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|

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 |2019-10-21T18:48:09+00:00September 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 |2019-10-21T18:48:12+00:00November 16th, 2011|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 |2015-10-07T14:23:26+00:00June 5th, 2008|Regulatory Compliance|
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