A trademark is a word, name, device, symbol or even a combination of these used to identify one’s goods, the source of the goods, and to distinguish such goods from those of another manufacturer or seller. When one typically thinks of famous trademarks, they might recall Apple Incorporated’s “Apple” logo or the propeller spinning against a blue sky attributable to BMW. These are symbols or icons that we associate with particular products and the qualities that they possess. We all have a basic understanding of what a trademark is; we know one when we see one, but do we know what it takes to infringe on another’s trademark? As I learned more and more about trademark law through my studies, Read More
The moments after an accident can be chaotic. Realizing you’ve been hit, assessing your injuries and those of your passengers, trying to deal with your damaged vehicle, the police, other drivers, just to name a few. With all of these things going on, it is easy to forget to properly document what happened at the scene. But gathering information at the scene of the accident is crucial to your accident case. This is what you need to do: 1. Get the other driver’s information. You need to know who hit you. And a simple phone number is not enough. Unfortunately, people will give you false information. If the police arrive at the scene and either take a report or do Read More
Later today (or perhaps as this is being typed), a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri is expected to release its decision as to whether or not criminal charges will be filed against police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. In the last few months since the incident, several friends and clients have asked us to explain the grand jury process. So, what is a grand jury? In Maryland, a grand jury is a group of up to 23 people who conduct investigations and/or receive evidence to determine whether probable cause exists to charge someone with a crime. Many are surprised to learn that a grand jury does not hear both sides of the case and as such, Read More
Price & Keir is pleased to announce the launch of a series of educational seminars on various legal topics. We’re calling the seminars “The Law and You”, and will provide a wide ranging assortment of legal issues that impact Maryland families and businesses. Firm attorney Duncan Keir will present the first seminar tomorrow evening (2/18/14), and will cover long term planning subjects such as wills, medical powers of attorneys, and guardianship. This seminar is perfect for those individuals with elderly relatives, who may have questions relative to asset protection, medicaid spend downs, etc. Event Particulars: February 18, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Idlewylde Hall, 6301 Sherwood Hall, Baltimore, MD 21239 Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It looks like our friends and clients around the Baltimore office are having a snow day – and if keeps snowing, you might be looking at a long Valentine’s Day weekend. Once you’ve finished surfing the net, cleaning the house, and clearing out the DVR, what is left to do? Lucky for you, there are still two days left to take advantage of Price & Keir, LLC’s Estate Planning Special. We’re offering 25% off estate plans, up to a $250.00 credit, for those persons that complete one of our Estate Planning Questionnaires on or before February 15, 2014. For more details, contact Ed Price or Duncan Keir at 410-528-7205.