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Entrepreneurs need to start the succession process

It’s every entrepreneur’s dream to start a successful business and possibly pass their company onto the next generation. However, it’s not as easy as stating who inherits your business when you retire. Every company needs a succession plan for the…

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Dissolve a partnership without ruining a company

Starting a business on your own is incredibly difficult. It makes sense that you would recruit a friend or associate to be a business partner – someone who will support you and wants to see your business succeed. However, partnerships…

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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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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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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 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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Trademark rights and consumer confusion

Trademarks are of vital importance when it comes to developing and maintaining a brand. Trademarks help consumers identify brands they can trust. It helps them pick and choose where to spend their time and money among a host of…

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It’s Okay To Be A CPA Providing Services In The Medical Marijuana Industry

On May 19, 2017, the Michigan State Board of Accountancy and Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – Bureau of Professional Licensing adopted guidance beneficial to CPAs. The guidance states that CPAs that are otherwise in compliance with…

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