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Intellectual Property Law Issues for Business

Artistic people share a common misnomer – “It will never happen to me.” It, in this instance refers to infringement of intellectual property, such as literary works, musical scores, plays, inventions, designs, symbols and/or names developed for commercial use.

Unfortunately, plagiarism, counterfeiting, copyright infringement or any use of your intellectual property without having obtained your permission can and will happen.

Odds are it could happen to you. Therefore, it would be prudent for all artists to get prepared with correct information. Otherwise, it’s like watching your house float down the street and wishing you’d bought flood insurance.

The next step is to contact several intellectual property lawyers until you locate one who “feels right”. Then, should the unimaginable happen, you will be prepared and you can continue to do what you do best – create.

Many small business owners are guilty of not knowing and/or ignoring their rights of protection under the intellectual property law. If your business owns or creates original works, you may need ongoing support from an intellectual property lawyer.

Let’s explore a few areas where an attorney specializing in intellectual property law can be of assistance. Under the umbrella of this law are copyrights, patents and trademarks.

Copyrights: Copyright owners have economic rights to financially profit from their works and to forbid other people to use their works without permission. Owners have exclusive performance, display and replication rights. Ideas aren’t copyrightable, the unique expression of ideas are.

Patents: Patents protect inventors of new products. Other people are precluded from making, selling or using patented inventions for a specified time period.

Note: Intellectual property lawyers are versed in the filing of patents, which can be a daunting process for the layman.

Trademarks: Trademarks are implied when a business uses a logo, name or symbol repetitively to distinguish themselves and/or their product from other companies.

Trademarks may include unique aspects, such as color, shape, sound, smell, etc. that help differentiate similar products from each other.

Original works are conceived with sweat equity. The U.S. Government has recognized rights of its citizens to create and profit financially from intellectual property. Strict laws govern the violation of these rights.

Should “it” happen to you, it is imperative to hire an intellectual property lawyer to process and/or litigate your lawsuit against the person(s) who violated your rights. It is not right; furthermore, it is unlawful for people to reap the rewards and residuals of your creative works.

 

 

Selecting A Translation Agency That Makes Great Choices For Business Translation

In an effort to save money and time, some companies experiment with in-house translation of business materials. As a rule, this lapse in judgment saves neither time nor money. As one of the most common mistakes that all size businesses make this one ranks up there with other ineffective translation methods such as automated software and freelance translators to do the job.

According to Caroline Myers at the FLS Translation agency, choosing the wrong translator has the potential to waste far more time and use up great amounts of financial resources and are often still ineffective. The question is, how does one go about selecting the right translation services for the purposes? The key to getting this right is understanding the precise translations needed. It is critical that you make the appropriate choice while seeking translation service for your business. in the long run, this will make a big difference for your overall business operations.

To serve your translation needs best, you should select a company that offers translators familiar with your targeted area as well as the business you are operating. For instance, if you wish to offer instructions about how to safely use your medical equipment, it is essential that you utilize interpreters who can create localized text. It will certainly not be useful to have the translated directions in European French when the products will be sold in Canada. That means the translation company you choose should know the area in which you do business.

In addition to knowledge about the local area, you will need translators with specific knowledge about medical equipment if the translations are going to be effective. By having your materials properly translated, you will be ensuring that the meaning of your message will be conveyed completely and in the same way as they are in English. On the other hand, if you choose the wrong company for translation services, the result could be highly unsatisfactorily which lead to a less than satisfying business deal in the area you have selected, wasting both time and money.

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Commercial HVAC System Maintenance

Commercial air conditioning (HVAC) systems use equipment and technologies to efficiently heat and cool very larger buildings while eliminating odors. The environment of a commercial building is very different from a family home. A more extensive system is required to control odor, eliminate chemicals in the air, and maintain the temperature of the industrial or commercial environment. The people that maintain these systems require different training than those only working on home systems.

Since the technologies and environments are different, the service providers you rely upon for installation, maintenance, and repair of your commercial HVAC systems should be different. A residential HVAC technician may not have the skills and knowledge necessary for installing, repairing, and maintaining a commercial HVAC system, and vice versa. When you hire an HVAC service for your home or commercial building, make sure the technicians walking into your home or business have the experience and expertise for the job at hand. Continue reading

Steps for Improving Your Network Cabling Business

If you have a network cabling business, it is important that you understand a few steps that will assist in improving your company and building your brand. For many, the concept of network cabling is understood to the point in which the user understands that the products assist in providing phone and computer services. However, apart from this basic knowledge, most people do not understand certain concepts and procedures associated with the business conducted by network cabling companies. In order to improve your business, you must be able to inform your clients of what you have to offer in a way that they are able to understand. In addition to this, there are several other steps that you may take in order to improve your network cabling business:

  • It is imperative that you offer your clients the best network cabling products at the absolute best prices possible. Regardless of what products and/or services that a company offers, all customers want to know that they have the capability of acquiring the best products at the lowest prices possible. If you are able to do this, you will find that your customer base fills quickly.
  • You should ensure that you take the steps to properly build your brand. One of the best techniques for doing this is to provide a way for customers to provide reviews about your network cabling products and services.
  • The last step to improving your network cabling company is to make certain that you do everything possible to build trust with your current clients and establish trust with your potential clients. If you are trusted, the customers will come. People want to know what is in it for them and they want to ensure that you will deliver on your word. By taking the time to build trust, you are sure to build a large database of customers.

There are many simple steps for acquiring a solid reputation that will assist in improving your network cabling business. The steps outlined in this guide have been deemed as the most successful among business owners. By performing each and every single one of them, you will build brand, people will trust your company and you will find that your customers are loyal to your brand.

Unraveling the Mysteries Behind Good SEO

Search engine algorithms advance more and more each day as engineers devise increasingly complex ways to provide the best search results. While that’s great for the consumer, it means that SEO specialists really need to know what they’re doing if they hope to achieve their goals. A wide variety of strategies and techniques must be used, and this takes time and effort.

Understanding Search Engines

It may help to understand how search engines work. Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines are all competing to provide the best search results. Each one has developed complex algorithms designed to provide the most relevant results to each query. To do this, the search engine’s algorithm has to weed out any results that are irrelevant or spam sites.

Once upon a time, site owners were able to “crack” the algorithm code by stuffing their pages with keywords and key phrases – and that meant that plenty of sites showed up in search results that had little or nothing to do with the query. Nowadays, however, sites like this are recognized immediately by the search engines. Continue reading

Change is Absolute-Adapt!

One of the absolutes in business is that there is always change. People who keep adapting to the change succeed and those that don’t fail.

When my dad was young and just returning from world war two he decided if he could just be making 45,000 a year by the time he was 40 he’d be set. Remember, that was a LOT of money then. He reached the goal but was disappointed in the fact that by that time it was no longer that much money due to inflation. Instead of giving up he set new goals. He changed, he adapted, and he succeeded.

By the time my father passed away he was a multimillionaire many times over.

Adapt, roll with the punches, set new goals, and be successful with change.

LINDY USB Adapter Makes Adding Monitors Fast and Easy

Lindy USA, a supplier of cables, adapters, and USB security for computer, networking and audio video applications announced a new USB to DVI Adapter. This adapter enables users to connect an additional monitor to their PC or notebook via USB in record time. Faster than getting a graphics card out of its box, this adapter makes short work of facilitating multi-screen presentations, providing a wider screen area for palettes and tools and enabling users to multi-task more efficiently by eliminating the need for overlapping windows.

The LINDY USB to DVI Adapter supports both VGA and DVI-D connections giving added versatility for users to connect a wide range of monitors, LCDs or projectors to a computer’s USB 2.0 port. Bus powered, up to six adapters can be connected to one PC and it can also be used to extend or mirror a Windows desktop.

Opening up the PC just to install a graphics card can be too much hassle for the average PC user and certainly not an option for laptop or netbook users. Our latest adapter makes it easy and fast for users to benefit from an extra display and compact enough to carry around.

Capable of supporting high resolutions up to WUXGA (1920 x 1200) and 1080p when streaming video, this compact adapter allows users to add or remove monitors without requiring a system reboot. In addition, monitors will also easily resume from hibernation and suspend modes.

Google Cuts 4,000 Jobs

Google cut 4000 jobs from it’s Motorola unit. I guess profit comes way before people.

If you didn’t know, Google is a search engine. I guess some people don’t know according to a conversation I just had. I bet every internet marketing person knows about them. Funny how my conversion went though, ok, what is internet marketing? Sorry bud, not enough time today, got to run.

What is an Active Extension Cable

A USB active extension cable comes in handy, period. It will permit you to extend your other USB cables actively, which means that you can see to it that your USB powered devices and also equipment will perform in the most efficient manner possible. These extension cables are going to offer you a great signal quality while still sticking to the USB 2.0 timing as well as electrical specs. Continue reading

Experience with Personal Injury and Product Liability

Ended up in a situation lately where I was consulting for a company that had created a product several years ago. This product has now become a burden due to a personal injury lawsuit. Looking through a local site in Huntsville on personal injury law, I found out a thing or two. Before you need a personal injury attorney or lawyer, look over as much information on product liability as you can find.  If you have a product that is available to the public, you can be held responsible for any injuries that product may cause. Claims most commonly associated with product liability are negligence, failure to warn, strict liability, breach of warranty, and consumer protection claims. Some simple examples:

Strict Liability – Associated with damages because of an unsafe product.  The court only examines the product and not if the manufacturer took all precautions to make sure the product was safe for use.

Some states have liability laws to protect other parties along the supply chain from fraudulent claims.

Negligence – Failure by the manufacturer to ensure the product does not injure or harm the intended user. Many cases involve the manufacturer’s failure to provide ordinary care which is ensuring the product is of sound design, has no manufacturing defects, and has passed an inspection.

Manufacturing Defects – Normally manufacturers are not liable for product related accidents or injuries unless the product has a defect that can be traced back to the manufacturing process.