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Gulf Oil Spill – What Are Your Rights?

By | May 5, 2011

We all know that the oil spill that took place in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 was a devastating ecological event on par with some of the more notable pollution disasters of our time. The news fed us images of oil-slicked birds and dead fish washing up on shore and we immediately knew there must have been… Read More »

How Do I Know If I’ve Been Exposed to Asbestos?

By | May 4, 2011

Simply hearing the word “asbestos” can bring about a number of different reactions in people. Some believe that asbestos isn’t a threat where they live or work, so they don’t worry about it. Some people worry about asbestos because they should – even if they’re not at risk. Some people might have the risks of asbestos exposure and… Read More »

The Bolar Provision – An Incentive for Investment and Innovation?

By | January 24, 2011

The Bolar Provision typically defines circumstances in which the proprietors of a patent are precluded from preventing third parties from performing acts which are otherwise protected by patent law. The Bolar provision originated in the United States, by virtue of the judgment Roche Products v Bolar Pharmaceuticals[1]. This judgement had limited the scope of the ‘experimental use exemption’… Read More »

How to File a Class Action Lawsuit

By | January 21, 2011

As someone who’s been wronged, you might feel that the world out there feels bigger during tough times. When you’re just one person who’s trying to restore justice to a small group of people, it might appear like an overwhelming task. But one tool at your disposal – the class action lawsuit – is often an effective way… Read More »

Service Tax on Providing Information Technology Software – Right to Use – Electronically

By | January 21, 2011

In India the I T Industry has been operating well since long now and has contributed to the national economic growth to a great extent. But with increasing number of transactions of sale of I T Products, the commercial issues, disputes have gone on the rise including the Taxation issues like implication of VAT and Service Tax. In… Read More »

Commercial Use Requirements for Filing a Trademark

By | January 21, 2011

An important requirement when filing your federal trademark is showing that you are “commercial using” the mark you want to register. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires proof of “use” so that people do not attempt to register marks to just “reserve” them. 1.  How to prove “use” of a trademark. If you are filing a… Read More »

The Rebirth of Your Credit: Life After Bankruptcy

By | December 14, 2010

You have been doing it for years. The hardship it took to raise her, nurture her, always being cautious, and to keep her on the straight and narrow. But somewhere along the way she went astray. You might think I am talking about your daughter, but no. I am talking about… your credit score…..gasp!

Credit: Credit Score, Identity Theft and Credit Report

By | December 14, 2010

Your Credit Score There’s a lot of hype these days regarding knowing your score and identity fraud, like the catchy commercial to get your “free credit score” by signing up for a credit monitoring service.  Do your wallet a favor and don’t. Most of your credit is made up of:  what types of credit (for example, mortgages, car… Read More »

Credit Card Debt

By | December 14, 2010

When you get into trouble, document the reasons for your hardship and sent your creditor a certified letter.  Make sure you tell them that they are not to call your place of work as your employer does not allow you to take personal calls.  Tell them not to call your relatives, friends or neighbors.  They want money which… Read More »

Divorce, Children and the Holidays

By | December 13, 2010

Every parent should want to raise their children to lead happy, healthy lives as productive members of society. If possible, divorcing parents want their children to be free of the stress and strife caused by breakup of the family. Unfortunately, the holiday season has the potential to create hostility, turmoil, chaos, and stress. This can cause children to… Read More »