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Losing a trademark requires a pattern of popular infringing usage of the trademark combined with ongoing failure to protect said trademark. Missing a few small occurrences of infringement here and then won't endanger the trademark, but a snowball effect is possible if larger companies see that the trademark is not being enforced.More info:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_trademark
It's a funny letter, but if Starbucks pursues further action Exit 6's resulting legal bill probably won't be so amusing. And if Exit 6 does stop using the trademarked name then the C&D worked perfectly in that Starbucks got a win without unnecessary expense.
This link should help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clip_art#Image_Rights If clip art is public domain or royalty-free with commercial use allowed (some RF images only allow personal use) you can copy it. Otherwise you would need to request permission from the author/copyright owner.
True, the key is whether or not you actually needed to pick something up for the business for that trip. I was thinking more along the lines of being careful not to turn regular personal grocery shopping trips into "business" trips by just picking up an extra bag of sugar for the business. Similar to how dining out with friends could turn into a deductible "business meal" by just saying "business is doing great", to me that's fudging.
Try contacting your local SCORE chapter: http://www.score.org/
For most scratch recipes, freezing the cake will maintain the taste and texture for quite a while.
As long as there was a business purpose for the trip the full mileage should be deductible. However I would err on the side of not deducting the trip if the main purpose was grocery shopping for personal use and you just happened to pick up a few business items.
I was not being "casual" about it. I've lived with a severe nut allergy (and an egg allergy) for 35 years and once you are old enough to manage it yourself you eventually learn not to freak out about your allergy, not to overreact, and not to let your allergy define your life.As an individual, you just need to be careful about what you eat, err on the side of caution when someone else is preparing your food, and keep your allergy meds/epi-pen with you at all times. As an...
The analysis you linked to makes the standard tax denyer error of misinterpreting the meaning of "voluntary" in Flora vs. US. The Justia link I posted above is the official record of that case. The Supreme Court has spoken, there is no other side to this issue.You are welcome to challenge the validity of paying taxes in court, but first you must pay all tax you owe (according to Flora vs US).
The facts of the relevant Supreme Court case I posted (Flora v. United States - 362 U.S. 145) directly refute your position.
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