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The intellectual property 30 percent rule is a common myth that suggests a piece of intellectual property can be copied if 30 percent of the content is changed. In reality, intellectual property protections differ drastically from this myth. Copying the copyrighted material of another party will often result in legal action for copyright infringement. If […]

October 12, 2022

The Myth Of The Intellectual Property 30 Percent Rule

Intellectual Property 30 Percent Rule
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Individuals make wills to ensure the correct distribution of their assets to their loved ones after they die, but there are specific things to avoid including in a Last Will and Testament (will). For instance, certain property types transfer automatically to an individual’s beneficiaries outside of their will. Due to this, it is advisable to […]

October 3, 2022

What Not To Include In Your Will

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Estate planning is the process of deciding how your assets will be managed and distributed if you become incapacitated or die. Traditionally, this process focuses on how tangible assets like bank accounts, investments, real estate properties, cars, and other valuable assets will be distributed. However, intellectual property rights owners must also consider what will happen […]

September 29, 2022

Estate Planning For Intellectual Property

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Securing a trademark is a necessity for companies and individuals looking to protect their intellectual property. When applying for a trademark, it is critical to determine that all of the requirements of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have been met. Errors during the trademark application process can create unnecessary delays in receiving […]

September 20, 2022

Common Trademark Mistakes

Common Trademark Mistakes
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Estate Planning And Charitable Giving Incorporating charitable giving into your estate plan may allow you to save money on taxes while allowing you to contribute to a cause you are passionate about. Before donating, it is important to understand the various strategies involved with estate planning and charitable giving. Ideally, your financial needs, and the […]

September 12, 2022

Estate Planning And Charitable Giving

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Can You Trademark A Catchphrase? A strong catchphrase can be a powerful branding tool. Catchphrases can help make a brand more recognizable and boost a company’s profile in the public eye. But can you trademark a catchphrase like you would an image or design? Fortunately, the answer is yes, a catchphrase may be trademarked by […]

September 2, 2022

Can You Trademark A Catchphrase?

You can trademark a catchphrase, but there are specific requirements. Learn more from our trademark lawyers.
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Last week on Jeopardy, in the category of “That Used to Be a Trademark” the program demonstrated several trademark names that were determined to be generic. Remember the trademarks BANDAID, JET SKI, KLEENEX, and ASPRIN? Over time, a brand can be so famous and so ubiquitous that people associate that brand name with an entire […]

June 28, 2022

That Used To Be A Trademark

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If you’ve recently moved, you likely have a lot on your mind, whether its packing and unpacking, purchasing furniture, or finding a new plumber.  One thing you should not let fall through the cracks is your estate plan.    Like other major life changes —the birth of a child, a divorce, or a partner’s death —  […]

June 21, 2022


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A trustee plays a very important role in the administration of a trust. It is absolutely vital that you use a trustee that is trustworthy and responsible to carry out the distribution process and general trust management. Trustees are held to a higher standard because they are fulfilling the wishes of someone else and have control […]

April 7, 2022

Removal of a Trustee

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How to Use Zoom Elisabeth Pickle Law, PLC, Mindful Estate Planning is using Zoom video conferencing to help us stay connected with our clients. This will allow us to meet virtually, via our phones or computers.   Using Zoom with your phone: Dialing in on the phone is the easiest way to use Zoom, although […]

March 24, 2020

How To Use Zoom

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