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On September 10, 2018, Governor Brown signed a bill (AB 2557) regarding ex officio directors, which will become effective January 1, 2019. Ex officio directors, i.e. persons serving as directors by virtue of occupying specified positions within or without the corporation, are commonly included on nonprofit boards. For example, they may include positions such as the Immediate Past Chair of the Board, a Superintendent of a School District (common for educational foundations), or the Treasurer…
A trademark or service mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used or intended to be used by an individual or entity to identify and distinguish the goods and/or services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods and/or services. United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) Once a mark is registered with the USPTO, the owner of the mark must file specific documents and pay…
A trademark or service mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used or intended to be used by an individual or entity to identify and distinguish the goods and/or services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods and/or services. United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) Once a mark is registered with the USPTO, the owner of the mark must file specific documents and pay…
A fictitious business name statement (dba or “doing business as”) must be registered with the county clerk of the county of the registrant’s principal place of business if the business is any of the following: (i) sole proprietorship doing business under a name not containing the owner’s surname; (ii) partnership; or (iii) corporation doing business under a name other than its legal name. A fictitious business name statement expires five (5) years from the date…
A fictitious business name statement (dba or “doing business as”) must be registered with the county clerk of the county of the registrant’s principal place of business if the business is any of the following: (i) sole proprietorship doing business under a name not containing the owner’s surname; (ii) partnership; or (iii) corporation doing business under a name other than its legal name. A fictitious business name statement expires five (5) years from the date…