Category Archives: Articles

What You Need to Know About Power of Attorney

By | September 14, 2011

It’s one of the most powerful legal moves you can make, and yet not many people are aware of it. What is it? Well, when you consider the fact that it allows someone else to sign documents and write checks on your behalf, you’ll probably be asking that very question. And the answer is as simple as reading… Read More »

How to (Finally) Get the Collection Agency Off Your Back

By | September 12, 2011

In today’s economy, it’s an all-too-common occurrence. People pay for everything on their credit cards, or spend so much time ordering merchandise online that they begin to lose track of it all. Soon the collection agency starts sending letters – and you’re so lost you don’t even know where to begin.

What These Famous Small Claims Cases Can Tell You About Your Case

By | September 9, 2011

If you’ve never been to small claims court before, the process can seem daunting. Sure, the name “small claims” isn’t exactly intimidating compared to regular court proceedings. But in the face of a justice system that’s so experienced with just about every case under the sun, you may find yourself asking if you have much of a case… Read More »

How To Know When It’s Time To Go To Small Claims Court

By | September 8, 2011

The country’s justice system is set up to ensure both fairness and security. The problem is that sometimes, what’s fair is not necessarily…well, all that big of a deal. But even small claims might mean a great deal to you. That’s why small claims courts can be great ways to ensure that you receive justice, even if you’ve… Read More »

Avoid These Common Business Law Mistakes as You Build Your Business

By | September 2, 2011

In business, there’s no escaping this simple fact: we operate in a world of laws. In many cases, we might not agree with these laws, as excessive and wasteful regulations hamper the progress of innovation. But many of these laws work to our advantage, and there are good reasons they’re kept in place. These are the kinds of… Read More »

Responding to Office Actions Issued on Trademark Applications

By | August 31, 2011

An office action is a letter from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) notifying the applicant of a problem with a trademark application.  In an office action, the U.S. government trademark examining attorney informs you, the applicant, of a specific problem with your application.  The problem could be anything from a technical error with your application… Read More »

EU Budgetary Perspectives 2014-2020

By | August 29, 2011

The European Commission has faced the challenge of being able to fund a number of policy areas where the EU could be more effective, by acting at EU level, in preparing its proposals for the future budget of the European Union.  In its proposal, based on the Europe 2020 Growth Strategy, a new funding potential can be seen… Read More »

How You Can Get Arrested for Someone Else’s Crime (and How to Avoid It)

By | August 26, 2011

If you’re a lawyer, there are great advantages to understanding criminal law. After all, a defense attorney should have an intimate knowledge of criminal law if they plan on helping their clients – for them, it’s part of their everyday business. But what about people who aren’t lawyers, people who are simply interested in the law? What possible… Read More »

Five Corporate Contracts You Should Never Be Without

By | August 23, 2011

Want to know a quick way to sink your business? It’s easy: stop putting everything in writing. Rent an office from someone who doesn’t “do” lease agreements. Pay your taxes with as little information from tax forms as possible. Operate your business like an LLC, but don’t actually register as an LLC. That should put you under pretty… Read More »

EU Energy Policy and Targets

By | August 19, 2011

Energy Efficiency Plan In March 2011, the European Commission adopted a plan for saving more energy through concrete measures. Energy efficiency is a key tool to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness and reduce energy dependence, as well as the level of emissions.  The measures proposed aim at creating substantial benefits for businesses and public authorities.