Money judgments are awards issued by a judge for a certain sum of money. If you win a judgment, it is valid for ten years in North Carolina. Before the end of that ten-year period, however, you may ask the court to extend the judgment.   How Do Money Judgments Work? The judgment becomes a lien…

For those who may not know my background, before I joined Richard here at Law Plus Plus, I worked at an e-discovery firm in Charlotte. Officially, I was an employee of another firm who sent me to various projects, on a project-by-project basis, like an independent contractor. As many do, I got tired of this…

As mentioned in our Trademarks Part 2 blog, the US Patent and Trademark Office has two general types of domestic trademark applications. These are the 1(a) and 1(b) applications. A 1(b) trademark application is an Intent to Use (ITU) application. This means that you have not yet started using the proposed mark in commerce, but you have…

In Part 1 of this series (Trademarks – Part 1), we introduced trademarks and how they work, in general. In Part 2, we’re going to discuss the registration process. So if you’re already in business and profiting from your name and mark, then why register? Because registration creates a presumption that you were the first…

This Tax Affects… If you’re a small business owner in North Carolina, you’re probably aware that new laws expanding the State sales tax took effect in March of 2016. Here’s a breakdown of some of the types of businesses that are affected by this expansion: · Vehicle Repair · Shoe Repair · Watch, Clock, and…

Lease agreements are meant to serve a useful purpose for businesses – the ability to rent space, at a reasonable price, for an agreed-upon period of time. What could be better for a small business, especially those without the capital or credit to purchase real estate? Well, one problem can be the length of the…

Commercial lease agreements serve a useful purpose for businesses. They provide the ability to rent space, at a reasonable price, for an agreed-upon period of time. What could be better for a small business, especially those without the capital or credit to purchase real estate? Well, one problem can be the length of the lease. Small…

We spoke about trademarks in our prior post here, which discussed what a trademark is compared to the other types of intellectual property. Here, we plan on going a little deeper into one specific area of trademark law.   Trademark Components Trademarks can have several components to them: (1) the literal element (AKA, words); (2)…

As we move forward in our ever-digital world, businesses are affected more than ever by the ability to communicate more quickly and efficiently. One serious implication for business and technology is the click-wrap agreement. It’s a weird name, but it’s an agreement that you can sign with the click of a button, whether on your…

                  Do you know what a trademark is? Some legal terms can be confusing, and the differences between trademarks, patents, and copyrights can be unclear. Trademarks, patents, and copyrights are all distinct concepts within intellectual property, and they all serve different purposes. Let’s talk more about trademarks….

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