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Best Practices in Trademark Usage
By Charles B. Brown
These Important Tips will help increase the strength of your trademark.
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Benefits of Registering Your Trademark
By Charles B. Brown
A quick review of the primary benefits of registering your valuable trademark with the United States Trademark Office.
Letter to Client Explaining Trademark Registration Benefits 

Protecting Your Trade Secrets; Lessons from Wiki-Leaks
By Charles B. Brown
If the U.S. government cannot protect against unauthorized disclosure of its secrets by Wiki-Leaks, what can you do to protect your legal rights to your valuable Trade Secrets?  Read Protect Your Trade Secrets 

23 Best Practices for Corporate Legal Services
By Charles B. Brown
A comprehensive listing of the 23 Best Practices for lawyers providing legal services to business clients.
23 Best Practices for Corporate Legal Services Article

Benefits of a Legal Audit
By Charles B. Brown
Legal audits are excellent preventive tools to improve legal processes and legal compliance.  Every company has hidden legal problems; statistics prove that if companies can uncover and resolve these hidden legal problems, they will prevent significant losses and improve their profitability.
Benefits of a Company-Wide Audit Article

How Companies Lose Their Corporate Shield (Piercing the Corporate Veil)
By Charles B. Brown
As the owner of a business, you need to incorporate to shield your personal assets from the creditors of your business. During the life of the company, the company must follow certain legal rules or you as the owner could become liable for the debts of the company.  This article will show business owners how to protect their personal assets.
How Companies Lose Their Corporate Shield Article

Assessing the Tricky Status of Your “Independent Contractors” – Rules you Should Know
By Charles B. Brown
Independent Contractors are an everyday resource for many companies in the U.S.  There are complicated guidelines employers should follow to ensure that a variety of problems does not befall you.  This article discusses, in-depth, the Do’s and Don’ts of working with Independent Contractors.
Do’s and Don’ts of Working with Independent Contractors Article

Litigation Management – Optimizing Your Litigation Results
By Charles B. Brown
There are several strategies that companies and their in-house counsel can employ to make litigation manageable and successful. Taking the simple steps in this article can reduce the cost of litigation, improve results, control outside counsel, and achieve success in litigation.
Litigation Management Article

The On-Site Legal Method 
By Charles B. Brown
A new trend in the private practice of law is the innovative creation of the On-Site Legal Method.  Here, attorneys act like a company’s in-house Law Department, but they are independent contractors. They perform the same services as a traditional outside counsel, but provide greater value.
The On-Site Legal Method Article

The Law Department Method for Private Practitioners
By Charles B. Brown
How In-House Counsel’s best practices can be used by private practitioners.
The Law Department Method for Private Practitioners

Best Practices for Corporate Legal Services
By Charles B. Brown
Corporations have needs which are different from non-business clients’ needs.  Best Practices for Corporate Legal Services are a set of philosophical and legal practice guidelines, some drawn from other service businesses, such as management consulting, which will help optimize your business client’s results.
Best Practices for Corporate Legal Services Article

Corporate Directors Beware: Amendments to the Criminal Code of 1961
By Anthony E. Cascino, Jr.
Anthony E. Cascino, Jr., breaks down new amendments in the Illinois Criminal Code that outlaw corporate fraud. The new amendments make illegal various types of fraudulent activity and allow prosecutors to seek significant fines for their violation. Corporate attorneys should not advise their clients without knowing of these amendments first.
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Web Site Designing: Is Anyone Watching
By Henry N. Meier, Jr.
Henry N. Meier, Jr., examines the way the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates website content. The FTC can regulate website content via its traditional jurisdiction through the United States Attorney General. In the article, Mr. Meier provides the URL to the FTC’s Dot Com Disclosures which outline new and old law regarding deceptive advertising on websites.
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HIPPA and Business Associates Agreements
By Henry N. Meier, Jr.
Henry N. Meier, Jr., covers the fundamental requirements of HIPPA business associate agreements. He examines their impact on HIPPA and provides useful information on the substance of the requirements and sets out their enforcement.
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CAN-SPAM Act of 2003: Will Act Can or Uncan SPAM?
By Henry N. Meier, Jr.
Henry N. Meier, Jr., outlines the essentials of the recent anti-spam law. The new law makes sending unsolicited e-mails illegal. The measure outlaws the use of computers to send spam, deceptive e-mail headers, and concealment of the sender identity. Violators may face fines, mandatory jail time, or both.
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Internet Cookies, Web Bugs, and Spyware 
By Henry N. Meier, Jr.
Henry N. Meier, Jr., explores the problems, tracks the state of the law, and proposes some solutions to clandestine internet snooping. A subversion of privacy, several types of technologies are often implanted on your computer to track
internet usage.
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