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Useful tips and step-by-step guidance from filing to issue to license
Acquire and protect your share of this major business asset
Want to secure and exploit the intellectual property rights due you or your company? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how -- helping you to evaluate your idea's commercial potential, conduct patent and trademark searches, document the invention process, license your IP rights, and comply with international laws. Plus, you get detailed examples of each patent application type!
Discover how to: Avoid application blundersRegister trademarks and copyrightsMeet patent requirementsNavigate complex legal issuesProtect your rights abroad
The entire body of U.S. patent laws
Example office actions and amendments
Trademark registration certificates
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The new edition of a popular guide to the key issues in tax reform, presented in a clear, nontechnical, and unbiased way. To follow the debate over tax reform, the interested citizen is often forced to choose between misleading sound bites and academic treatises. Taxing Ourselves bridges the gap between the oversimplified and the arcane, presenting the key issues clearly and without a political agenda. Tax policy experts Joel Slemrod and Jon Bakija lay out in accessible language what is known and not known about how taxes affect the economy and offer guidelines for evaluating tax systems-both the current tax system and proposals to reform it. This fifth edition has been extensively revised to incorporate the latest data, empirical evidence, and tax law. It offers new material on recent tax reform proposals, expanded coverage of international tax issues, and the latest enforcement initiatives. Offering historical perspectives, outlining the basic criteria by which tax policy should be judged (fairness, economic impact, enforceability), examining proposals for both radical change (replacement of the income tax with a flat tax or consumption tax) and incremental changes to the current system, and concluding with a voter's guide, the book provides readers with enough background to make informed judgments about how we should tax ourselves. Praise for earlier editions "An excellent book." -Jeff Medrick, New York Times "A fair-minded exposition of a politically loaded subject." -Kirkus Reviews
Chapter 1: Preparation for the Witness
Chapter 2: Questioning Techniques
Chapter 3: Impeachment with Prior Inconsistent Statements
Chapter 4: Cross Techniques
Chapter 5: Preparation for the Expert
Chapter 6: Confronting the Expert
Chapter 7: Tips for Trial Practice
What happens to your estate after you are gone is very much
within your control. Estate planning is not only for the wealthy;
it is for everyone. It is simply the process of deciding where your
assets are to be distributed after your death. For those people who
wish to preserve their assets for designated purposes such as
family or special charities it becomes necessary to make special
A solid reference for both the everyday and the unexpected legal issues, written by practicing attorneys
Law 101 is an essential reference that explains: How laws are made How the court system works How each area of the law impacts your daily life
Key information for important questions: How does a lawsuit begin? How do civil and criminal law differ? When do state laws trump federal laws? What makes a contract solid? What can you expect if called as a juror? What can you expect if called as a witness? And other complex areas of the law that you need to know.
No home reference shelf is complete without this indispensible guide. The new edition also includes information on legal subjects that have become more important recently, including alternative dispute resolution, privacy rights, and Internet law.
In this reprint of Law's Empire,Ronald Dworkin reflects on the nature of the law, its given authority, its application in democracy, the prominent role of interpretation in judgement, and the relations of lawmakers and lawgivers to the community on whose behalf they pronounce. For that community, Law's Empire provides a judicious and coherent introduction to the place of law in our lives. Previously Published by Harper Collins. Reprinted (1998) by Hart Publishing.
The Student Support and Benefits Handbook is the definitive up-to-date practical guide to financial support for students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.Produced in conjunction with the National Union of Students, this new edition is fully updated for the 2017/18 academic year, and contains all the latest rules on students' entitlement to benefits and tax credits, including universal credit.Useful summary tables and step-by-step guides are included to help assist with calculating benefit entitlement in the light of student income.
Can the government seize your house to build a shopping mall? Can it determine what control you have over your own body? The answers to those questions come from the Supreme Court, whose rulings have shaped American life and justice and allowed Americans to retain basic freedoms such as privacy, free speech and the right to a fair trial. The revised and updated edition of Michael G. Trachtman's page-turner includes ten important new cases from 2010 to 2015. In addition, a special section features analyses of the new term rulings planned for June 2016.
The Framers of the American Constitution took special pains to ensure that the governing principles of the republic were insulated from the reach of simple majorities. Only super-majoritarian amendments could modify these fundamental constitutional dictates. The Framers established a judicial branch shielded from direct majoritarian political accountability to protect and enforce these constitutional limits. Paradoxically, only a counter-majoritarian judicial branch could ensure the continued vitality of our representational form of government.This important lesson of the paradox of American democracy has been challenged and often ignored by office holders and legal scholars. Judicial Independence and the American Constitution provocatively defends the centrality of these special protections of judicial independence. Martin H. Redish explains how the nation's system of counter-majoritarian constitutionalism cannot survive absent the vesting of final powers of constitutional interpretation and enforcement in the one branch of government expressly protected by the Constitution from direct political accountability: the judicial branch. He uncovers how the current framework of American constitutional law has been unwisely allowed to threaten or undermine these core precepts of judicial independence.
- Knife Laws of the U.S.: Loopholes, Pitfalls & Secrets is the indispensable guide to Knife Laws for Knife owners, carriers, collectors, dealers, writers, manufacturers, attorneys and law enforcement. - This comprehensive book on Knife law, written by one of the most respected legal authorities on the subject, reveals Loopholes, Pitfalls and little known Secrets based upon the years of legal experience of Attorney Evan F. Nappen. - Easy to understand explanations to frequently asked questions. - Key definitions of Knife-related words and phrases.
This study guide, endorsed by the Home Office, is designed to accompany "Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents" (3rd edition 2013, ISBN 9780113413409), the official handbook which covers all the questions that may be asked in the citizenship test (valid for tests taken from 25 March 2013). Chapter 1 provides general information about the Life in the UK test. Chapters 2 to 6 consist mainly of practice questions (each chapter has the same number as the relevant chapter in the main publication). Also included are a full ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) entry 3 level reading self-assessment test and additional sources of information.
Updated to include new terms and to incorporate recent changes in laws and judicial interpretations, this handy dictionary: Contains over 2500 legal terms defined in clear, easy to understand English Translates "legalese" for the layperson Includes hundreds of examples to illustrate the definitions Is an ideal book for quick reference or to learn more about the law: Non-lawyers will appreciate the way this book cuts through the complexities of legal jargon and presents definitions and explanations that are easily understood and referenced. The terms are arranged alphabetically and given with definitions and explanations for consumers, business proprietors, legal beneficiaries, investors, property owners, litigants, and all others who have dealings with the law. Find definitions on everything from Abandonment and Abatable Nuisance, all the way through to Zoning.
The Law Machine demystifies the procedures, customs and controversies of the English legal system.
Marcel Berlins and Clare Dyer explain and discuss how the system evolved and how it has been changing, the way it operates - including vivid descriptions of the trial process - and how lawyers work. At every stage they ask: is the English legal system as good as we have the right to expect?
Now completely revised and updated for this fifth edition, The Law Machine surveys recent developments in the workings of the machinery of justice and the outlook for the future. The authors show how the legal establishment has tried to adopt a more open, modern approach. At the same time, far-reaching and controversial changes to the system promise better access to justice for all, but will they achieve that aim?
"Recommended." -Library Journal Coming up with a million-dollar idea is only the first step in what might seem like a long and difficult process. In The Patent Guide, Second Edition, experienced patent attorneys Carl W. Battle and Andrea D. Small deliver basic and comprehensive advice that is easy to understand and will allow you to protect, promote, and profit from your ideas. Chapters discuss such topics as: How to commercialize your invention Where to find sources of information and assistance What guidelines you should follow when obtaining a patent How to obtain foreign patent rights How to maintain confidentiality of your ideas When to use patent attorneys and agents How to deal with invention brokers and promotion firms How to enforce your patent against infringement Fully updated and revised, this new edition includes information on inventor notebooks and records, updates to the patent filing process in the United States and abroad, the latest USPTO forms and templates, and changes to electronic filing and submission procedures. With easy-to-use forms and step-by-step instructions, The Patent Guide is an indispensable tool to help minimize costs and maximize profits of your ideas and inventions.
Modern communications have enabled fraudsters to operate on a massive scale that was previously unimaginable. Thousands of people, mainly the old and vulnerable but also those who are highly intelligent and successful, are relieved of billions of pounds each year. It is estimated that one in 20 UK bank customers were the victims of scams in 2014 alone. No-one knows the full scale of fraud because embarrassed victims often fail to report it. Despite all the publicity surrounding scams in the press, people keep falling for old tricks that often re-emerge in new guises. Scammers are ingenious, utterly ruthless and without conscience. Rodney Hobson, author of the best-selling beginners guide to stock market investing Shares Made Simple, has produced the first definitive guide to scams, categorising the different types, listing tell-tale signs and advising how to spot a fraudster and avoid becoming the next victim. This makes the basic principles behind each type of scam more recognisable and it shows how scams have evolved and re-emerged through time.Danger lurks for those unwary souls who part only too readily with their hard-earned cash and this book will help readers be alert to the risks. It is also meant to entertain, as we learn to grudgingly admire as well as despise the ingenious crooks who lurk in the shadows.
The Musician's Business and Legal Guide provides vital information to help demystify the music business and the complex body of law that shapes it. This book answers such questions as how to protect name and copyright; what is and is not legal about sampling; what are the legal issues surrounding digital downloads and streaming; what are the jobs of managers, talent agents and publishers; what are common contractual relationship between independent and major labels. The new edition includes chapters not covered in depth by other books: social media law, TV talent shows, YouTube, and international copyright. As in previous editions, the book features clause-by-clause contract analyses for 360 record deals, music publishing, management, and producer agreements.
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