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  • Court denies trademark holder’s damages award

    October / November 2016
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 387

    Abstract: What a jury gives, a court can take away. That’s the lesson of Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc., where two courts rejected a jury award of almost $7 million against an infringer because the infringement wasn’t “willful.” This article discusses the case and the willfulness requirement. Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc., Nos. 2014-1856, 2014-1857, March 31, 2016 (Fed. Cir.)

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  • Self employed? There’s a retirement plan just for you

    Fall 2012
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 387

    Abstract: While a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan or a traditional profit-sharing plan is a possible option for the self-employed, this article explores the solo 401(k) plan. Solo 401(k) plans combine features of a standard 401(k) with those of a profit-sharing plan and enable participants to make larger annual contributions than some other options allow.

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  • Use a reverse mortgage as a cash resource

    June 2012
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 387

    Abstract: When an older homeowner has significant equity in his or her residence and needs funds, but lacks the resources to make monthly payments on a conventional mortgage, a reverse mortgage might provide a solution. This article explains how a reverse mortgage works and notes who may benefit, but warns that expenses associated with a reverse mortgage are high.

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  • BANK Wire – Federal Reserve sets rule on appraiser independence

    Winter 2011
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 387

    Abstract: This issue’s “BANK Wire” discusses a Federal Reserve Board interim final rule on appraiser independence that expands on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It also explains why community banks seeking new sources of capital should consider applying to the Small Business Lending Fund.

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  • Construction Success Story – Cross-training saves contractor money, worry

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 387

    Abstract: In this issue’s “Construction Success Story,” we meet a contractor with a commercial construction business in a sizable metropolitan area who was concerned about the fact that many of his seasoned employees were baby boomers who would be ready to retire in a few years, and there weren’t enough younger workers entering the field to take their places. After discussing the situation with his financial advisor, the two recognized that perhaps the most cost-effective option was to cross-train existing “craft” employees (such as electrical or carpentry staff).

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