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Celebrity Estates in the News
I love stories. In my business, I especially love stories that I can use in my presentations to illustrate the importance of the things I’m talking about. And what better stories to use than stories involving celebrity estates? Some of the stories I use are a bit older, but provide valuable lessons, like the estate of Elvis Presley,...
How to Choose a Trademark
Choosing a trademark can be a tricky business – especially if you want to call your business something other than your own name. Here are a few pointers to get you started: More creativity is better. Try to choose a name (or logo, or slogan) that is as original and creative as possible. There are several reasons for...
Should I Create a Special Needs Trust?
This is a question that comes up regularly. When a loved one has a disability, making sure they’re taken care of is even more critical than usual. In most cases, the special needs trust is used to make sure a disabled person does not lose government benefits, such as SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or Medi-Cal. Since these programs...
What Do I Need to Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?
I recently sat on a panel at a marketing event, where I was told that the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was a topic of some interest to the audience. I was assured that I wouldn’t need to know the technical details, and the panel would just give a broad overview of the new rules it imposed on...
How Long Will My Copyright Last?
It’s a simple question, one that a lot of people ask. Unfortunately the answer is not quite so simple. The reason copyright duration can be complex (and confusing) is because different rules apply depending on when the creative work was published (or created) and who the original author is. Let’s start with the question of when. If the...

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