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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 | October 3rd, 2017|Business Law, Regulatory Compliance|

Drug Testing in the Workplace

With marijuana legalization spreading, employers are starting to rethink about substance abuse polices and testing. According to a survey conducted by, 9.7% of Americans smoke marijuana before going to work. Surprised? In Iowa, if you’re in the private sector, drug and alcohol testing is optional and an employer can even make it a condition [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|Employment Law, General Law, Regulatory Compliance|

FCC Open Internet Disclosure Rule for ISPs Effective November 20, 2011

The FCC issued its Final Rule on Friday, September 23, 2011 entitled "Preserving the Open Internet".  In the Rule, the FCC seeks to "preserve the Internet as an open platform for innovation, investment, job creation, economic growth, competition, and free expression."  To further that goal, the FCC adopted three basic rules for fixed and mobile broadband providers: [...]

By | November 16th, 2011|Regulatory Compliance|

Iowa Law on Smoking in Vehicles Under Smoke Free Air Act

Iowa Department of Health recently clarified the regulations affecting smoking in vehicles.  Under Iowa’s Smoke free Air Act, smoking is allowed in vehicles that are for the sole use of the driver and are not used by more than one person in the course of employment either as a driver or passenger. Last week I asked [...]

By | July 2nd, 2008|Regulatory Compliance|

Iowa’s Smokefree Air Regulation Update

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is in the process of writing Administrative Rules to provide guidance on the enforcement provisions of the recently passed Smoke-free Air Act.  The proposed Administrative rules areposted on the Department's website. The proposed rules will be presented for review to both the Administrative Rules Review Committee and the [...]

By | June 5th, 2008|Regulatory Compliance|