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New US patent law explained

In the United States we have devised a special system to trademark, copyright or patent ideas concepts or plans. Within said system there have been a number of challenges to the procedures and/ or claims against such copyrights (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jun/14/happy-birthday-lawsuit-copyright-warner).  So … Continue reading

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Cottage Food Law (Washington State)

As many of you might be aware, Swift Bend Inc. resides in two locations. One in the greater Tacoma area (University Place) and another in Fall City, Washington. While many of you may reside in any number of locations around … Continue reading

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Marketplace Fairness Act

In the last few weeks there has been a lot of discussion (debate) about a bill that just passed through the Senate. The bill in question is called the Marketplace Fairness Act.  This act, as it is written now, will … Continue reading

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Accurate Advertising and the FTC

When it comes to advertising or marketing your small business you might want to reference a few rules and regulations that are in place. For example, there is a law called the Federal Trade Commission Act that allows the FTC … Continue reading

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Affordable Health Care Act

Periodically we (Swift Bend) will be presenting information that we have gathered during our own research and sharing it with you. You may have noticed Richard Anton’s blog about Django or how to setup a log rotation and webalizer for … Continue reading

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