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When Can You Legally Record a Conversation in California?

Sometimes when parties have a dispute, one of them may seek to record the other person to obtain evidence relevant to the disagreement.  However, federal and state laws vary as to the legality of recording a person without their consent.  For instance, states like Florida are much more restrictive than New York and New Jersey.

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How to File a Claim for Trademark Infringement in Florida

If you are a Florida business owner and someone infringes your trademark, you may be able to sue in federal or state court.  To file a claim for trademark infringement in Florida state court, you must meet several requirements, including registering your trademark in the state and establishing the elements of a valid cause of

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Can You Legally Record a Conversation in Florida?

Recording a conversation is easy these days – but not a simple matter.  Cellphones have recording capabilities and there is a wide array of electronic devices for recording available for purchase.  Using these features can raise legal concerns, particularly in Florida which has stricter privacy laws than most states.  If you do not understand the

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NFTs: Collectibles or Securities?

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have been around since 2014, but their entry into the public spotlight has been marked by several high-profile sales in recent years. Christie’s history-making auction of Beeple’s “Everydays—The First 5,000 Days,” a digital work of art that sold for $69.3 million earlier this year, is an example. NFT interest also experienced a

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Can You Trademark a Personal Name?

Many people will use their personal name when naming their business.  This can be problematic because personal names are only eligible for trademark protection if they meet certain criteria. When Can a Personal Name Be Trademarked? A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that identifies a brand.  It is a source identifier that

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Kanye and Walmart Battle Over Trademarks and Foam Shoes

Two powerful brands, Yeezy and Walmart, are currently battling over trademarks that are allegedly too similar.  The two actions relate to Kanye’s Yeezy fashion line.  Trademark law provides important protections to brands of all sizes, so even small companies should pay attention to these cases to understand how to enforce their rights or avoid liability.

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What is Trademark Infringement?

Trademark law protects the name, logo, slogan, packaging and other identifying features that brands use to distinguish their goods or services from the goods and services of others. Not all trademarks, however, are entitled to protection.  If you believe that another party is using your trademark, or a confusingly similar trademark, without your permission or

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What is Copyright Infringement?

If you have created a piece of art, written a story, or composed a song, you do not want someone else to steal, copy or profit from it.  The purpose of copyright law is to protect original works of authorship from a third party using your work without your permission.  Unlawful use of your copyrighted work constitutes

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