ARE YOU BEING “GOOD”? ESG IS REAL–AND AN SEC RULE PROPOSAL CAUSING CONSTERNATION.

industry associations, ESG--Environmental, Social, and Governance--isn't going anywhere anytime soon, although it may be watered down somewhat--for now--which is usually what happens when rules are proposed by Executive Branch Agencies. Wait . . . I thought business was about making money?

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Businesses in PA – New Filing Requirement

All businesses in Pennsylvania - be advised. There is a new law enacted and signed into law recently that affects all businesses that operate in Pennsylvania, whether formed in PA or formed in another state and registered to do business in PA. The new law is the revised Title 15. Most of the entity laws … Continue reading Businesses in PA – New Filing Requirement

Have You Eaten at McDowell’s?

“Look . . . me and the McDonald’s people, got this little misunderstanding.  See, they’re ‘McDonald’s.  I’m McDowell’s.  They got the golden arches.  Mine’s the golden arcs.  They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick.  We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onion.  But, they use a sesame seed bun.  My buns have no seeds.”

Belarus ‘diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist’, opposition says

This is how 3rd World Countries act with respect to political opposition. Let's pray it does not get this level in the U.S. A Ryanair plane from Greece to Lithuania was diverted to Belarus for several hours on Sunday, with activists saying it was done to arrest a dissident journalist on board. Flight FR4978 was … Continue reading Belarus ‘diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist’, opposition says

Feds probing American Express’ business, consumer card sales practices

American Express disclosed on Friday that several federal agencies are probing its sales practices for its small business credit cards and consumer cards. The company said in a regulatory filing that it received a grand jury subpoena in January from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York over its sales practices for its … Continue reading Feds probing American Express’ business, consumer card sales practices

USPTO report examines the impact of Chinese government subsidies and other non-market factors on the recent rise in patent and trademark filings in China

January 13, 2021Press Release21-01 CONTACT: (Media Only)Paul Fucito or Mandy Kraft(571) 272-8400 or paul.fucito@uspto.gov or mandy.kraft@uspto.gov WASHINGTON — A new report published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), “Trademarks and Patents in China: The Impact of Non-Market Factors on Filing Trends and IP Systems,” discusses how the high rate of Chinese patent and trademark filings … Continue reading USPTO report examines the impact of Chinese government subsidies and other non-market factors on the recent rise in patent and trademark filings in China