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The tide is turning on the steady flow of celebrities rushing to the United States Patent and Trademark Office to register the names of their children. If you’ve kept up with the applications, you may have noticed that many of them have failed to obtain these sought after federal registrations for exclusivity. It’s evident that…

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We’ve learned a lot about Ermias Asghedom, aka Nipsey Hussle, since his untimely death on March 31, 2019, all of which has contributed to the void felt within the hip-hop community and the Black community as a whole since he departed. Most people knew Hussle as an artist, but his creative endeavors extended beyond the recording…

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Celebrities are infamous for either failing to plan altogether or planning in a way that doesn’t consider all possible outcomes, which is almost as bad as not having an estate plan in the first place. Here’s a few tips on properly planning for your estate: Plan for the unknown: Rapper XXXTentacion died with a will…

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Have you ever wondered if you need to have a federally registered trademark to protect your brand? If you are a business owner or a brand, more than likely you do. A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs that identify and distinguish (“mark”) the…

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Rapper Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside his L.A. store on Sunday, March 31. He is survived by his two minor children and longtime girlfriend Lauren London. Assuming Hussle died without an estate plan, all his assets would pass to his children in equal shares since he was not married at the time of his death.…

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