Category Archives: Business

Trademark Owners: Beware of Sophisticated Scams

Halloween is almost upon us, and as it approaches, trademark owners must be alert of something especially frightening. Recently, our firm has received another scam letter for trademark renewal fees. The letter, which says it was sent from the “Patent & Trademark Bureau,” is requesting for us to pay a $925 renewal fee for our […]

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Contracts during COVID-19

COVID-19 Contract Issues

These times are nearly unprecedented. And, definitely unprecedented with a society as mobile and technology enabled as we are today. Our society and, especially, businesses are held together by a seamless web of contracts. The relationships we have for services and products are underpinned by our understanding of a contract (verbal or written). An unprecedented […]

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MEDICAL DECISIONS & COVID – 19 “Coronavirus”

Frequently Asked Question How do I appoint somebody to make medical decisions on my behalf if I am incapacitated by COVID – 19? The document you need to execute is called a Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA).  This document appoints an agent of your choosing to make medical decisions on your behalf should you […]

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Don’t Get Trademark Scammed!

Recently, our firm received what appeared to be a “contract” or “bill” for services for which we had not solicited. The company, called Intellectual Property Services, which is based out of the Czech Republic sent a “contract” demanding payment of $2,356 as a “registration fee” for one of our registered trademarks. The “contract” included information […]

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Business Liability Protection

  Attorney John Szymankiewicz feels that an attorney should be a partner in the growth of your business. John believes protecting your assets while helping to facilitate your growth is the best form of practicing a successful business law practice. John aims to provide as much value value as possible by taking your questions about […]

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