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Certain Time Irrelevant For Community Trademark Prioritization - Germany

Where the priority of the community trademark over a national trademark is in debate, then the day of registration is pertinent and not the...
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Managers Of A Limited Liability Company Can Be Liable For Faulty Organization – Germany

It is the responsibility of the manager of a Ltd Company to have a decent enough overview of the financial and economic situation of the...

Cargo was Stolen from a Warehouse? The Warehouse will be Required to Pay the Import Taxes - Israel

This article is dealing with the responsibility of a warehouse to the goods that are storage in it. Many importers enlist the services of the...

Advertising Discounts, Distribution Fees and Warranty Fees in Israel

This is an article regarding advertising discount and distribution fees. The Customs Authority has recently published a draft of a position...

Principles of Registered Capital System in Non-Public Turkish Companies

The communiqué on principles of registered capital system in non-public companies has been declared by the Ministry of Customs and Trade...

Singapore Business Law - Letters of Intent and What They Achieve

Business owners generally assume that a Letter of Intent made precursory to a contract would be legally binding and entitle you to legal...

Singapore Business Law - Shareholders' Agreement : What's In It for Me?

Why do you need a Shareholders' Agreement? Reducing uncertainty, providing investors with evidence of stability in the business; minimizing the...

Singapore Business Law - Employee or Freelance Contractor?

In recent years, the Singapore Law Courts have come down hard on companies who hire “temps” or freelance contractors as a means to avoid paying...

Singapore Business Law - Checklist for a Distributor Agreement

Business expansion comes in many different forms. One of the most common methods of used by the small businesses in Singapore to expand their...

GUIDE TO ESTABLISHING AND DOING BUSINESS IN UGANDA

The registration/ formation and management of companies are governed by the companies Act 2012 and several other laws such as the Investment...

Malta Retirement Program Rules 2012

In October 2012, the Maltese Government has issued a special tax status for retirees from EU, EEA countries and Switzerland when remitting their...

Introduction of the Malta Recognized Incorporated Cell Company

In the 17th April 2012, the Companies Act (Recognized Incorporated Cell Companies) Regulations (the “Regulations”) were incorporated into...

Protecting Your Assets from Expanding Nursing Home Costs

Nursing home costs are rising, which could be detrimental to your financial health should you find yourself in need of nursing home care, or...

Business in Peru

Peruvian corporations can be incorporated by a 100% of foreign shareholders. The most common corporations are the publicly-held corporation...

New Statutory Rules on Disclosure of Price Sensitive Information in Hong Kong

In order to maintain the integrity of Hong Kong stock market and to ensure a fair and informed market, a new Part XIVA of the Securities and...

Protecting and Growing Your Business in Jamaica - Legal Perspective

Operating a successful business in Jamaica is difficult. Therefore, protecting your business requires the skillful and balanced use of legal and...

The Advantages of Trading Through a Limited Company in the Bahamas

Is your business trading in the most cost effective way and is your legal status adequately protected? Choosing the best legal ‘vehicle’ through...

Can Creditors Attack a Family Member's Inheritance?

It is a good idea to think things all the way through when you are engaged in the process of inheritance planning. Getting resources into the...

DIY Legal Documents Objectively Examined

Oklahoma City estate planning attorneys are licensed to provide legal services to their clients. They are bound by professional guidelines. That...

Unification of Gift and Estate Tax

To be able to proceed intelligently when you are planning your estate you must have an understanding of the relevant tax laws. There are those...

Are All Conditional Gifts Valid?

There is nothing unusual about making an inheritance conditional on something else. Conditional gifts are as old as estate planning itself. For...

Should I Appoint Co-Trustees?

For many people, a comprehensive estate plan includes one or more trusts. Trusts offer numerous advantages such as flexibility, control and both...

Leaving a Veterinary Practice / Closing a Veterinary Practice

This is the last article in my 8-part series on the basic corporate, business and contract law issues for veterinary corporations and veterinary...

Can a Veterinarian Compete Against His or Her Former Practice?

This is Article #5 in my 8-part series on the basic corporate, business and contract law issues for veterinary corporations and veterinary...

Bringing a New Veterinarian into a Vet Practice

This is Article #6 in my 8-part series on the basic corporate, business and contract law issues for veterinary corporations and veterinary...

Buying and Selling a Veterinary Practice

This is Article #7 in my 8-part series on the basic corporate, business and contract law issues for veterinary corporations and veterinary...

Types of Probate Property

What does it mean when an attorney tells you that something is probate property? What about non-probate property? If you don’t know, then you...

Hidden Assets That Warrant an Estate Plan

One of the most common reasons people give for not creating a comprehensive estate plan is that they do not believe they have enough assets to...

Legal Professors Examine DIY Last Wills

When you are looking for the facts with regard to products and services a highly respected go-to resource is Consumer Reports. Their website and...

Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery and Compliance Country Report: Turkey

Turkey, even restructured its banking sector several times, has still not made sufficient progress in money laundering and compliance...

Honoring Your Last Wishes – Are You Sure Your Family Will Do So?

When it comes to honoring your last wishes regarding your funeral and burial, are you sure that your family will do so? What if you want to be...

Co-Ownership of Property and Avoiding Probate – 3 Questions

Question 1: Are There Different Types Of Co-Ownership of Property? Yes, and not all types of property co-ownership avoid probate. The different...

The Hungarian Holding Company Regime: It Offers Everything and a Little More

When the tax planning departments of multinational enterprises look for favorable locations for holding companies they mostly end up in using...

Venture Capital Law in Switzerland

A Q&A guide to venture capital law in Switzerland which gives a high level overview of the venture capital market; tax incentives; fund...

Collecting Accounts Receivable and Business Debts

Introduction - The Legal Aspects of Credit and Collections - To succeed, businesses must be paid promptly and in full. With the help of their...

Doing Business as a Limited Liability Company

Introduction Limited liability companies offer investors and business owners a new alternative for doing business. Although limited...

How to Set Up a WOFE in the Free Trade Zone in Shanghai, China

Time estimated to set up a WOFE in the Free Trade Zone in Shanghai: 2 to 3 months. I - Investors - Individual or corporation from foreign...

How to Set Up a Foreign Invested Consulting Limited Company

Here is described the working process for setting up an advising company in China. I. Company Name - **** Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd - II....

If You Want a Brooklyn Bagel, Go to Brooklyn, not Palm Beach….

Any Floridian bagel junkie will know that Brooklyn Water Bagel company is for producing the ‘best’ bagels on the east coast, made with New York...

Court Reporting Goes Digital in Florida

Digital court reporters in Miami and Coral Gables are not computers but they sure rely on them. The world has changed substantially in recent...

How Can I leave Money to My Grandchildren without Spoiling Them?

Anyone with a substantial amount of assets eventually asks this question.Wanting to protect and provide for your grandchildren when you die is...

How to Pass Down a Large Inheritance and Not End Up With a Spoiled Beneficiary

Knowing that you are in a position to leave behind enough money to provide for your loved ones when you die is a wonderful feeling. However,it...

How Can a Non-Turkish Company Open a Bank Account in Turkey?

This article summarizes what should a non-Turkish company should do in order to open a bank account in Turkey. Business has been truly global...

Should you incorporate your veterinary practice?

In part one of this series, I answer the question, should you incorporate your veterinary practice? What are the costs and benefits of forming a...

Legal Compliance Checklist for a Veterinary Corporation

In my last article, I ask the threshold question, Should you incorporate your veterinary practice? In this Article #2, I give you a legal...

Veterinarian Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements

In this article, I first discuss when a veterinarian is a contractor as opposed to an employee. Second, I look at the essential terms of a...

Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreements for Veterinary Corporations

In this article I explain shareholder buy-sell agreements for veterinarians and veterinary corporations. A buy-sell agreement (also called a...

Arizona Court of Appeals Upholds Damron Agreement and Declares Facts in Stipulated Judgments

The Arizona Court of Appeals recently upheld as valid and enforceable a Damron Agreement in which an insured and its excess insurer assigned...

Foundation of JV in Russian Jurisdiction

  By DS Law
Deciding on a joint venture’s location (joint venture vehicle) is one of the most important steps in the planning and structuring of a joint...

Company Sale: Limited Opportunities, Unlimited Liability - Hungary

With the amendment of the Bankruptcy Act of Hungary, from 1 March 2012 the legislator has significantly expanded the scope of such circumstances...

Retirement is Expensive - Are You Getting Prepared?

Retirement should be looked at as an expense that you must prepare for well in advance. As the baby boomer generation reaches retirement...

Liaison Office Regulation Amended in Turkey

The Regulation governing the liaison office opening procedures in Turkey was recently amended. This article discusses the main changes brought...

Turkish Tobacco and Tobacco Products Markets from a Legal Standpoint

This article provides an overview of the Turkish tobacco legislation. Law No. 4733 Regarding the Organization and Duties of the Tobacco and...

Are You Responsible for Your Parent’s Care?

In some sense, most of us feel emotionally or culturally responsible for taking care of our aging parents in both a physical and financial sense...

Super PACs vs Other Types of Non-Profits

Super PACs are starting up everywhere, but many of them would have been better off as a 501(c)(4). Do you know the difference? Do you know the...

On the Way to the New Height: Walmart’s Acquisition of Yihaodian Cleared on Conditions in China

The global retailing giant Walmart announced in February that it would further acquire 33.6% interest in Yihaodian, a leading B2C e-commerce...

Conducting Depositions in Japan per Letters Rogatory

Today’s business world has become very global. So it makes sense that more and more litigation involving business would be global as well....

Implications of Ohada Law on the Business Incorporation System of the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently acceded to OHADA (“Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires”),...

Forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in New York

  By Murray LLP
One of the most common forms of conducting business in New York is through a Limited Liability Company (LLC). This short article will cover some...

Proposed Changes to the Trustee Ordinance and Related Matters in Hong Kong

To promote Hong Kong as Asia’s major asset management center and to attract more local and overseas settlors to choose Hong Kong law as the law...

Law No. 148/2012 on the Legal Framework of Electronic Documents - Romania

Romania has recently passed into law, Law no. 148/2012 which establishes the legal framework for the issuing of electronic documents (invoices,...

Entrepreneurs and Business Development around the World

Introduction, Small Business and Southern Europe’s Economic problems. Because my Arizona business law firm represents businesses and start ups,...

Starting Your Own Law Practice

I. Getting Started - As a lawyer, or sometime in your life, you have probably heard the saying by Abraham Lincoln: “He who would be his own...

Attorney-Client Privelege for Transactional Attorneys

Attorney-Client privilege is a particularly tricky issue for attorneys who handle business transactions in Phoenix, as they so often have...

Arizona Business and International Law

A decade or more ago a client of our business law firm needed some advice on an international transaction. We called several local firms that we...

Immigrant Business; Immigrant Entrepreneurs

We hear so much about immigration in the context of border controversies that we may forget the vital role that immigrant owned businesses play...

How a Non Licensed Person Can Work With a Medical Practice

In this article I discuss how a non-licensed person can work with a medical practice, including the use of an administrative / management...

Leaving a Medical Practice / Closing a Medical Practice

This article gives a very brief overview of how a physician leaves or closes a medical practice. The physician can’t just walk away – leaving or...

Buying and Selling a Medical Practice

This article gives a quick overview of buying and selling a medical practice. I discuss the deal from due diligence, through deal terms, to the...

Leases for Medical Offices

Medical offices need special lease provisions. All leases need negotiation and revision, but leases for physicians need a little more. In this...

How to Dissolve a Company in Indonesia

The general principle on dissolution of Limited Liability Company is stipulated under Article 143 paragraph (1) of Law No. 40 of 2007 regarding...

Arthritis Warning Signs

As we get older, our bodies tend to develop specific types of medical conditions that are much more common in the elderly than they are in...

Why Elderly Depression Can be Hard to Detect

It's estimated that about 6 1/2 million seniors suffer from clinical depression. Though many seniors experience depression as the result of...

What to Do if Your Dad is Pursued by a Gold Digger

Having an elderly parent can cause any child to worry, especially where there are health concerns involved. But what do you do if your elderly...

What to Research

In preparing to make important life decisions the first thing to do is to research your options. You cannot make good decisions until you know...

Know Your Options

Estate planners often talk about creating the plan that meets the specific needs of the individuals they are advising. They ask what you want...

Check List for Acquiring Landed Property in Ghana

The number of land disputes pending at various courts in Ghana bears testimony to the problems surrounding land acquisitions. One false step in...

The Larry Hillblom Story - Case in Point for Updating Your Estate Plan

Although you may not be familiar with the name Larry Hillblom, you have probably used the company he founded or at least heard of it. Hillblom...

Dealing With the Death of a Family Member - Common Steps That Must Be Taken

As much as we all wish that we would never be faced with the death of a close family member, it may happen at some point in time. In the midst...

Federal Medicaid Fraud Audit Program Has Negative Returns

A recent report from a government watchdog group shows that a federal Medicaid audit program designed to curtail some of the $60 billion a year...

Life's Not Fair for LGBT Couples

You have undoubtedly heard the old axiom "Life's not fair." We all know that it's true. We would like to believe that on some level, things even...

Watching the Trustee

Who Watches the Watchmen?" has become a modern classic line. In case you don't know, The Watchmen are a fictional group of superheroes. In their...

10 Reasons Why Potential Franchisees Need a Franchise Lawyer

Are you a potential franchisee or even a current franchisee? Do you really need a franchise lawyer? That depends on your experience and appetite...

Benefits of Trademark Registration in Australia

In Australia, there are many benefits to registering your valuable brand as a trademark. Trademark registration gives you the exclusive right to...

Stieg Larsson -- Another Example of Why Estate Planning is So Important

In case the name doesn‘t ring any bells offhand, Stieg Larsson is the author of the awarding winning novel turned movie, The Girl with the...

$1.5 Million For Texting? That is Awesome, Dude

Between email and texting and IM and social media messaging in its varied forms, the number of ways to communicate without ever actually...

Highlights of Corporate Taxes in the Democratic Republic of Congo

This brief gives insights on taxes applied to corporate income and corporate capital gains. Corporate Income Tax - Congolese companies are taxed...

Doris Duke’s Estate Battle -- Why Contesting a Will is Sometimes Necessary

Most people have heard of the concept behind a Will contest, yet most have never been involved in one. A Last Will and Testament cannot be...

Qualifying for Medicaid without Committing Medicaid Fraud

For many senior citizens, the cost of medical care and services is a big concern. Often, healthcare plans that were in effect while working are...

Cayman Islands' Court of Appeal Re-affirms Status of Segregated Portfolio Companies

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has re-affirmed the distinction between segregated portfolio companies (“SPCs”) and their segregated...

Transferring Quarry and Mining Rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC]

The mining code of the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC] provides for a possibility of leasing and assigning mining and quarry rights. Since...

Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

A natural segue from our last article regarding conviction records is to briefly touch on background checks and the requirements of the Fair...

New Liaison Office Regulation of Turkey

A new regulation published on 03 July 2012 dated, 28342 numbered Official Gazette amending the Regulation for Implementation of Foreign Direct...

Environmental Audit, One of the Conditions for Mining Operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mining is a key sector and continues to grow in several part of the world including in the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC]. Legislation for...

Shareholder Buy-sell Agreements for Medical Corporations

In this article I explain shareholder buy-sell agreements for physicians and medical corporations. A buy-sell agreement (also called a...

May a Physician Compete against His or Her Former Practice?

If you are in a group medical practice, you might wonder, “Can I or another doctor in this practice set up a competing practice?” “Will a...

Bringing a New Partner into a Medical Practice

This article gives an outline of how to bring a new physician into a medical practice. I go from common sense to legal advice, from the...

Termination Clauses in Physician Employment and Contractor Agreements

In this suite of articles, I explain the basic corporate, business and contract law issues for medical corporations and group medical practices...

Doing Business in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic has best legal framework for the Foreign Investment - Legal System - The Constitution of the Dominican Republic defines the...

The Franchise in Panama

The success of franchises in Panama is based on the trust and smooth communication of the parties and the enterprise will of the franchisee, as...


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