From Sporting Events to Snuggies: The Importance of Updating Your Trademarks

By Megan St. Ledger | Successful branding strategies rely on trademarks to protect a company’s product names and logos. But as a company expands its product lines, additional registrations may be needed to secure the full protection afforded by trademark laws.

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Court Confirms RI Employers Must Pay Time-And-A-Half

By Roger Hood | In November 2013, the Rhode Island Superior Court confirmed in its “Park Row” decision that, other than by specific exemption, RI employers must pay their employees time-and-a-half for hours worked on Sunday and holidays.

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Crowdfunding: A Capital Idea for Your Start-Up?

By Bob Emerson, Esq. | Small businesses may be able to solicit non-accredited investors over the internet and raise up to a million dollars per year under proposed “equity crowdfunding” rules released by the SEC last week.

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Enforcing Copyrights: How Late is Too Late?

By Byron McMasters, Esq. | “Raging Bull” is the critically-acclaimed new movie from young director Martin Scorcese. It stars up-and-comer Robert De Niro in a potential break-out role of boxer Jake LaMotta. Unfortunately, the movie is embroiled in a copyright dispute that could derail its release, or at least cut into its profits.

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Inside Baseball: MLB Dares A-Rod to Waive Confidentiality on Drug Testing. Can He?

By Byron McMasters | I hate writing this, but Alex Rodriguez’s attorney is right. When Major League Baseball issued its surprise challenge to A-Rod’s attorney Joseph Tacopina on the Today Show that A-Rod could discuss the facts of his suspension provided MLB could publicly disclose all of its evidence in the case, it made for a great “gotcha” moment on live TV.

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State Tax Credits For Film Production Companies: Show Me The Money!

By Christopher Matteodo | Many states have become caught up in trying to lure Hollywood into using their state as the filming location for the next big-budget blockbuster. In the current challenging economic climate, the local production of large movies, television shows, and video games can help to stimulate the local economy by creating jobs, building infrastructure, and generating revenue for local businesses.

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