18 07, 2019

SCOTUS RULING STRIKES DOWN BAN ON SCANDALOUS AND IMMORAL TRADEMARKS

By | 2019-07-18T13:13:13-08:00 July 18th, 2019|trademark, Trademark, Trademarks & Copyrights, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SCOTUS RULING STRIKES DOWN BAN ON SCANDALOUS AND IMMORAL TRADEMARKS

For decades the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has refused to register trademarks consisting of words or symbols deemed “immoral’ or ‘scandalous’, in accordance with Section 2(a) of The Lanham Act.  In recent weeks, however, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down this long-held prohibition when it ruled that the refusal to [...]

28 05, 2019

HOW DOES PAGA EFFECT EMPLOYERS IN CALIFORNIA?

By | 2019-07-19T07:43:28-08:00 May 28th, 2019|Labor & Employment Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on HOW DOES PAGA EFFECT EMPLOYERS IN CALIFORNIA?

Introduction This article provides guidance to employers in understanding and defending against claims brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA), Labor Code § 2699 et seq. Under PAGA, aggrieved employees are allowed to step into the State’s shoes, specifically California’s Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), to bring legal actions against employers for [...]

3 05, 2019

PROTECTING PERSONAL ASSETS AGAINST LIABILITY FOR BUSINESS DEBTS IN CALIFORNIA

By | 2019-05-24T08:45:33-08:00 May 3rd, 2019|Asset Protection, Business Formation, Business Law, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Commercial Ligitation, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Law, Financial, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PROTECTING PERSONAL ASSETS AGAINST LIABILITY FOR BUSINESS DEBTS IN CALIFORNIA

Although no business owner ever wants to consider the likelihood of being sued for unpaid business debts, breach of contract, or damages caused by their employees, business activities, or the like, these events do happen. What’s more, if businesses do not plan properly, owners may become personally liable for the debts of the business. This [...]

7 03, 2018

CALIFORNIA STATEMENT OF INFORMATION, WHEN TO FILE?

By | 2018-03-07T08:36:06-08:00 March 7th, 2018|Business Formation, Business Law, Corporate Compliance, LLCs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CALIFORNIA STATEMENT OF INFORMATION, WHEN TO FILE?

Don’t miss your deadlines for filing a Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State. Below are the required due dates for filing (penalties assessed range from $50 to $250): 90 Day Statement of Information/Change of Corporate Information: For Domestic Stock, Agricultural Cooperative, Foreign Corporations and Limited Liability Companies, a Statement of Information is [...]

14 12, 2017

How Tax Reform Could Incentivize the Creation of Pass-Through Entities

By | 2018-01-24T07:54:58-08:00 December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Tax Reform Could Incentivize the Creation of Pass-Through Entities

San Diego corporate attorneys provide assistance in structuring companies using the appropriate type of business entity to secure protection from liability and to reduce tax burdens by the corporation and by shareholders. Tax reform proposals put forth by the U.S. House of Representatives and by the U.S. Senate both propose modifications to the corporate tax [...]