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Posted by: Joe Whitcomb
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Like many of you, my ride to work in the morning is long and can feel like a giant waste of time. I have tried many diversions and distractions like ...
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Avoiding Adverse SBA Size and Status Decisions

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As the value of government contracts increases, so does the likelihood your company, as the winning bidder, will face a size and standard protest ...
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Can’t afford to file a $600 opposition to a competitor’s pending trademark application? Maybe you can file a $50 Letter of Protest instead.

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If you have a registered trademark and someone else is trying to register a mark that is very similar to yours, you’ll want to speak up. You invested ...
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Signed Contract Modification Supersedes Prior Verbal Agreement

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It is not uncommon for a project to encounter delays, rework or project scope changes. When this occurs, the contractor needs to submit a change ...
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Substantial Material Change in Government Contract Solicitation Requires New Quotations from Offerors

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There are several ways a government agency contracting office can request a quotation or a bid from an offeror. One way is a request for quotation ...
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Protecting Your Business Against Copycat Websites and Cybersquatters

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Cybersquatting or domain squatting is registering, trafficking in, or using an internet domain name in bad faith with the intent to profit from ...
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Price Premium must be Adequately Justified in Best-Value Decision

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When issuing a solicitation, the solicitor can assess the bids or quotations using a best-value tradeoff evaluation. The tradeoff evaluation process ...
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Inaction by Government Contract Officer Causes Ratification of Purchase

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It is not uncommon for a company to offer discounts on its products or services. Generally, this occurs when products are ordered in bulk or ...
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Apple's Trademark Lawsuit vs Swatch

Posted by: Brandon Selinsky
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Apple recently filed a lawsuit against the Swatch company under the claim that Swatch is capitalizing on Apple’s mark. Apple's Trademark Lawsuit vs ...
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Are Incontestable To Trademarks Contestable?

Posted by: Brandon Selinsky
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REQUEST A CONSULTATION A long-running trademark dispute between the City of Portland and a craft brewery within that city, Old Town Brewery, is over, ...
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