Category Archives: General Law

Trademark Basics

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

What is a Grand Jury?

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

The Law and You

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 dkeir@fixedcostlaw.com.

Snow Day? Knock out that New Year’s Resolution!

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.

New Year’s Resolution Time – Estate Planning Promotion

2014

It’s that time of the year again. The holidays will be here and gone before we know it, and the time will come for that annual tradition – The New Year’s Resolution. Whether your resolution is losing weight, quitting smoking or paying down debt, New Year’s Resolutions typically involve topics and subjects that are unpleasant and sometimes difficult to achieve. In our practice, the most common unpleasant topic that is put to the side for another day involves estate planning. Who really wants to discuss guardianship issues of young children in the event of a catastrophic car crash? Or end-of-life issues if one person becomes seriously ill or incapacitated? At Price & Keir, we try to make the process as Read More