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Does the Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare Impose a 3.8 Percent Sales Tax on Your Home?

Barring repeal after the upcoming election, a 3.8% Medicare contribution tax will come into effect in 2013 to help pay for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare (the “Act”). There is a lot of false or misleading information on the Internet about this tax and its impact upon the sale of one’s home. Continue reading Does the Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare Impose a 3.8 Percent Sales Tax on Your Home?

The High Cost of Failing to Comply With a Contractual Notice of Claim Provision

A decision earlier this year from Justice Elizabeth H. Emerson of the New York State Supreme Court, Suffolk County Commercial Division, illustrates the harsh consequences that can result from failing to comply with a contractual notice of claim provision, even when the alleged breaching party has actual notice of the apparent claim. Continue reading The High Cost of Failing to Comply With a Contractual Notice of Claim Provision

Losing Protection of Registered Trademarks by Abandonment

Trademarks are an important part of any business. Once a mark is registered and, therefore, federally protected, the protection afforded by the registration is dependent upon continued use of the mark. The owner of a trademark loses its rights to a mark if it does not use the mark in a consistent and controlled manner. Continue reading Losing Protection of Registered Trademarks by Abandonment

The Basics of Copyright and Trademark

Copyrights and trademarks are collectively known as intellectual property rights. A copyright protects an original artistic or literary work. A trademark protects and identifies the source of goods of one party from those of another, and, similarly, a service mark protects and identifies the source of a service, rather than a product. Continue reading The Basics of Copyright and Trademark

Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare

On June 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius. Continue reading Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare

Twomey Latham Launches The Suffolk Law Blog

Twomey Latham is pleased to announce the launch of the Suffolk Law Blog.  We plan on using this blog as a place to comment on important legal developments and trends that are impacting the Long Island community. Our attorneys will provide you with valuable insight on their experiences and suggestions for dealing with a broad range of every day legal issues. Please check back often for our latest posts or you can also subscribe via RSS to make sure you are staying on top of all our great content.