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Do You Need to Incorporate In Delaware? Probably Not, but Maybe.

By Eric C. Turnbull For a long time, a common strategy in the early stages of company formation has been incorporating in the State of Delaware. This long standing trend has brought about several myths as to why companies actually go to Delaware; b… Read More
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Categories: Business

Yes, You Can Trademark Smells, But It’s Not Easy

By Eric C. Turnbull   What do trademarks smell like? According to Verizon, they smell like “flowery musk.” Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend of companies seeking federal trademark registration of unique scents that aim… Read More
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Embedding Tweets Just Got a Little Dangerous

By Eric C. Turnbull   If the internet has proven one thing over its lifetime, it has proven time and time again that technology moves much faster than the law. This is especially true in the world of copyright law, where artists’ rights to cop… Read More
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The Balancing Act Behind Cease and Desist Letters in Trademark Enforcement

By Eric C. Turnbull   Branding is always crucially important when positioning your business in the marketplace, and that, in turn, means your trademark rights and responsibilities should never be ignored. Your brand is the recognizable space you… Read More
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Think Carefully Before Removing Old Street Art

By Eric C. Turnbull   If you are a real estate owner or developer in an urban area, street art and graffiti on your building likely doesn’t warrant much more thought than how or when to remove it. However, as copyright law has continued to de… Read More
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Michigan Vehicle Code Authorizes Charitable and Civic Solicitations in Roadway Intersections

By Donald P. DeNault, Jr. On July 27th, Governor Rick Snyder signed Public Act 112, which amends the Michigan Vehicle Code to allow soliciting in public roadway intersections by charitable and civic organizations that qualify as 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4… Read More
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Categories: Municipal

New Law Changes Practice of Register of Deeds in Michigan

By John D. Bartley On June 15, 2017 the Governor signed House Bill 4532 into law as Public Act 54 of 2017.  This law is made effective as of June 15, 2017 and provides that Register of Deeds shall no longer require documents submitted for recording… Read More
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Categories: Real Estate

United States Supreme Court Issues First FAPE Opinion Since 1982

By Donald P. DeNault, Jr. On March 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its first opinion addressing the meaning of a “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) since the R… Read More
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Categories: Municipal

Estate Planning in Michigan Just Got Interesting

By James J. Sarconi & Joseph N. Ejbeh   Asset protection has increasingly become the subject of discussion among asset management, financial planning, and estate planning professionals as well as debtor/creditor attorneys.  With an effectiv… Read More
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New Rules Provide Level Ground for Military Parents in Custody Battles

By Paul B. Addis Prior to September 2015, a military parent who was subject to child custody proceedings could lose custody of his or her child permanently while if for active duty. Courts were able to use the military parent’s deployment as eviden… Read More
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By Eric C. Turnbull For a long time, a common strategy in the early stages of company formation has been incorporating in the State of Delaware. This long standing… Read More
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By Eric C. Turnbull   What do trademarks smell like? According to Verizon, they smell like “flowery musk.” Over the past few years, there has been a growing… Read More
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