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Foreign U.S. Trademark Applicants Now Need a Licensed U.S. Attorney

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) now requires foreign trademark filers to be represented by licensed U.S. attorneys—a... View Article
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New Connecticut Budget Brings Significant Business Changes

More than 100 new laws went into effect in Connecticut on July 1, creating significant tax changes for state businesses,... View Article
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Online Business Registration: North Dakota is Up and Running

It’s been a long time coming, but North Dakota’s new online business and licensing system, FirstStop, is now available for... View Article
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Illinois Phases Out Its Franchise Tax

When you read the words “franchise tax,” you probably think about business franchises like McDonald’s and Subway. But in reality,... View Article
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New Hiring Laws Across the US – Is Your Business Affected?

Whether you have a full HR department or do all the hiring yourself, it can be tough to stay on... View Article
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More US Data Privacy Laws—Nevada Joins the Party

Navigating data privacy laws is quickly becoming the new normal for today’s business owners. Bills are popping up across the... View Article
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Ongoing Concerns About Unofficial Hawaii Annual Business Report Solicitations

In the last 4 months, the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) issued multiple warnings about fraudulent notices... View Article
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How Do You Like Them Apples? How the Trade War With China Impacts Washington’s Agriculture Industry

The US recently raised tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, and China retaliated by raising tariffs on $60 billion... View Article
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Recent SCOTUS Decisions on Trademark and Copyright Laws

In the past few months, the US Supreme Court has made several key decisions regarding copyright and trademark laws. Whether... View Article
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501(c)(4) Organizations Are Back in the News With the Arrival of the New Gates Policy Initiative

Bill and Melinda Gates have started a new tax-exempt nonprofit called the Gates Policy Initiative, an organization separate from the... View Article
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