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Perchville’s Namesake Saved by Trademark Law

Trademark Background Michigan trademark law is governed by the Trademarks and Service Marks Act, which is modeled after the federal law governing trademarks, The Lanham Act. A trademark is any word, symbol, phrase, or any combination thereof, adopted and used […]

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Michigan’s State Real Estate Transfer Tax “SRETT” Refund

Background and How it Works The housing crisis led to the State of Michigan lending a helping hand. In July 2015, the Michigan Supreme Court readjusted the Michigan Transfer Tax Act to allow more people to recoup taxes paid at […]

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Law4U-Estate Planning YouTube Series

In an attempt to reach younger demographics, Attorney Robert Miller has created a YouTube series, “Estate Planning is not just for the wealthy.” Please watch, subscribe, and share at www.basiclaw4u.com Click Here

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The Death of Billionaire Tom Benson Provides Insight Into Privacy in Wills & Trusts and The Dangers of Challenging Your Father’s Competence

Former billionaire owner of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, Tom Benson, passed away.  He was on his third wife and there was an apparent fight with his daughter in 2015 over his mental competence regarding running these […]

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Supreme Court Expands Protections for Federal Trademarks

On June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in Matal v. Tam, that the anti-disparagement provisions of the federal Lanham Act, which governs federal trademark applications, infringes on free speech rights of trademark applicants. The Supreme Court held that Asian-American […]

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Michigan Court of Appeals Affirms Corporate Limited Liability Protections

Under Michigan law, corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) are treated as separate and distinct entities or “persons.” Shareholders, owners, and members are presumably not liable for business obligations as a general rule. This enables business shareholders, owners, and members […]

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