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Can I Copyright My Work? What Can Be Copyrighted?

Copyrights give protection to those that express ideas in an original way. There are other ways to acquire a right to an original expression of ideas, such as purchasing a copyright, licensing the copyright, or otherwise transferring the copyright (for example, by assignment). Why Copyright Protection is Important This protection is important not only to […]

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Acquiring a Trademark and Violating a Trademark

Trademarks are important in the business world because often a business is selling it’s good name with each product or service. Businesses spend time and money developing a good reputation with the public, or with their specific markets, in order to obtain more business. Importance of Trademarks A business with a good reputation will want […]

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What Can Be Trademarked?

There are several requirements to obtaining a trademark, such as being the first to use the mark, not obtaining the mark through fraud, continuing use of the mark, and using the mark more extensively than mere token use, to name a few. One main requirement is that the mark be distinctive. Table of Contents Is […]

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What Infringes on a Copyright?

Copyrights in Minnesota are intended to present an incentive to people to create works and share them with the world. If an author, playwright, actor, or anyone else with original creative ideas writes them down, acts them out, or otherwise reduces them to a form that may be shared with others, that person does not […]

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The Bankruptcy Process and the Section 341 Meeting with Creditors | MN Bankruptcy Attorney

If you are filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy, you may already know there you must gather extensive financial information about yourself and your debts before filing the bankruptcy petition. Either you or your attorney will review your debt and your assets to determine what debt is dischargeable in bankruptcy and what assets are protected from […]

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Landlord Rights: Dealing with Problem Renters

Minnesota landlords have legal rights when dealing with difficult tenants: renters who violate their lease, don’t pay rent, damage the property, or otherwise break Minnesota landlord-tenant law. The article below discusses landlord’s rights when dealing with problem renters. Are you a tenant? Contact Homeline, a Minnesota nonprofit organization that helps residential tenants with rental problems. Table of […]

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Bankruptcy: The Extinguishing of Debts, the Automatic Stay, and the Section 341 Meeting

Bankruptcy refers to a legal proceeding through which individuals and companies may petition a court to extinguish debts or to reorganize or restructure debts. You may have heard of Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, or Chapter 13, bankruptcy. “Chapter” refers to the location of the bankruptcy provisions in the Bankruptcy Code. There are other, […]

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Minnesota Bankruptcy: Stopping Collection Efforts and the Automatic Stay

One of the first realizations that a person can’t dig themselves out of a financial hole comes with the repeated calls from creditors and collection agencies. While this may prompt realization of the drastic need for action, it can also increase stress, it may be bothersome, and it may interfere with the other duties a […]

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Bankruptcy: Creditors Must Stop Attempting to Collect While a Bankruptcy Action is Pending

Most people who ultimately file for bankruptcy, first spend a lot of time trying to find another way. A person will cut out unnecessary expenses, review and re-review income and debt, and finally come to the conclusion that there is no way to get back on top and current on all bills. Usually, by this […]

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An Overview of Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 Bankruptcy | Minnesota Bankruptcy Law

Is your debt consuming you? Do you believe you will never be able to get on top of it? Do you get further and further behind every day? You are not alone. In 2009 there were nearly one and a half million bankruptcy filings across the United States. There were 1,473,675 to be precise. Over […]

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Minnesota Bankruptcy: The Bankruptcy Process and its Fresh Start

For some people, their debt just keeps multiplying and there is little realistic chance of getting out from under it other than through bankruptcy. Many people hate this idea. Some people look down on it. People need to realize, however, sometimes bankruptcy is the responsible thing to do for oneself, one’s family, and one’s future […]

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Minnesota Bankrupcy: What Happens in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Who Qualifies

In today’s world bankruptcies are much more common than they used to be. One factor is, of course, the drop in the economy. Some people hesitate to explore the possibility of bankruptcy because they are embarrassed. There is no need to feel ashamed if you are considering bankruptcy. You are not alone. You are by […]

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Minneapolis Bankruptcy Liquidation & Other Chapter 7 Basics

Bankruptcies have become more and more common in today’s economy. There are many types of bankruptcies. You may have heard of Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Those are probably the most common types. Most people who have heard of these types of bankruptcy, however, have no idea what they mean […]

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A Brief Overview of Chapter 11 Bankruptcies | Minnesota Bankruptcy Filing

There isn’t just one type of bankruptcy that fits for all people and all businesses. Many people have heard of Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. There are others as well. The type of bankruptcy filing that best suits one person and his or her circumstances will not always be the same one […]

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Bankruptcy: Owner Liability in the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy of a Business

There are many different types of bankruptcies. Often, each type is referred to by the name of the Chapter in which it is contained in the United States Bankruptcy Code. You’ve probably heard of Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and maybe Chapter 13 bankruptcies. You probably haven’t heard much, if anything, about a Chapter 9 bankruptcy, […]

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Minnesota Confidentiality Agreements: What Are They?

All contracts are promises. People are free to enter into any contract they want as long as there are agreements on both sides, and neither promise violates a public policy or law. A contract will contain promises to act in a certain way or to refrain from acting in a certain way. Confidentiality agreements include […]

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Confidentiality Agreements: Should Businesses Require Employees and Other Contractors to Sign Confidentiality Agreements?

Few people can run a business alone. Most business owners need the assistance of employees, vendors, and other independent contractors in order to run their businesses. However, the inclusion of other people in the affairs of a business necessarily includes others in the circle of people who know certain information about the business not generally […]

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Minnesota Non-Solicitation Agreements: What is a Non-Solicitation Agreement?

Are you an employee being asked to sign a nonsolicitation agreement? Are you an employer thinking of requiring employees to sign nonsolicitation agreements in order to protect your business? An attorney can draft a nonsolicitation agreement for you, or help you understand the one in front of you, as well as negotiate the terms of […]

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Non-Solicitation Agreements: What is the Purpose of a Non-Solicitation Agreement?

A solicitation is defined as a request, an enticement, or an allurement. Non-solicitation agreements prohibit requesting, enticing, or alluring someone to do something. Table of Contents Contractual Agreements Not to Request, Entice, or AllureBenefits of Non-Solicitation AgreementsSpecifics of Non-Solicitation AgreementsLimits to Non-Solicitation AgreementsBreach of a Non-Solicitation Agreement Contractual Agreements Not to Request, Entice, or Allure […]

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Minnesota Litigation: Settlement or Trial, Which is Better?

If you are in Minnesota litigation or facing the threat of litigation in Minnesota, you may be wondering whether you should settle your case or take it to trial. Here are a few considerations as you consider what is best for you. In most cases, it is in the interest of all parties to try […]

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Does a Copyright Have to be Registered to be Valid?

A person who expresses an original idea has a copyright in the original idea. This gives the person the exclusive right to reproduce, sell, act out, or otherwise copy the expression. Allowing copyrighting encourages people to create and express new and original ideas without concern that someone else will steal away both the credit for […]

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Minnesota Bankruptcy: What are the Consequences of Filing for Bankruptcy?

Sky On Fire by Mar10os Bankruptcy is intended to help good people out of bad situations. It can be frightening, daunting, and sometimes shameful, but it shouldn’t be. We are living in a time when the economy has recently bottomed out leaving many, many people faced with multiple creditors, endless collection calls, and no way […]

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Minnesota Bankruptcy: Filing Bankruptcy May Help You – And You're Not Alone

Ordinary people file for bankruptcy. Let’s face it, the economy is not currently strong and it has been a severe lows in the recent past.This has caused many, many people to find themselves swamped in debts that will consume them before they are ever able to repay all the debt. This is the purpose of […]

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Types of Copyrights and Copyrighted Material

There are a few different ways a person could become an owner of a copyright. One way is to author the copyrighted material. Another way is to collect and put together the works of others into one collective work. A person may obtain a copyright through authorship in a compilation. A person might obtain a […]

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Is it Necessary to Register a Copyright?

Copyrights perform an important function in our society. Copyrights encourage creators to share their creations. Copyrights do not apply to ideas alone, they apply to the original expression of ideas. A person who creates an original work has a copyright in that work. A copyright gives the owner the exclusive right to the reproduction of […]

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Minneapolis Bankruptcy: Benefits and Consequences of Filing for Bankruptcy

Are creditors calling relentlessly? Do your monthly bills for past debt far exceed your monthly ability to pay? Do you lay awake at night trying to figure out what to do? Are you among the many individuals considering bankruptcy in this economy? Who Files for Bankruptcy? If you are considering bankruptcy, you have debts you […]

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Ramifications of Copyright Infringement

Sheet of Music by Jon Bragg A person obtains a copyright in a creative work if the person’s creative work is original. A person may, but is not required to, register his or her copyright. Registering a copyright makes it easier for a person later to prove copyright infringement. A person is not prevented from […]

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Minneapolis Bankrupcy: Who Should File Bankruptcy and What Debts Will Go Away?

No one hopes to file bankruptcy. No one enjoys it. Filing for bankruptcy is a very personal decision. But filing for bankruptcy is not the end of the world. Bankruptcy laws are intended to help people, not harm them. There are, of course, consequences to filing bankruptcy, but there are also many benefits. If the […]

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What is Protected by a Copyright?

A Copyright prevents others from using certain creative works. Copyrights are established to protect creative works from being copied. The Protection of a Copyright A copyright gives the owner of the copyright the exclusive rights to whatever is copyrighted. This means that the owner is the only person permitted to make copies, give out, sell, […]

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Minnesota Copyright Law – Copyright Owner Rights

A person may obtain a copyright in his or her work under certain circumstances. A person may not copy the entire work of another and obtain a copyright in that work. In order to copyright a work, the portion to be copyrighted must be an original expression. However, there are many ways to create an […]

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