You've written a masterpiece, created a logo for your firm or designed a new line of environmentally friendly swimwear—now what? In order to protect your work, you need to copyright, trademark or patent it. These three forms of protection are explained below. What is Copyright? A copyright protects original intellectual work, whether that work is a book, a play, a musical score or anything else created by a person. The creator is deemed to be the owner of that property and has the exclusive right to publish, print or otherwise reproduce it.
Getting into trouble with the law is something about 30 percent of teens face at one time or another, with the reasons varying for everything from using or selling drugs to committing violent crimes. No matter why your teen is facing charges, it's probably tempting to ground them to their room indefinitely so you can keep an eye on them and ensure they don't get into further trouble. But long term grounding doesn't tend to work well when it comes to teaching a valuable lesson.
If you have an upcoming court hearing for any reason, there's a chance you might be feeling nervous and uptight about it. This is quite normal because courtrooms can be intimidating, but feeling nervous is not going to help your case. There are steps you can take to help calm your nerves, and here are four different things that could make a big difference. Choose An Experienced Law Firm The first and foremost step you should take is selecting a law firm that is experienced.
If you've been out of the paid workforce for a while and receive Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in lieu of income, you may occasionally find yourself in a cash crunch when a large expense unexpectedly hits your bank account. Repairing a roof, replacing a car, and other occasional necessary expenses can require a surplus you may not have available. However, because SSD and SSI benefits are generally exempt from garnishment by creditors, it can be difficult to qualify for a loan when your only source of income is essentially untouchable.
If an officer has any reason to suspect that you're driving under the influence, he or she may not only ask for a field sobriety assessment, but also a breathalyzer test. Breath tests are a common method for law enforcement to use when evaluating your blood alcohol level. It's important to understand, though, that even if you fail a breath test, it doesn't always mean an automatic DUI conviction. In fact, when you retain a DUI attorney, he or she is likely to ask you a specific series of questions to help determine if you have a solid defense.