What is Intellectual Property?

  When an inventor, author, business or creative professional produce an original work, they create something known in legal parlance as “intellectual property.” These properties can be copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade dress or service marks. The purpose of intellectual property is to secure for those inventors, authors and artists a monopoly right, and/or an exclusive…

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Nationwide Takata Airbag Recall Still Ongoing

Takata, the maker of the defective airbags found in millions of vehicles, has now pleaded guilty to accusations that it deceived automakers about the safety of the airbags it made. Currently, automakers are disputing allegations that they knowingly installed those defective airbags in their vehicles, but where does that leave the millions of the people…

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What Is a Tort and Where Does It Come From

If you have watched many primetime legal dramas, midafternoon episodes of “Judge of the Hour” or have spent much time perusing major cable news networks, you have probably heard the term tort.  While your first inclination may have been to think of that delicious pastry that graces the window display of your favorite bakery, a…

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How Does a Minor Recover Their Damages after a Car Accident?

When a child is injured in an automobile accident the child is allowed to claim damages for his or her injuries, as a skilled car accident lawyer Milwaukee WI relies on might explain. In most cases the issue is resolved by negotiations with the responsible party’s insurance carrier and a settlement is reached that covers the child’s…

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Why Top CFOs Use Sale-Leasebacks to Raise Capital

All businesses eventually reach a point where they need additional capital to fuel growth. Traditional means of doing this include raising equity or taking on more debt. Growing in popularity, one of the more underutilized options for businesses that own their own real estate is the sale-leaseback option. A sale-leaseback involves a business selling its…

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