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Legal Services of Greater Miami

Legal Services of Greater Miami Featured Business: Legal Services of Greater Miami (LSGMI) Executive Monica Vigues-Pitan, Executive Director Business Address: 4343 West Flagler Street, Suite 100, Miami, Florida 33134…
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Trademarks: Not All Trademarks Qualify

Principal Register, Incontestable Marks, Supplemental Register Trademarks are generally thought to be listed on the Trademark Office’s Principal Register, but not all trademarks qualify. For this reason, certain types of marks…
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What is a Trademark Anyway?

A trademark is a word or design (what most people call a logo), or a combination of words and designs that communicate the identity of the distributor or manufacturer that is the source of the associated goods or services.
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Parole for Entrepreneurs Revisited

For foreign nationals, the Entrepreneur Parole Program represents a chance to participate in the US economy.. In my April 2017 contribution to LBT, we alerted readers to a program that was due to come on line,
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Parole for Entrepreneurs 

While attention has been paid to the bleak immigration landscape, there is a brighter spot. The Entrepreneur Parole Program is a hopeful step in the right direction toward attracting the brightest and best entrepreneurs to
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WHAT’S IN A [TRADEMARK] NAME?  

A trademark name image or slogan represents a business on many levels; here are some recommendations to ensure its availability. So you want to start a business, launch a product or offer a service and you think to…
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The S-Corp or the New LLC?

Here are the pros and cons of the S-Corp and LLC to be considered when electing to incorporate your business For those who have started a business or have their own business, the question has always been asked… should I have my
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Consider the Flexibility of an LLC

There's a right business structure for your company and many considerations on choice, the flexibility an LLC affords is unique Whether an LLC or other type of business entity the a core decision which requires careful…
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Leasing Contracts: Not All Are Equal

Beware of the fine print of a contract to always get the best deal While leasing of IT equipment is better financially for most, the advantages are achieved only if lessees are aware of and carefully negotiate the terms of…
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Protecting Your Intellectual Property

As an entrepreneur, it's important to understand what intellectual property safeguards are needed for your small business Abbreviations and symbols such as TM, SM, PAT PEND, ©, and ® carry a lot of legal power. They help safeguard a…
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Choosing a Hispanic Business Entity

Which of the five business-entity types - sole proprietorships, S corporations, C corporations, partnerships or limited liability - is right for your Hispanic business? Image: Fotolia Even if you have an established…
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Brave New World

Science leads the way to new federal antidiscrimination law. In 2008 President Bush signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which prohibits employers and insurance companies from discriminating
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Pay Now, Or Pay Up Later

It is critical that employers understand both federal and state law and comply with which ever is more protective of employees. The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the number of employee class-action lawsuits claiming pay
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Hire Family?

You Can Find Harmony In Business And At Home If you are involved in a small business that is also a family business, you’ve probably heard warnings about the pitfalls of working with relatives.  Operating a business with a
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