What Chinese Hacks on US Law Firms Mean for Georgia Businesses

February 3, 2017 | Charles Bowen

Three Chinese individuals allegedly obtained inside corporate information by hacking into two United States law firms. According to Reuters, they targeted the email accounts of the partners of the firms. Prosecutors have charged the three men with trading on confidential corporate information obtained by hacking into networks and servers of law firms working on mergers.

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Topics: Internet Security

Understanding Intellectual Property Law

January 5, 2017 | Charles Bowen

The rationale behind offering legal protection to “intellectual property” is simple: to encourage people to engage in creative works by making sure the creator is able to both maintain control over and profit from their creations. Almost any original creative idea is eligible for some type of legal protection, whether copyright, patent or trademark.

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Topics: trademarks, intellectual property

Understanding Trademark Infringement and How to Avoid It

November 29, 2016 | Charles Bowen

If you are starting your own business, it is crucial that you gain a clear understanding of the legal use of trademark and the dangers of trademark infringement. Infringement cases can be expensive and time-consuming, particularly for a small business. This article is meant to guide you through the basics of trademark infringement and how to avoid it.

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Topics: Copyright Law

FIVE Legal Issues to Consider When Filming in Georgia

November 29, 2016 | Charles Bowen

If you are considering filming your production in Georgia, it is important that you have a clear understanding of the laws in place within the Georgia film industry. There are a number of laws pertaining to actor’s rights, filming locations and film sets that require comprehensive understanding before filming begins. While this is an extremely simplistic and by no means comprehensive list, here are five legal issues to consider when filming in Georgia.

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Topics: Georgia Entertainment Law, Georgia Entertainment Promotion

Breaking Down the legal Components of a Consumer Class Action Suit

November 29, 2016 | Charles Bowen

In cases where a significant amount of time and effort is required to go through the process of suing a large, wealthy organization, litigants may find that a class action suit is the most appropriate legal recourse. A class action suit involves a group of plaintiffs combining their resources to take legal action against a larger organization they believe has wronged them.

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Topics: class action lawsuits

Possible Legal Issues Following a Hurricane

October 23, 2016 | Charles Bowen

As a homeowner, nothing is more devastating than experiencing a natural disaster Hurricanes in particular can quickly demolish a wide swath of land, leaving uprooted trees, flooded roads and houses that have sustained severe damage in their wake.

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Topics: Attorneys Savannah GA

Can an Employer Force an Employee to Stand for the National Anthem?

October 11, 2016 | Charles Bowen

Anyone who pays attention to the mainstream news has likely heard about NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem before games. Kaepernick is a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers and has chosen to sit or kneel as the Star Spangled Banner is played rather than stand.

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Topics: first ammendment

Can Corporations Sue for Defamation?

October 11, 2016 | Charles Bowen

The word defamation is defined as any false communication that is intentional and intended to damage someone’s reputation. When this communication is spoken it is called slander, and if it’s written it is called libel. Depending on the nature and severity of the remarks, defamation may be either a civil or a criminal charge.

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Topics: Corporate Lawyer, Free Speach, Defamation

Investigative Results Show City Systematically and Deliberately Undermined Recorder's Court

September 30, 2016 | Charles Bowen

Formal findings of Chief Judge Tammy M. Stokes regarding human resources complaints of Catrina Perry-Brown and Claire Cornwell-Williams can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

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Topics: Chatham County Recorder's Court Litigation

Is a Presidential Candidate Allowed to Suggest that Someone Shoot Another Presidential Candidate?

September 7, 2016 | Charles Bowen

For anyone keeping track of the Trump vs. Clinton presidential race, you know there has been no shortage of entertaining and disturbing quips, accusations, and statements made so far. Both candidates have put their best mudslinging foot forward, trading barbs on an almost daily basis.

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Topics: politics, first ammendment