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About Joseph Rust

Mr. Rust is an associate attorney at Sullivan & Ward, P.C. Originally from Tinley Park, IL, he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science from the University of Iowa in 2013 and received his Juris Doctorate from Drake University Law School in 2016 with a Certificate in Business Law.

Trademarks and Business Protection

Operating a business and want to distinguish your goods and services from those of all other companies? You should likely consider filing for a trademark. A trademark or service mark or also simply referred to as a "mark" is a word, name, symbol, device, or even any combination of used to distinguish the goods or [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:06+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Business Law, Regulatory Compliance|

Obtaining and Conducting Business using a DBA

Own a Company but operating your business under a different name than originally used to form the business? Have you registered, filed, or recorded for a Doing Business As, "DBA", or "d/b/a" also known as Trade Name, Fictitious Business Name or Assumed Name? Depending on how your company is organized you will need to file [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:06+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Business Law|

Considering an Employment Contract?

You have probably heard many times, a company is only as good as its employees. In Iowa, we are in what is known as an at-will employment state. At-will employment means that if there is no formal agreement in place, generally either the employer or employee can end that relationship at any time for any [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:06+00:00July 10th, 2017|Business Law, Employment Law|