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Missouri Copyright

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
Posted by Tamara
Several people have inquired about Missouri copyright laws. Copyright laws in Missouri and the rest of the United States are actually federal laws.

Copyright laws cover ownership of intellectual property, such as songs (tunes and lyrics), the written word, movies, dance, TV, radio broadcasts, works of art ... continue reading

Iowa Labor Laws

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
Posted by Maya

Whether you are an employer or an employee, you owe it to yourself to be familiar with the labor laws in your area. In some states, federal laws set by the US Department of Labor are the only laws governing labor, and in other states, the state government has legislated ... continue reading

New York Insurance Fraud Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Molly

Insurance fraud is one of the largest white-collar crimes in America today, second only to tax evasion. New York City has the dubious distinction of having the 9 th highest rate of insurance fraud cases in the nation.

In order to combat the rising number of cases, New York ... continue reading

Alabama Marriage Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Patrick

I went looking for the Alabama Marriage Laws on the internet today and was glad to see they were easy to find and understand. Anyone planning to “Tie The Knot” in the state of Alabama should be well educated on the Alabama Marriage Laws. If you are not, then I ... continue reading

Wyoming Will and Living Trust Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Lacey

In the state of Wyoming if you are over the age of nineteen and of sound mind the law allows you to make a Will and Living Trust.  You may prepare a handwritten Will in your own handwriting or have it typed.  This must be witnessed by at least two ... continue reading

Georgia Adoption Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Georgia’s Safe Have law permits a mother to surrender an infant up to one week old at any medical facility. These include hospitals, infirmaries, health centers and birthing centers, but not the private offices of physicians or dentists. The mother must provide her name, address and proof of identity. The ... continue reading

Louisiana Exempt Employee Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Residents of the state of Louisiana who need to know the guidelines regarding tax exemptions can refer to Louisiana exempt employee laws. These laws also cover tax liability as well.

Louisiana exempt employee laws help employees know when they can claim exemptions on their W-4 or similar earning form. ... continue reading

Kentucky Exempt Employee Laws

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Kentucky exempt employee laws help citizens understand their responsibility regarding the payment of taxes. These laws specifically address issues of tax exemption.

Kentucky exempt employee laws help employees know when they can claim exemptions on their W-4 or similar earning form. For example, usually when people are working they ... continue reading

Nevada Probate Court

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Posted by Jamie

Nevada, like many other states, does not have a separate Nevada probate court system in place for the sole purpose of handling issues regarding probate laws. However, the state of Nevada does still enact all probate laws. Instead of having a Nevada probate court, the District Court of Nevada handles ... continue reading

Wisconsin Business Corporate Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Patrick

If you are opening a business in Wisconsin, take a look at this blog entry. It doesn’t go into a great deal of detail, but it will give you some pointers when dealing with the Wisconsin Business Corporate Laws.

If you are looking for Wisconsin Business Corporate Laws, you ... continue reading

West Virginia Business Corporate Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Patrick

If you have decided to become a business owner in West Virginia, congratulations! That is a big step! However, before you open a business or corporation in the state of West Virginia, you should be well versed in the West Virginia Business Corporate Laws.

These laws have been created ... continue reading

Idaho Will and Living Trust Laws

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
Posted by Lacey

Idaho law permits wills and living trusts as legal documents that leaves your estate to your heirs at the time of your death.  Holographic wills which is a handwritten will is permitted but requires that the “material provisions” of the will be in your handwriting.  To ensure that every part ... continue reading

Nevada Business Corporate Laws

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
Posted by Patrick

While browsing on the internet recently, I came across the Nevada Business Corporate Laws. There are a lot of them, as businesses in any state will need to follow strict guidelines and laws throughout its life. The listings of the Nevada Business Corporate Laws I found over the internet were ... continue reading

New York Life Insurance Laws

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
Posted by James

Did you know that New York Life Insurance Laws have historically set the standard for other state life insurance laws? I just found out that New York was one of the first states to pass the law that women could take out policies on their husbands. Other states were not ... continue reading

California Will and Living Trust Laws

Monday, October 23rd, 2006
Posted by Lacey

If you die without a will also referred to as intestate ; by California law the state will determine your beneficiaries.  Everything you own will not automatically go to the state instead if you are married or established a registered domestic partnership, they will receive your community property.  If you ... continue reading

Tennessee Speeding Ticket Laws

Saturday, October 21st, 2006
Posted by Paige

Speeding ticket can become a major problem if you manage to get them on a regular basis.  Once you begin getting into second and third speeding ticket violations you could receive a drastic monetary fine.  The points you will acquire on your license will not help the situation because they ... continue reading

Idaho FMLA - Family Medical Leave Acts Laws

Saturday, October 21st, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Idaho FMLA-Family Medical Leave Acts Laws are the ones that most states follow. All employers and employees are advised to know these laws.

According to Idaho FMLA-Family Medical Leave Acts Laws those who worked for an employer for at least 12 months (1,250 hours total) are eligible to be ... continue reading

Wisconsin Identity Theft Laws

Friday, October 20th, 2006
Posted by Molly

Identity theft is a crime in which key pieces of personal information (such as Social Security Number, driver’s license numbers, etc) are used fraudulently.  Victims are left with a tainted reputation and it is very complicated to catch these criminals and restore the victim’s good names.

Wisconsin victims commonly ... continue reading

Idaho Holiday Pay Laws

Thursday, October 19th, 2006
Posted by Maya

For the sakes of employers and employees in Idaho, let’s take a look at the laws governing holiday pay in that state.

Compared to other states, Idaho offers remarkably little protection to employees under the law. In Idaho, you are not legally entitled to breaks, no matter how long ... continue reading

Federal Parking Ticket Laws

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
Posted by Maya

Parking laws are almost exclusively the forte of state and local governments; the federal government is almost never involved in making blanket parking legislation. There are a few exceptions, however, and you CAN receive a federal parking ticket.

One demand the federal government makes of the states is that ... continue reading

How to Trademark in Wyoming

Saturday, October 14th, 2006
Posted by James

Deciding whether goods and services are related is one of the most important aspects in determining trademark conflicts, as well as in deciding whether a mark qualifies for federal registration. I wanted to talk about this, as well as how to trademark in Wyoming, in this post.

But maybe ... continue reading

How to Trademark in Wisconsin

Saturday, October 14th, 2006
Posted by James

What are the rules regarding reconditioned goods? Let’s talk about that—as well as how to trademark in Wisconsin.

You probably know that a trademark is a distinctive word, phrase, logo, symbol, or other device that one would use to identify a product or service. The word, phrase, logo, symbol, ... continue reading

How to Trademark in West Virginia

Saturday, October 14th, 2006
Posted by James

I wanted to go over whether punitive damages are allowed to be made in infringement lawsuits, as well as how to trademark in West Virginia. So, let’s get back to that in a minute, after we define and talk about trademarks in general.

Defined, a trademark is a distinctive ... continue reading

How to Trademark in Washington

Saturday, October 14th, 2006
Posted by James

Is it possible for a mark to be refused registration? Yes, it is. Under the Lanham Act, certain marks can be refused federal registration, I wanted to talk a bit about this, as well as how to register in Washington.

But let’s talk about trademarks in general first. A ... continue reading

How to Trademark in Virginia

Saturday, October 14th, 2006
Posted by James

I wanted to get on here and talk a bit about how to trademark in Virginia, specifically presumption of ownership. If this is a topic you are interested in, grab a chair and keep reading!

But let’s take a little detour first and talk about the definition of trademark ... continue reading

How to Trademark in Vermont

Saturday, October 14th, 2006
Posted by James

When pop-up advertising occurs on a website is that a trademark infringement? I wanted to answer this question, as well as talk a bit about how to trademark in Vermont. But first let’s all agree on the definition of a trademark.

Most likely, you are well aware that a ... continue reading

How to Trademark in Utah

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by James

Can you use pictures and symbols as trademarks? I would like to answer that question in detail, as well as go over how to trademark in Utah, in this post.

Chances are you are probably already aware that a trademark is a distinctive word, phrase, logo, symbol, or other ... continue reading

How to Trademark in Texas

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by James

If you are looking into how to tradmark in Texas, you have probably heard the term “palming off.” I wanted to talk a bit about this term and what to do about it in this post.

Before we get to the subject at hand, let’s agree that a trademark ... continue reading

How to Trademark in Tennessee

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by James

Any party who has been damaged by the actual or proposed registration of the mark is allowed to challenge the mark under the Lanham Act. I wanted to talk about this, as well as how to trademark in Tennessee, in this post.

The definition of a trademark is a ... continue reading

How to Trademark in South Dakota

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by James

Are there any regulations regarding how a mark registered with the USPTO is denoted? There certainly are, and I would like to get to that in a minute. But before I do, I would like to talk a bit about how to trademark in South Dakota in general.

What ... continue reading