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Burnadette E Tuthill - Business attorney, Elder law, Taxation attorney & Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning attorney
Jun. 20, 2024
***PROPERTY SCAM ALERT*** Local Police Departments are warning real estate agencies, realtors, brokers, attorneys, and property owners about a significant increase in reports of attempted real estate fraud. The typical scenario is that someone claiming to be the legal owner of a piece of property reaches out to a real estate agent/broker to sell the property, […]
Allison Singh
May. 17, 2024
Why would a county trademark a slogan? Some have been asking that question since Nassau County filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for “Nassau County: Golden Coast to Coast.” While the application process’ $5,000 price tag has raised some eyebrows, the truth is that Nassau County is following a brand […]
Kathryn Dalli - Twomey Latham Attorney- Suffolk County, Long Island NY
Apr. 23, 2024
Following are many important reasons to obtain federal registration of your trademark with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for your business name, logo and/or any brand names that you use in your business. • Registration creates an asset that can be sold or licensed or used as collateral and makes your business more […]
Apr. 22, 2024
What is a trust? Often time people think that trusts are reserved for the ultra-wealthy only. For many of us the word “trust” makes us think of trust fund kids who have seemingly won the genetic lottery. However, a trust can serve many different purposes and are, therefore, not reserved solely for ne’er-do-well grandsons. A […]
Christopher D Kelley - Twomey Latham Attorney - Suffolk County, Long Island NY
Apr. 18, 2024
Twomey Latham Senior Partner Christopher Kelley has been working for more than a year with one of our clients to amend the East Hampton Town Code to allow the leveraging of capital of both developers and employers in the Town to create workforce housing for needy workers. I. NEED Clients, 350 Pantigo Road LLC and […]
Christopher D Kelley - Twomey Latham Attorney - Suffolk County, Long Island NY
Jan. 16, 2024
Through my practice in real estate and land use on the East End of Long Island over the last 42 years, primarily in the Towns of East Hampton and Southampton and their respective incorporated Villages (commonly known as “the Hamptons”) I have come to realize that there are recurring land use issues in the context […]
Allison Singh
Oct. 27, 2023
After years of watching “Shark Tank,” I’m taking a shot at sharkdom next week, as a judge for the Stony Brook University College of Business pitch-fest known as “WolfieTank.” Offering legal perspectives on big ideas is not as sexy as offering a wad of cash, but any “shark” from the original show will tell you […]
Allison Singh
Aug. 25, 2023
When consumers hear “counterfeiting,” they think of fake Rolex watches or Louis Vuitton handbags – not phony merlot. But sales of counterfeit wines and spirits skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic and have not slowed since. It’s now estimated that 25 percent of wines and spirits sold worldwide are counterfeit, costing the industry nearly $9 billion […]
Allison Singh
Apr. 27, 2023
You read that right. While it is often a smart business move to protect a brand with a federal registration, that is not always the case. How do brand owners tell the difference? They can start by asking themselves the following questions. First, how important is the brand to your business? Is it the name […]
Kathryn Dalli - Twomey Latham Attorney- Suffolk County, Long Island NY
Feb. 3, 2023
Generally, common law rights are derived from custom and judicial precedent. Common law trademark rights are those rights that a business owner has from using a trademark, brand name, slogan or logo without having obtained a state or federal trademark registration of the mark. The rights come with using the mark in commerce. Registration is […]
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