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Protecting Your Trademarks Can Be a Life Saver

Creating Sparks since 1912 Several years ago, when my daughter was much younger, I told her how Life Savers made sparks in her mouth. She, of course, had to see for herself. I patiently watched and waited while she stood in front of the mirror in a darkened bathroom,...

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Contract Disputes and Watermelons

Something to Think About When You’re Chin Deep in a Slice of Watermelon It’s almost time for our annual 4th of July festivities. Aside from watching fireworks, one of the biggest Independence Day traditions is cookout/picnic complete with fresh watermelon. If you’re...

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Potentially Lethal Legal Combinations in Contracts

Another Reason for Fava Beans to Freak You Out The season for fava beans is now - from the spring to summer time. If you’re like me, when you hear the words “fava beans” you think of the iconic quote from Silence of the Lambs where Hannibal Lecter stares eerily at...

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CAN-SPAM and Canned Spam

Tasty Spam Versus Scary SPAM Recently I was watching a rerun of Bizzare Foods: Washington, D.C. with my family. On the show, host Andrew Zimmern, eats strange and wonderful foods from all over the world. In this particular episode, he stopped off at various food...

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The Blame the Bean Defense Doesn’t Work

A seed is a seed is a seed. . .unless the seed has a lawyer After having indulged in all the heavy BBQ from spring cookouts and thinking of the looming hot weather approaching, I’m craving something light - a little sushi with edamame. If you’re not familiar with it,...

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Shhh – Don’t Tell Anyone. It’s a Trade Secret.

You Probably Won't Find Trade Secrets at an Estate Sale   Recently, Cliff Kluge, a Georgia antiques dealer, claimed to have found the secret recipe to Coca-Cola. He found the “secret formula” in an old box of papers from an estate sale of a Georgia chemist. The...

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What Patents Have to Do with Chocolate Chips

In Honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. . . In the 1930s, Ruth Graves Wakefield was in her Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts when she made culinary history. One story goes that Ruth ran out of baker’s chocolate when she was making her chocolate cookies....

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Why Starting an LLC is Like Throwing a BBQ

A Rose Is a Rose By Any Other Name. That's Not The Case With BBQ and LLCs You know it’s truly spring (despite the past few intermittent bursts of winter) when you step outside and get that mouthwatering aroma of grills and smokers getting back to work doing what they...

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Creating Legal Partnerships

What Does a Wreath of Flowers Have to do with Your Business? The first of May is May Day, which is Lei Day in Hawai'i. While it's never been made an official state holiday, Lei Day has been commemorated in Hawai'i every May 1st since 1928. It includes the tradition of...

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Exploring The Forgotten Zones

Snowy white frost is all over my freezer, making my frozen foods an icy mystery. I sigh as I dig out my directions on how to speed clean your freezer in 20 minutes (yes, it can be done) and get to work and ask myself how I could let it go for so long. I'm always...

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Birthday Freebies Are Like Internet Legal Forms

Too Much Cake and Too Many Freebies May Be Great Today, But You Won't Be Too Happy Tomorrow Last week I had the good fortune to celebrate 5 birthdays in one day. As with most birthday celebrations, they involved food. In addition to all the birthday cake (and one...

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