Understanding the value of your trademark is just the first step: Consult a trademark lawyer and pursue legal registration.
Published: 04.01.14 By Beniam Biftu
Protect Your Intellectual Property with Registered Copyrights
Published: 03.01.14 By Beniam Biftu
The most important aspect of your business is its identity – its trademark™
Published: 02.01.14 By Beniam Biftu
9 Steps for Reducing Your Exposure to Employee Injury Fraud
Published: 11.01.13 By Greg Smith
If you own, operate or are starting a business, you need general liability insurance. But what does that mean? What protection does it afford? How do you determine your coverage …
Published: 08.01.13 By Caron Beesley
Your responsibility extends to third-party contributors such as customers and friends.
Published: 05.01.13 By Mike Coyne
Be aware that a person can sue you even before they become an employee.
Published: 01.01.13 By Mike Coyne
This theory of liability applies when employees are acting within the scope of employment or for the benefit of employer.
Published: 07.01.12 By Mike Coyne
10 point checklist will tell you if your plan needs an adjustment according to the IRS's latest 401(k) Fix-It Guide
Published: 05.01.12 By Mike Coyne
Two developments in the immigration law area are causing employers a great deal of concern: the increase in so-called "I-9 Audits” and the Social Security Administration's resumption of the "No-Match" …
Published: 04.01.12 By Mike Coyne
IRS reclassification of workers as employees can be an expensive proposition, as the employer can be held liable for back payroll taxes, penalties, and interest.
Published: 03.01.12 By Mike Coyne
Dealing with a disabled partner is never an easy matter. Human nature is such that many of us would find it difficult to ask a disabled partner to step aside …
Published: 02.01.12 By Mike Coyne
Until recently, it has been fairly well understood that an employer can require pre-employment drug testing and refuse to hire someone who tests positively for illegal drugs. However, changes in …
Published: 01.01.12 By Mike Coyne
This exposure is excluded in standard general liability policies, but may be insured separately under a policy that covers “electronic-data incidents” resulting in damage to, loss of, loss of use …
Published: 01.01.12 By Matthew Stangle
That gobbledygook at the end of contracts matters greatly when disputes arise.
Published: 12.01.11 By Mike Coyne
Family-owned businesses present unique and difficult problems that are generally not found in other closely-held businesses.
Published: 10.01.11 By Mike Coyne
If you currently have a retirement plan that allows you to make large contributions, you may want to think about maximizing your contributions this year, as the opportunity may not …
Published: 09.01.11 By Mike Coyne
An advisory board might be a better option for business owners.
Published: 08.01.11 By Mike Coyne
If you get a check and do not know why he received it, check with your retirement plan advisers first. Chances are the check belongs to your retirement plan.
Published: 07.01.11 By Mike Coyne
Regardless of the number of employees you have, you have to inform them of you policies. The best way to communicate these is through an employee manual. It will also …
Published: 06.01.11 By Mike Coyne
How to navigate the murky waters of intellectual property rights. In this article, legal expert Mike Coyne differentiates between copyright and trademark and how they apply to your business name, …
Published: 05.01.11 By Mike Coyne
Improvements to the estate tax law in 2011 offer business owners and familyowned businesses some interesting planning opportunities during the next two years.
Published: 02.01.11 By Mike Coyne
Although social media has many benefits, be aware of the employer liability regarding employee’s participation on a social media sites.
Published: 12.01.10 By Mike Coyne
Trusts can provide benefits even for incorporated businesses.
Published: 11.01.10 By Mike Coyne
Find the best way to plan for your business to succeed whether or not you are present for the daily operations.
Published: 10.01.10 By Mike Coyne
Congress considering changes to address 'worker misclassification' regarding independent contractors.
Published: 09.01.10 By Mike Coyne
Changes coming this fall but recipients won't be taxes on benefits. Readers raise questions about the healthcare reform and we answer.
Published: 08.01.10 By Mike Coyne
The problems facing small businesses due to healthcare reform are two-fold.
Published: 07.01.10 By Mike Coyne
Your fleet is an indispensable part of your business. Literally, it is your means to reach customers. It also represents a significant liability risk. These are ways to manage the …
Published: 06.01.10 By Mike Coyne
Consider more than just the rental rate when evaluating commercial property and negotiating leases.
Published: 03.01.10 By Mike Coyne
Litigation is always the result of a failure of people to deal with each other reasonably.
Published: 02.01.10 By Mike Coyne
Too often, customers do not appreciate that such demands for protection against damages cannot be accommodated without exceptional costs that translate into significantly higher prices for services.
Published: 01.01.10 By Mike Coyne
Companies that accept and extend credit need to comply with the new "red flag" rules.
Published: 12.01.09 By Mike Coyne
Several options focus on shares and voting. Also, consider alternatives before rewarding key employees with ownership shares.
Published: 11.01.09 By Mike Coyne
Agreements among shareholders concerning corporate control must be carefully drafted and usually must comply with very specific state laws. This is one time when a competent lawyer's help is absolutely …
Published: 10.01.09 By Mike Coyne