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Bowie-Jensen, LLC wishes to alert our clients about a recent development involving a local payroll company called Accu-pay Incorporated in Bel Air, Maryland.  If your business employed Accu-pay to manage your employee’s payrolls, your payroll taxes may have been withheld from the IRS.  Wags Inc. also known as the Emergency Animal Hospital filed suit in…

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When submitting a bid, it is the duty of the party making the offer to demonstrate an understanding of the project requirements.  This means that the party making the offer must include an adequate approach to performing all requirements and make the written bid specific enough as to leave nothing up to interpretation or misunderstanding…

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The new American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 enacted in response to the infamous Fiscal Cliff  now provides estate and financial planners with more definite rules for the foreseeable future. The Federal estate tax exemption was set to drop from $5.12 million per person to $1 million per person in 2013. This would have meant…

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Low barriers to entry in certain businesses breed rapid response and quick-to-market products that capitalize on “in the moment” mania.  Often the in-the-moment-mania products derive from long standing famous trademarks owned by aggressive trademark enforcers.  Buyers should be beware of these types of aggressive trademark enforcers prior to making costly investments. Here is a hint.…

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“The previous play is under review.” San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the latest on a long list of celebrities and sports figures to turn to trademark law in the effort to protect something believed to be rightfully theirs. These efforts are sometimes fleeting, and they often bring the ire of fans. However, the…

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A familiar question dependably re-emerges at about this time each year. It essentially asks “can I get in copyright trouble for having a Super Bowl party with a big screen TV?” This post gives you some ground rules in order to spare everyone from the possibility of being arrested by the copyright police .  (Disclaimer:…

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On January 10, 2013, the United States District Court, N.D. California, San Jose Division entered a permanent injunction against a patent-infringing defendant in BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. v. A10 NETWORKS, INC., Dist. Court, ND California 2013 – Google Scholar. The ruling restrained the defendant and parties in active concert with it from “making, using, selling, or…

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