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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
The idea of “property” isn’t very tough to figure out. Many people apply this simple formula: if you paid for a house, that’s your property. If you bought a car, that’s your property. The issue does get a little more complicated when you realize you don’t just own property because you paid for it. Sometimes you can create… Read More »