Common words applied in uncommon ways

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This year a British businessman got a lesson in copyright and trademark law when he planned to independently publish a book called Business Zero to Superhero. Seems Marvel Comics and DC Comics filed a joint trademark over 30 years ago for the word “superhero.” Really? Should words in common usage be eligible for trademark? The businessman, a law student, argued…
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Videographers Capture and Preserve Real Moments with Insight

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We’re all familiar with them outside the courtroom — recording depositions, filming an interview with an expert witness who lives clear across the country, or documenting testimony from a witness who can’t attend a hearing. Not only must they be specialists in film and audio recording, they must be able to work comfortably with people of all ages and backgrounds…
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Lights! Camera! Tips! Preparing your witness for deposition.

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First impressions can make or break a new connection. We’ve seen a poor impression ruin social dating, job interviews and business deals, but nowhere is a good first impression more potent than a video trial deposition. Help your witness leave a jury with the best possible perceptions with these simple tips that may seem like a no-brainer but which are…
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When does the law fall short?

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Several months ago a New York Supreme Court Justice made a decision that made headlines around the world, not only for its complex case but also because of its related accusations involving sexual harassment. That case was brought by pop star Kesha against her producer Luke Gottwald and his Kemosabe Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. The story has…
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Benchmark Agency has personal link to MS Walk

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Benchmark Reporting Agency has a personal investment in participating in the National Walk for Multiple Sclerosis May 1.  CEO and Partner Aimee Goldberg has suffered the debilitating effects of MS for over 20 years. First diagnosed at 24 years old, Aimee’s initial symptoms have become life altering. She is one of nearly 400,000 people in the U.S. searching for the…
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