Trademark Laws

What Should I Do if Someone Tries to Use My Trademark?

Trademark can be legally registered word(s), names or symbols that represent a company or product. An individual or business may file an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register their trademark. If an unauthorized third party uses or replicates your trademark to sell its own goods and services, it can be considered trademark infringement. As the trademark holder, it is your responsibility to uphold your brand and put a stop to the infringement.

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Hippa compliant

Common Situations that Lead to HIPPA Violations

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It is a federal law that establishes guidelines for healthcare providers to protect a patient’s sensitive health information. While most healthcare organizations implement various security measures to comply with HIPAA and protect their patients’ health information, sometimes this information is used or shared incorrectly, which can lead to a HIPAA violation.

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state custody of children in Minnesota

When Does the State Become the Legal Guardian of a Child? How Can a Family Member Go About Gaining Custody?

While Minnesota doesn’t recognize parental rights as fundamental rights, parents generally have the freedom to have and raise their children according to their own personal beliefs and values. However, if a parent causes their child’s welfare or life to be at stake, the state will intervene and in certain circumstances, terminate their parental rights.

The termination of parental rights can be either voluntary or involuntary depending on the situation.

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what is legal malpractice

What Is “Legal Malpractice”?

Just like with medical negligence where a medical practitioner causes physical harm to their patient, legal malpractice occurs when an attorney’s negligent or malicious actions cause damage to their client.

No attorney is perfect, and sometimes they make bad decisions. Just because your attorney has made an honest mistake doesn’t necessarily mean they should be sued for legal malpractice. However, if the attorney handled your case inappropriately due to negligence or with the intent to cause you harm, you may have a solid case against them for legal malpractice.

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What is Harrassment in Minnesota

What Constitutes an Act of Harassment?

In Minnesota, harassment refers to knowingly engaging in behavior that causes the person on the receiving end to feel frightened, threatened, oppressed, intimidated or persecuted.

Harassment can happen anywhere and manifest in different forms. It’s not uncommon for victims to suffer harassment at work, school, in their personal relationships or online. If you’ve become the victim of another person’s harassing behavior, know that there are several legal routes you can take to protect yourself from mental or physical abuse.

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