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Industry standards require Certification Authorities to obtain a Legal Opinion Letter that verifies certain facts about a business before issuing it an Extended Verification Secure Socket Layer (EV-SSL) Certification. Many companies choose to pursue an EV-SSL certificate for their website.  As part of this process, a Certification Authority (CA) will often require a Legal Opinion…

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Cloud computing continues to grow in popularity as a plausible alternative to traditional methods of controlling information technology. Cloud computing is essentially the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data rather than on a local server or personal computer. In using cloud computing, end…

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Perhaps the best space a business can own is not a physical space at all, but space on the internet, which usually means registering and owning a domain name.   A domain name is like home-sweet-home to a business and is often a target for trademark infringement.   Unscrupulous individuals, and sometimes even business competitors, may attempt…

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The Maryland Daily Record may have said it best in an article that stated “two companies could be headed for a high noon showdown in U.S. District Court over copyright infringement on engraved firearm parts.”      In a federal lawsuit that made recent headlines in Maryland’s premier business and legal newspaper, Bowie & Jensen LLC is…

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Companies sometimes pay large sums of money to independent contractors to create a custom software program and mistakenly assume that they own the result. Many companies have valuable intellectual property developed within their business, one of which is rights in copyrighted materials. Copyrights do not involve just novels and artwork; they can include software programs,…

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Who controls a LinkedIn® account is the subject of an ongoing federal case filed by a company’s former president whose account was taken over by the company after she was fired.  Round one of the fight just went to the employer. Linda Eagle was the president of Edcomm, a banking education company in Pennsylvania, until…

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