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Reacting in an Identity Theft Crisis

Identity theft affects 17.6 million people in the United States each year, at a cost of $15.4 billion in 2014. Eighty-six percent of identity theft victims experienced the fraudulent use of existing account information, such as credit card or bank account information. Most victims did not know how the offender obtained their information. The Fair […]

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Business Owners: Be Careful of Continuing Personal Guarantees

ALERT: Sit down with your business clients and immediately inventory any unrevoked personal guarantees that may be lingering out there . . . Generally, in Ohio, a personal guarantor of business debt is liable on a continuing guaranty unless he or she revokes the guaranty agreement in the mode specifically anticipated by the agreement. Importantly, […]

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Understanding the Value of Registering a Trademark

If you have a distinctive name, logo, or slogan and you sell goods or services across state lines or over the internet, chances are that you should be thinking about registering your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Why you might ask? By registering your trademark you impart others with constructive notice […]

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