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Artist sues Ariana Grande for copyright infringement

Pop star Ariana Grande is being sued for copyright infringement. According to the Associated Press, artist Vladmir Kush alleges images from her “God is a Woman” video are nearly identical to two of his paintings. The image in question is a…

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BIC accuses companies of trademark infringement

BIC Corp. has sued several Chinese companies for allegedly manufacturing counterfeit lighters. The lighter company is also going after their U.S. based distributors. Counterfeiters are using the BIC trademark BIC Vice President Steve Burkhart claims the companies are trying to get…

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Entering into a business partnership? 3 things to think about

Partnerships can be a wonderful business venture. There is a great advantage in being able to pool the talents, resources and finances of multiple people into one business. However, there are a variety of factors you need to consider…

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Your Loved Ones In Nursing Homes Deserve Protection From Harm

It has been said that youth is wasted on the young. Just because someone ages, does not mean that their lives are any less important than those of younger generations; in fact, their golden years should be cherished for…

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The Importance Of Coordination In Trademarks And Branding

Trademarks are useful for businesses looking to distinguish what they provide from the goods or services provided by competitors. Some businesses are likely to benefit from their trademarks more than others, but any business making the decision to define…

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Increased Risk of Stroke from Chiropractic Neck Adjustments

Scientific evidence supports that chiropractic manipulative therapy (CMT) of the neck may lead to stroke. When a chiropractor rotates the neck, this movement places pressure on the vertebral arteries that run through the neck and supply blood to the…

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Non-Compete Agreements And Intellectual Property

Business owners face unique challenges when it comes to protecting trade secrets or proprietary information. Employees often need access to information that would be damaging if it got into the hands of a competitor. If those employees leave, they…

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The Michigan Supreme Court Can’t Decide Whether It Is Proper For An Attorney To Write Himself Into His Client’s Will

The Michigan Supreme Court on June 21, 2018 issued their much-anticipated opinion in the case of In re Mardigian Estate. In that case attorney Mark Papazian prepared a trust amendment and corresponding will for his client and friend Robert…

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Whistleblower Allowed to Proceed with Her Federal False Claims Qui Tam Case Against Home Health Agency

On June 11, 2018, The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in United States ex rel. Marjorie Prather v Brookdale Senior Living Communities, Inc., et al, issued a favorable ruling for Prather, the relator, in a claim brought pursuant to the…

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The Next Generation Of Business Owners

For some people, the dream to run their own business starts early. Others find their way to entrepreneurship after an unsatisfactory stint as an employee. Whatever drives them there, new business owners are often hopeful and enthusiastic about the…

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