What You Say Is What You Get – Or Is It? (Amending Your Trademark’s Goods/Services Description to Match Evolving Technology)

Previously, after going through the long – and many times complicated – process of registering your business’s trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), changing the description of the goods or services that are covered by your federal trademark registration is usually completely prohibited. The only option a business had when it […]

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Rash Decisions About Uniforms

This past Spring Break, our family went to San Francisco for a great vacation. Of course, that was after being stranded in Chicago for three days because of a blizzard. While we were stuck at O’Hare, we waited in line for almost six hours to try to reschedule our flight to California. Then we waited […]

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McCarty Law Welcomes Attorney Kayla J. Giese

McCarty Law is proud to announce that Attorney Kayla J. Giese has joined our law firm. Kayla, a Wisconsin native, previously practiced law in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She comes to us with five years of experience representing individuals and businesses in litigation and business transactions. Kayla focuses her practice on contract law, employment disputes, commercial litigation, […]

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Upon Further Review…

When I was in high school, my buddies and I would always watch Saturday Night Live. I’ll never forget a sketch starring John Goodman as NFL Referee Bill Pitman, who hosted a weekly talk show. Referee Pitman would field questions from the studio audience, such as “Are you legally blind or completely blind? Like, are […]

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Gift While the Gifting’s Good

Last week I wrote about the IRS’s gift tax rules. The annual gift tax exclusion, which is currently $15,000, is the amount of money (or the value of other property) a person can give away each year to any individual without having to report it to the IRS. If someone gives more than $15,000 to […]

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Tis the Season of Giving

When my kids were little, their letters to Santa took longer to read than ‘War and Peace.’ They wanted all different types of toys and games. One year, they even asked for flying backpacks. This year, however, they’d be thrilled with cash. And my kids are not alone. A lot of the parents I talk […]

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McCarty Law Christmas Party 2019

Every year, we look forward to celebrating the holiday season with our attorneys and staff, their families, our retirees, and our summer interns. Our party planning crew worked overtime this year with over 90 attendees – the most we’ve ever had a Christmas party! The holiday spirit was certainly in the air as we caught […]

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Lawsuit is in the Bag

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the movie ‘Caddyshack.’ The comedy classic focuses on Bushwood Country Club, their eccentric golfers and even goofier caddies. The film was Rodney Dangerfield’s first, and his tackiness and crassness clashing with Ted Knight and his fellow country club members’ pretentious and elitist attitudes made for comedic gold. Well […]

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The Price is Wrong

As a kid, I loved the movie, ‘War Games.’ Released during the height of the Cold War, it starred Matthew Broderick as David Lightman, a computer whiz. Bored, David successfully hacks into a video game company’s computer which asks him the movie’s tagline: “Do you want to play a game?” David plays ‘Global Thermonuclear War’ […]

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