Are Racist Trademarks Legal?

This year has been one of protests and indignation for the number of deaths of black individuals by police forces across the USA.  The Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations against police brutality sparked also introspection into all forms of racism, not only the racism that hurts or kills. Some companies started to revise their hiring policies. Others were called out for their lack of black and brown representation in leadership positions. This long-overdue introspection…

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LLC or C Corp? Filing for the Wrong Entity can Bring Problems

Filing the paperwork to start a business in the USA is relatively easy. Many persons do it by themselves without the help of an attorney. This is great and painless most of the times but business owners need to know the different obligations that regulatory agencies impose when creating a legal entity. The easiest way to start a business is by creating a Limited Liability Corporation or LLC. We recommend our clients to prefer this…

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5 Important Take-Aways from the Marijuana Business Panel

Arizona Bar members gathered early November 2019 to discuss the legal framework of the Cannabis business locally and nationally.  Business and trademark attorney Marcos E. Garciaacosta participated in the panel, contributing his expertise in several aspects of the laws and regulations that affect the cannabis businesses. Cannabis in Arizona is legal for medical purposes since 2010 but illegal for recreational use. Still, there are important considerations to note. Here is the lowdown in 5 bullets.…

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