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Considering Filing For Bankruptcy Protection?

Bankruptcies are something we handle with dignity and respect at Bernicky Law Firm in the Chicago area and suburbs. It’s never something to be ashamed of; in many ways it’s a business decision where people who have been struggling for years finally make the decision that they need a fresh start to their lives. People

Seinfeld Wins Culinary Copyright Claim

Jessica, not Jerry, Seinfeld won a big decision in New York Court this week as the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan sided for Seinfeld and against Missy Chase Lapine. Lapine brought suit claiming that Seinfeld copied her copyrighted secrets from her 2007 book “The Sneaky Chef,” which aimed to get children to

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the only United States President to hold a patent. As a young man, Abraham Lincoln took a boatload of merchandise down the Mississippi River from New Salem to New Orleans. At one point the boat slid onto a dam and was set free only after heroic efforts. In later years, while traveling

Hulu Going To A Pay Service?

Seriously, just add more commercials to get more revenue. I’ll just check my email while they are airing, just like I do when watching broadcast TV. With all the options out there, I’m just wondering who is going to pay $9.95 a month for limited options…. seems like this may be the beginning of

Official Website Launch

After months of Development, we are proud to announce the official launch of this week! Thanks so much to all who’ve helped me edit and improve this site. I think the result is a great site, so again, Thanks! ~James

M&M’s In Trouble Again!

For several years, Mars/M&M’s have been dressing up M&M’s as classic characters for their commercials, including “Star Wars,” Pirates of the Caribben,” and “Transformers without much litigation, aside from a 2008 suit by the “Naked Cowboy” which later was settled out of court. This time around, Zorro Productions claims to own the trademarks associated with

Judges and Lawyers In Florida Must “Un-Friend” Each Other In short, Florida’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee ruled that Florida’s judges and lawyers should no longer “friend” each other on Facebook due to worries of perceived conflicts of interest. I’m in agreement with a few on the committee who dissented, saying judges should be allowed to have attorneys as Facebook friends because those connections