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What Is an LLC? A limited liability company (LLC) does just that, it limits the liability of the business’s owners. This means that with limited exceptions, liability for the actions of the LLC can only be satisfied from the assets of the LLC. Personal holdings and assets of the individual owners and officers are protected…

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Bowie & Jensen LLC attorney Michael Smith testified against HB599 on behalf of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce in a recent reading before the Judicial Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates.  On January 31st Maryland Delegates Glenn and Conoway introduced HB599 a bill which would require companies with 10 or more employees to compensate…

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In a recent ruling, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied Apple a trademark on its iTunes musical note icon.  Trademark judges said that consumers might confuse the orange Apple icon with MySpace’s previously registered orange musical note trademark in connection with music services.  Despite Apple’s argument…

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A recent federal appeals court case demonstrates that trademarks can go well beyond symbols, designs and words.  Even a single color can qualify for federal trademark protection.  The case involved a lawsuit by a high-end women’s shoe company, Louboutin, against the venerable French fashion company, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL).  Louboutin’s expensive high heeled shoes feature…

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TOWSON: Bowie & Jensen, a premier business law firm, is pleased to announce that veteran employment litigator R. Michael Smith is now a lawyer with the firm.   “Our employment law practice was started by Nicole Windsor and she has become a leading attorney in advising privately held companies in employment related matters.  The addition of…

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Press Release – Towson, Maryland – Bowie & Jensen, a leading business law firm, is pleased to announce that Robert R. Bowie, Jr. has been appointed to Goucher College’s Board of Trustees. Goucher College, located in Towson, Maryland, is an independent liberal arts college that has been brought into the national spotlight by hosting high-profile…

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On October 4, 2012, several “TechBreakfasters,” who are regular attendees of the Baltimore Tech Breakfast (http://www.meetup.com/TechBreakfast), participated in a day long workshop led by Mark T. Jensen and Jeremy T. Garner of Bowie & Jensen, LLC.  The event was designed to provide entrepreneurs and start-ups with a crash course on the nuts and bolts of…

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