Alecia Schmuhl

Alecia Schmuhl

Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC

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Business Law Newsletter - July 2014

In This Issue: - Redskins Trademark Cancelled - Q&A with Bean, Kinney & Korman - Knowing When and Why to Maintain Your Trademarks - Tortious Interference in Virginia - Improper Methods...more

7/7/2014 - At-Will Employment DePuy Redskins Registration Tortious Interference Trademarks

Knowing When and Why to Maintain Your Trademarks

Just like a vehicle, your trademark requires regular maintenance. To maintain a trademark, the owner must complete and submit certain filings and fees with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) at specified...more

7/2/2014 - Filing Fees Filing Requirements Trademarks USPTO

Business Law Newsletter - May 2014

In This Issue: - Enforcing Oral Contracts: The Presumption is Against You - You’ve Been Served... A Lawsuit Via Facebook?!?! - Excerpt from Enforcing Oral Contracts: The Presumption is Against...more

5/9/2014 - Email Facebook Hiring & Firing Oral Contracts Service of Process Severance Agreements Severance Pay Social Media Social Networks Termination Trademark Litigation Trademarks Young Lawyers

You’ve Been Served… A Lawsuit via Facebook?!?!

Imagine you are a trademark owner, and you’ve discovered there is someone out there using your trademark – or something very close to it. You take steps to persuade the infringer to stop using your mark. First, you reach...more

5/5/2014 - Email Facebook Foreign Nationals Infringement Service of Process Social Networks Trademarks

Business Law Newsletter - March 2014

In This Issue: - The Hidden Power of Routine Contract Provisions - Bankruptcy: Preference Defendants Don’t Feel “Preferred" - What’s That Symbol All About? Protecting Your Trademarks with Proper Notice...more

3/18/2014 - Commercial Bankruptcy Contract Drafting Contract Interpretation Trademarks

What's That Symbol All About? Protecting Your Trademarks with Proper Notice Symbols

Providing proper trademark notice – with a notice symbol signifying that the word or design is a trademark – is a simple and unappreciated method of trademark protection. Using a proper trademark notice serves a number of...more

3/11/2014 - Trademarks

Business Law Newsletter - November 2013

In This Issue: - False Notes in the Music Industry: Fiduciary Duty of Business Partners - Bankruptcy and Government Contractors - “I Have a Registered Trademark, Now What?” 3 Steps to Monitor and Enforce Your...more

11/7/2013 - Assignments Commercial Bankruptcy Contractors Executory Contracts Fiduciary Duty Music Industry Set Off Trademarks USPTO

“I Have a Registered Trademark, Now What?” 3 Steps to Monitor and Enforce Your Intellectual Property Rights

Once trademark or other intellectual property rights have been obtained and protected under any brand protection plan, it is important to maintain complete ownership of those rights by monitoring the marketplace and tracking...more

11/4/2013 - Trademark Litigation Trademarks

Business Law Newsletter - July 2013

In This Issue: - Pitfalls on Termination: Employer May Be Liable for Employees’ Loose Talk - The USPTO Supplemental Trademark Register: Advantages and Disadvantages to Amending the Supplemental Register -...more

7/10/2013 - Defamation Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Termination Trademarks USPTO

The USPTO Supplemental Trademark Register: Advantages And Disadvantages To Amending The Supplemental Register

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has two sections of the Federal Trademark Register – the principal and supplemental registers. The principal register is where the majority of trademarks are registered....more

7/4/2013 - Federal Trademark Register Trademarks USPTO

Business Law Newsletter - May 2013

In This Issue: - Subpoenas: What Are They and What Do You Do If You or Your Business Receives One? - Sequestration and the Continuing Resolution’s Effect on Government Contracting - New I-9 Creates Risk...more

5/6/2013 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues I-9 Sequestration Subpoenas Termination

Sequestration And The Continuing Resolution’s Effect On Government Contracting

On March 26, 2013, President Obama signed the Continuing Resolution, which will fund government operations through the end of Fiscal Year 2013 or September 30. While this may assuage some of the uncertainty of...more

4/25/2013 - Continuing Resolution Contractors Federal Budget Sequestration Spending Cuts Stop Work Orders Termination for Convenience Termination for Default

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