and optimism, but don’t always have a roadmap for the legal aspects involved in starting a business. In the flurry of drumming up new customers, getting ready for a…

202002.21
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New California Law Affecting Independent Contractors And Freelancers

By Kelly Bagla, Esq. California has done it again, making it even harder for independent contractors and freelancers to make a living in the State of California. Last year the California Supreme Court announced a demanding three-part test hiring companies must meet to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees. On September 18, 2019,…

202002.21
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Trademarks – What’s in a name?

By Kelly Bagla, Esq. Intellectual property law impacts every business, whether you know it or not. For example, the moment a name is used in relation to your business, your goods or services, certain trademark rights are created. Similarly, as soon as your website or other promotional materials are created, certain copyright rights arise. By…

201910.01
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Trick Or Treat? Scary Government Regulations Every Business Must Know

By Kelly Bagla, Esq. No matter what type of business you run, you must comply with federal, state and local statues and regulations administered by legislative bodies and carried out by regulatory agencies. Some regulations impact the way in which businesses report income and pay taxes, others regulate how they dispose of their excess materials…