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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 […]

“Emergency Medical Condition” in New Florida PIP Law May Limit Benefits for Car Accident Victims

People involved in car accidents may soon find themselves out of luck or out of cash. Effective January 1, 2013, Florida’s new Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law may limit the amount of benefits claimants (and insureds) can receive. Florida is one of few states to have no-fault insurance laws, (coined “PIP” in Florida), and it […]

Experts in Product Names Consider Trademark Strength and Consumer Effect

  Kate Middleton and Prince William’s recent announcement that they are expecting a baby has the media buzzing and people speculating as to possible baby names.  While the royal heir’s name is tabloid fodder, the business world has always appreciated the importance of picking the right name for their products and services. Some of the […]

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 […]