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What Exactly IS an Emotional Support Animal?

Service dogs are a great asset to people with certain disabilities. They help those who are blind, or who have physical disabilities or even certain medical conditions. But did you know that there is another type of service animal? It’s called an emotional support animal (ESA), and it provides another type of crucial service to […]

Contraband Forfeiture to Save Abused Animals

You love your pets, most likely just like another member of the family. You care for them, cuddle with them and enjoy their companionship. It’s hard to imagine that there are people out there who could do otherwise, that there are those who would cause harm to the animals that share their home. Fortunately, there […]

Your Rights as a New Mother Returning to Work

Breastfeeding has become an increasingly popular choice for new mothers. With the host of benefits it offers to both baby – including all essential vitamins and nutrients (all of which are geared specifically to their needs), immune protection and a reduced risk of later problems such as asthma and diabetes – and mother – reduced […]

Who Owns the Invention?

It happens all of the time – an employee that works for you comes up with an amazing invention. Maybe it is an app or it is a piece of software that helps your company grow. Whatever the case may be, it allows you exponential growth. Now the employee decides it is time to move […]

Geographical Indications

Geographical Indications is a new term.  This term is without a doubt the latest term to be covered under the definition of intellectual property rights.  The term references the value of the names of places like Champagne, Darjeeling and Chianti.  These names are the actual names of places and are also thought of in terms […]

Different State, Different Law

If we all live in the same country, the United States of America, why do laws differ from state to state?  It can be confusing.  There are actually two different sets of laws; federal laws and state laws.  Federal laws are generally for the entire country.  They are effective in all states.  Constitutional law permits […]

Florida Labor Laws

Labor laws vary from state to state. There are, however, some federal laws that all states must adhere to.  To learn about some labor laws that are specific to Florida, keep reading. Florida has a minimum wage of $8.05.  That may not sound like very much when compared to the highest minimum wage, which is […]

Shredded Wheat by Any Other Name…

The argument over intellectual property rights has been around for a long time. There is a quote from Thomas Jefferson where he talks about those who receive ideas from him are receiving a lesson. He says that it doesn’t diminish his idea. He likens it to someone lighting a candle from the light of his […]

Facebook Privacy Notice – Fiction or Reality?

Every now and then someone posts a status update on his Facebook page that basically asserts his rights to his own content.  Some of the posts may include language such as: “I assert all intellectual property rights to my Facebook data under articles L 111, 112 and 113. I declare these rights to apply to […]

3 Funny Intellectual Property Lawsuits

In the food industry, intellectual property is extremely important because your brand and its appearance is what sells your product. You never want to “look” like your competition. Trademarks, symbols, mascots, even fonts and colors and packaging materials — all these and more fall under category of law called intellectual property. Here are three interesting and […]

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