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Technology can boost Restaurant Businesses

Restaurants can come in various shapes, sizes, and types. Whether they are franchises, partnerships, owned by corporations, or “mom and pop,” the Yau Law firm believes that EVERY restaurant–no, EVERY business, can increase sales through technology. Some of you may recall America welcoming its first cell phone. It might have looked something like this. Back […]

Own a Florida Business? Annual Reports are Due April 30th!

If you own a business in Florida, whether it’s a corporation, limited liability company, or any type of partnership, you must remember to file an annual report with the Florida Department of State, or else your business may be  dissolved. An annual report must be filed each year in order to maintain an “active status.” […]

Yau Law Firm to Present Live CLE Seminar on Business Formations

The Yau Law Firm helps business owners in setting up their corporate entities, franchising, registering their entities with the State of Florida, and we have also helped non-profit organizations by reviewing and drafting their by-laws and obtaining non-profit status from the IRS.  Whether it’s a matter concerning business property, or someone needs help with a contractual […]

Getting a UPC Bar Code for your Business

If you are looking to expand your business by selling your products to larger retailers, then you should consider getting a UPC bar code for your products. A UPC, or known as the Universal Product Code, is a black and white-striped code often found on commercial products such as cereal boxes, soda cans, electronics, and toiletry items. […]

Teen Convinces Hasbro to Make Gender Neutral Easy-Bake Oven

    Hasbro, one of the largest toy-making companies in the world, will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake oven. According to the Associated Press, McKenna Pope, a thirteen-year old from Garfield, New Jersey, met with Hasbro’s “oven team” on December 17, 2012, to discuss ideas about making the Easy-Bake oven more appealing to both boys and […]

Intellectal Property Supports Economy

Did you know that IP supports economic growth? According to an April 2012 report released by the U.S. Commerce Department, industries dealing heavily with intellectual property (IP) support 40 million jobs. In fact, IP contributes about 35 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP)—that’s about $5 trillion dollars! Why is this good news? While […]

Proposition 8: Nation Waits on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Review Same-Sex Marriage Cases

  The decision to overturn a California proposition that bans same-sex marriages may finally come to the United State’s Supreme Court’s attention. On November 30th, 2012, the Supreme Court justices met to discuss which cases the court will review (that is, whether to “grant certiorari”). Perry v. Brown (formerly known as Perry v. Schwarzenegger) was among the […]

November 24th is Small Business Saturday!

 Between Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, there is one shopping holiday that you wouldn’t want to miss. Small Business Saturday, like the name suggests, is an American shopping holiday dedicated to supporting local shops (the “mom and pop shops”). Americans celebrated their first Small Business Saturday on November 27, 2010. In fact, American Express, […]

Secrets of Savvy Businesspeople

Masahiro Takeda is considered a sake master whose sake advice is trusted and highly respected in the wine and spirits industry.  He comes from a family that has been importing sake from Japan for almost 40 years.  As the vice president of operations at Wine of Japan Import, Inc. and a leader with several other companies, Masahiro’s […]

From Emblems to Empires: Franchising Through Trademarks [Blog Talk Radio Episode]

  Click here to listen to this episode Blog Talk Radio’s “Business Talk” show co-host, Jo-Anne Yau, presented, “From Emblems to Empires:  How Trademarks Become Franchises.”  Ms. Yau discussed how a protected brand can evolve into a franchise chain.  Her guest was Franchise Law professor and former CEO of the Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips franchise, Jim Cataland.  Hetook listeners through […]

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