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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Regulating Employee Lifestyles

I’m sending a few of my employees to Reno for a work conference. I don’t want them to “indulge” and have it reflect poorly on my business. Can I regulate their activities at the conference if they’re technically not at work? You can really only regulate your employees’ private activities in or out of the […]

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Copyright or copywrong?

I found a beautiful photo of a vineyard scene on someone’s personal blog. I think it would look great on my own website. Can I copy and paste it if the original site doesn’t say something like “may not be reproduced”? Copyright protects tangible “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and other […]

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Trademark Infringement

I’m picking out a name for my new business. Should I be worried about violating another company’s trademark? When you’re picking a new business or product name, it’s critical to do your due diligence. Before you pick a name, do a Google search for similar names, and then search the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office […]

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