Differences between an LLC and an Inc.

Thank you Bhavini Mistry again for your thorough research and contribution to this article. In the business world, there are two main types of businesses a company can become which are either a limited liability company (LLC) or a corporation (Inc). Limited liability companies (LLC) are formed by one or more owners and is seen as a “pass-through” business by how the income or losses of the LLC company are sent through the owners that…

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Apple v. Qualcomm, Battle Royal or Battle for the Royalties

Thank you Bhavini Mitry for her contribution with this article.Apple and Qualcomm find themselves in a head-to- head war filing and extending lawsuits against each other over royalties for patent licenses used to produce iPhones. Royalties are legally binding payments to a company for the use of property such as patents. Think of them as rent you pay for the right to use another’s person’s property. Apple is challenging Qualcomm’s royalty license schemes by claiming…

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A Saint you do not want to mess with

Thank you Bhavini Mistry for her contribution this week.   Biswajit Sarkar, a lawyer in India, is filing a lawsuit against nuns who he claims to have “unauthorized use” of Saint Teresa’s trademarked “white, blue-rimmed cotton sari” as a uniform for their religious school. The sari design is intellectual property of the Missionaries of Charity, a global organization that was founded by Saint Teresa decades ago. Saint Teresa was working at a convent in Kolkata in 1931…

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Who Owns The Beatles?

Another contribution of Bhavini Mistry.Earlier this year, Sir Paul McCartney from The Beatles filed a copyright lawsuit against famous music publishing company, Sony/ATV, in order to regain possession of his own songs. This is a complicated legal battle that has been occurring since the late 1960s.In the 1960s the original publishing owner of the songs was Northern Songs but was then sold to ATV. When their music was transferred to ATV, Both Paul McCartney and John Lennon released their stakes…

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When a Jury can not agree

Today I want to welcome and thank  Bhavini Mistry for her contribution on what happens when a jury can not achieve a decision. Please enjoy her post below. Bhavini is currently preparing for the LSAT and plans to attend law school next year.Recently famous comedian Bill Cosby has been in the news accused of sexual assault by at least three persons. After being taken to trial, the judge declared it a mistrial due to a hung…

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