Kramer, Elkins & Watt

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“If you don’t own your masters, your masters own you.” – Prince

This famous Prince quote, given to Rolling Stone, in 1996 pretty much sums up his opinion of the music industry: not enough money to the artists; too much money to the big companies. In 2010, Prince’s words were even more spot-on after proclaiming that the internet is over for musicians as a revenue stream, “Tell […]

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The unicorn cat.

FOUND IT! The perfect image for my uber rad new website, A UNICORN CAT! Now, I’ll get a million clicks and my site will go viral. PUBLISH! Been there? Did you ever ask yourself, can I use that image? Without permission from the owner of that image, the answer to this question is a big […]

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Jessica M. Kramer writes for ibmadison.com

Attorney Jessica M. Kramer has been chosen to write a blog for ibmadison.com, In Business Magazine’s online publication, titled “Law at Work.” Jessica has over eleven years of experience in employment law including serving as legal advisor to businesses, representing individuals in employment discrimination, and serving as in-house counsel at a human resources and payroll […]

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Common I-9 Mistakes Made by Employers

 I-9 If you have employees and you read this headline and are saying to yourself, ‘what is an I-9?’, that likely means one of two things: (a) you don’t know/remember the name of the form you complete for new employees which documents their authorization to work in the U.S., or (b) you are not complying […]

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“Disparaging” trademark seekers, rejoice.

  Simon Tam chose the name, “The Slants,” for his Asian-American rock-band to make a statement about racial and cultural issues in this country. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected Tam’s application to federally register the trademark, “The Slants,” finding it “disparaging.” Tam appealed and won. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit says […]

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