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A QUICK WORD ON SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS

Introduction: Special needs trusts are truly special. In general, trusts are governed by state law. Special Needs Trusts are governed by federal and state provisions. These trusts are heavily regulated and reviewed. Therefore, only a qualified attorney should be used to create a special needs trust.   Special needs trusts permit a disabled or elderly to qualify for public benefits. These trusts are sometimes referred to as special or supplemental needs trusts. The term "special" or "supplemental" is interchangeable. The primary distinction of such trusts is whether the special needs trust is…

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MISSING A DEADLINE ON FILING A RESPONSE IN TRADEMARK PRACTICE

Trademark law is a little more forgiving for disorganized procrastinators than other areas of law. This is a good thing.  First, to qualify the glaring colloquialism, the Trademark Law refers to Title 15, Chapter 22 of the United States Code, otherwise known as the Lanham Act. The Lanham Act sets up rules and standards for examination and enforcement of trademarks. The act also authorizes the director of the Trademark Office to create rules of practice at the Trademark Office. These rules have been codified under Title 37 of the Code of Federal…

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