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December 2017 Archives

Can a person be fired because of a disability?

Employment discrimination is against the law in various circumstances, which is something for both employees and employers to know. For instance, employers aren't allowed to turn down a potential employee just because he or she has a disability. As long as an individual is capable of performing the job, he or she should receive a fair chance at employment.

Protecting intellectual property protects your business

Intellectual property is an important asset for any business. Every startup needs to consider how it can protect its ideas and plans for the future. It has to protect its products and its way of doing things. Intellectual property comes in many forms, but knowing how to protect it is important.

How Facebook is tackling intellectual property infringement

In the era of social media, companies have unprecedented opportunities to connect with their customers. However, with this inundation of information—that can be viewed and shared with the click of a mouse—comes elevated risk that a company brands could be misused or abused. May companies have developed social media policies, which dictate the ways in which their content may be used. However, policies alone have not proven adequate at thwarting the pervasive problem of intellectual property infringement on social media.

China takes strides to combat intellectual property infringement

For years, China has been known as a haven for cheap knock-offs, a veritable outlet mall of fake iPhones, Prada handbags and Nike running shoes. And it’s not just smaller items that are subject to counterfeiting; Chinese counterfeiters have been known to replicate entire American cars.

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