Business Law

  • Does Macy’s Tell Gimbels? Safelite Revisits Free Speech

    Obviously not, or you wouldn’t have to Google “Gimbles”. We’ll save you the effort. Gimbles was a New York department store, a block away from Macy’s, and the competition between the two was legendary. You can guess who won, but even today, the question, “Does Macy’s Tell Gimbles?” lives on to mean “Does one business share its secrets with a rival?” The answer is “no.

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  • Should You Finance the Sale of Your Business?

    Truthfully, most sellers don’t want to take back paper. An all-cash deal often looks like the easiest and cleanest way to get on to the next venture, much preferable to waiting for another 5 to 7 years to collect a portion of the sale price from a buyer who might conceivably default. Along with the risks, however, there may be some significant advantages to the seller of seller-financing.

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    • Who Really Owns Your Content?

      ZombieGrafitti by RhodanV5500 from Flickr (Creative Commons License) If you outsource any of your content creation (blog, photos, videos, etc.) you need to read this. A lot of business professionals have the misconception that if they pay for something, they automatically own it. If your marketing department or employees create your content, that’s true.
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    • Check the USPTO Database Before You Brand

      Fake Brands (Weird News No. 4) by “Caveman Chuck” Coker from Flickr (Creative Commons License) I asked my friends who work in marketing, who create campaigns and brands for a living, whether they check the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database before finalizing a project for a client. I was surprised when all of them said, “No.
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    • Telling the Truth when you get Free Stuff

      Our Books Arrive by Jarkko Laine from Flickr (Creative Commons License) One of the perks of being a blogger is sometimes you get free stuff. Companies will send you free things with the hopes that you’ll write about it. One of my writing gigs is product reviews for lawyers so I have to use various office gadgets and software and write about it.
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    • What Should I Pay My Employees?

      … people who own houses. A culture that works well when the business is still small, may not work well as it grows. What about employee benefits? Before you begin to hire, make sure that you consult with your business attorney about state-mandated employee benefits. Recent changes in California and New York City requiring paid sick-leave, for example…

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    • Bring Your Own Device – Good Idea?

      … can be advantages for both sides. Employees would very often rather use their own devices. Employers would also probably be just as happy to skip the hassle and expense of buying, issuing, tracking and maintaining a lot of company equipment. But simplifying the chore of equipment management may complicate information security. BYOD has significant…

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    • Are Women-Only Gyms Discriminatory?

      … the problem legislatively. Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wisconsin, for example, exempt health clubs from laws which otherwise prohibit sex discrimination in public accommodations. The laws essentially treat gyms like locker rooms or bathrooms, which have always been exempt. California has…

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    • Telling the Truth when you get Free Stuff

      … book, The Legal Side of Blogging: How Not to get Sued, Fired, Arrested, or Killed. It covers a lot of the major issues that apply to copyright and the internet. If you want to chat more about this topic, feel free to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, or you can email me. Please visit my homepage for more information about Carter Law Firm. …

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    • Civil Forfeiture and the Cash Problem

      … show near certainty of illegal purpose, and the hearing takes place before a judge, it is much easier for the owner to prevail. The map below grades states on how well they protect property owners, and there is not much good news. Even when the property owner wins, it can be a Pyrrhic victory because of the passage of time. It can take a year or more…

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    • Google Requires Physical Addresses for App Developers

      … if it did not respond to EU and FTC consumer protection directives. However, it has considerable legal latitude in the way that it responds. If these actions were taken in the governmental sphere, instead of in the context of business, the issue would be whether the goal of consumer protection could not be achieved in a way that placed less…

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    • Who Really Owns Your Content?

      … interests are protected. If you need a legal resource for laymen on this topic, I recommend my book, The Legal Side of Blogging: How Not to get Sued, Fired, Arrested, or Killed. It covers a lot of the major issues that apply to copyright and the internet. If you want to chat more about this topic, feel free to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, or you can email me. Please visit my homepage for more information about Carter Law Firm. …

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    • Is God a Football Fan?

      …So asks the back cover of Don DeLillo’s beautiful and disturbing 1973 novel, End Zone. In the tenor of the times, this strange, dark story dealt with American dystopia and the threat of nuclear war. Today, even without the threat of nuclear war, football and religion are as entangled as ever. On Monday night, Kansas City Chiefs’ safety Husain…

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    • Should You Finance the Sale of Your Business?

      …. As with any investment, there should be a rational relationship between risk assumed and reward expected. Consider staying on as a consultant. This may not be initially attractive, and it may not be the right choice in every circumstance. You presumably know how to run this business, however, and the loan gives you a continuing stake in its success…

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    • How Much is My Business Worth?

      … expenses. There are a number of variations on this approach that add or subtract various different items. That sum, whatever it ultimately includes, is then multiplied by a factor between 0 and 3 to predict future performance. The secret’s in the factor, of course. For small businesses the magic number usually comes in somewhere between 1.5 and 2.5…

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    • Does Macy’s Tell Gimbels? Safelite Revisits Free Speech

      …Obviously not, or you wouldn’t have to Google “Gimbles”. We’ll save you the effort. Gimbles was a New York department store, a block away from Macy’s, and the competition between the two was legendary. You can guess who won, but even today, the question, “Does Macy’s Tell Gimbles?” lives on to mean “Does one business share its secrets with a rival…

      7 readers - Nasir Pasha/ Pasha Law Blog
    • Check the USPTO Database Before You Brand

      … permissible for two unrelated companies to have similar names – like Delta Faucets and Delta Airlines. You can’t put a trademark on your company or product that is so similar to your competition that consumers are going to be confused about what they’re buying. If you create a brand but don’t register it with the USPTO, you only get common law…

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    • Must-Reads if You Are Thinking About Buying a Business

      …If you are thinking about buying a business, you must have lots of questions. Of course, you should get some help with this process — from your banker, your attorney, your accountant, and possibly a business broker. But no one wants to sail into any of these conversations without a little background first, so here is our list (consider this a work…

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