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Contact me for: Trademark Search; Trademark Registration; Trademark Office Actions; Trademark Oppositions; Trademark Cancellations; Trademark Infringement Litigation

Morris Turek is an experienced trademark attorney who works with individuals, businesses, and organizations that are serious about protecting their trademarks and want to avoid the high costs and devastating effects of being sued for trademark infringement. He focuses his practice of law on assisting clients with clearing and registering the names, logos, and slogans they use (or intend to use) to advertise and sell their products and services. He has worked with clients located on six continents and has filed over 1,000 trademark applications during his career. He has had the privilege of speaking at various conferences on the topic of trademark law and is an instructor at a local community college where he teaches a continuing education course on trademark and copyright law.

Expert Articles by Morris Turek

Business Law

Trademark attorney can help protect your company logo, name and slogan
It is often extremely wise and beneficial to seek federal registration of your most commercially valuable trademarks. Although registration can never be guaranteed, following the steps outlined above ...

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Employment Law

Whistleblowers need to prepare when exposing employer wrongdoing
Though some people criticize whistleblowers and the system that incentivizes them, many regard these workers as heroes who are zealously protecting public interest. The U.S. government falls in the la...
Expert advice on receiving disability benefits due to drug addiction
Caring for a family member or loved one who is suffering from drug addiction is tough. If you are caring for them, it’s likely you are experiencing a financial burden in addition to an emotional one...
Expert advice for what to do when your disability claim is denied
If your disability claim gets denied, it can be devastating physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. Make sure to file your appeal within 60 days and consult an experienced disability lawye...
Know how to file a disability claim and get the benefits you deserve
Applying for disability benefits is tough. Private disability providers make it difficult and confusing, another application process can be tricky. Make sure to always follow deadlines, provide them w...
Expert advice on the suing for breach of a contract
Before you enter into a contract be sure to clearly outline the details, reduce it to writing, and make sure each party thoroughly understands their obligations. It is also wise to have your attorney ...
Advice for securing disability benefits due to severe depression
Depression is a serious and crippling disability. It can take over someone’s life and make it very difficult for them to perform the most basic daily routines, such as eating and sleeping. Those suf...
Successfully obtain disability benefits from the effects a stroke
Strokes can leave behind irreversible damage that makes it impossible to work. Be sure you have a long-term and short-term disability in place to protect yourself in the event a stroke happens. Follow...
Expert advice when you are terminated due to age discrimination
If you believe there is merit to your case for age discrimination, or if you just need to obtain legal advice before signing a severance agreement or while negotiating a severance package, contact an ...
Advice for securing disability benefits due to a concussion
Many people assume that concussions are temporary injuries that are overcome in a couple of weeks with rest and proper treatment. This may be true for some, but for others concussions can leave them w...
Advice when resigning and you have an active non-compete agreement
If you are certain that you want to leave a job despite the present non-compete, it is important to follow a plan of action. The safest choice is to obtain advice from a lawyer who has experience work...
A healthy, happy holiday includes disability insurance
Navigating your workplace dress code and appearance policy
Generally, employers may enact uniform dress code and appearance policies provided they do not discriminate against a particular protected group. An employee should familiarize himself or herself with...

Business Law

Protect yourself and your business from a wrongful termination suit
Learning that a former employee is claiming wrongful termination can be stressful and the lawsuit can be very costly, not only financially, but emotionally as well. Although there are no guarantees th...
How employers can get H-1B work visas for foreign employees
When filing H-1B visas, it is important to start preparing early and to familiarize yourself with all required documents. Ensure that the position qualifies as a “specialty occupation” and whether...
Maintain I-9 compliance and hire legal workers for your business
Employers who knowingly employ individuals who are not work-authorized risk subjecting its company to fines and other possible liability. Many employers suspect some employees may be undocumented, but...
Protect your business: Train personnel on completing form I-9
Once the final statistics for 2013 are tallied, 2013 is expected to be another record-breaking year for immigration enforcement. Now is the time to conduct an I-9 audit and ensure all your personnel r...
Trademark attorney can help protect your company logo, name and slogan
It is often extremely wise and beneficial to seek federal registration of your most commercially valuable trademarks. Although registration can never be guaranteed, following the steps outlined above ...
Advice for businesses on what to do when sued for sexual harassment
It’s clear that when an employer is being sued for sexual harassment, it is a serious matter that should not be taken lightly. By ensuring that certain measures are in place and taking quick and tho...
Obtain an L1A visa when opening new offices in the United States
This article provides general introductions as to what to expect when a newly formed U.S. based entity files an L1A petition for a manager or execute employed by a foreign entity with whom the U.S. en...
Advice on protecting your business' brand using trademarks
Considering the complexity of trademark law and the potential for infringement, it is important that you consult a trademark lawyer who can help you make the smartest choices for your business’ bran...
How employers can handle problems regarding employee overtime pay
It is important to know which employees are eligible for overtime pay and to review your company’s policies. Properly training managers and tracking hours will help to mitigate risks involving overt...
How to appropriately suspend or fire an employee with an H-1B visa
Ensure you are compliant with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) when issues arise with the employment status of H1B workers. The best way to do thi...

Starting a Business

Successfully starting your business takes preparation and persistence
Starting a business may be the best decision you will ever make; being smart about the preparatory work that goes into both will payoff in time and money. Find a trusted source or website to guide you...
Successfully start a home business with this expert advice
A home business that you conceive and nurture to success is just like a child. While there will be challenges along the way, it will reward you greatly when it reaches its potential. Apply these strat...
Create a successful and impactful brand for your new business venture
Through all your hard work in developing your new business, establishing a well- defined brand that communicates and connects with your consumer is a necessary component. Consider working with design ...
How to turn around a business that is not succeeding
Being in business is tough. Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone, but if you have chosen that path it can be super rewarding. In order to have a fulfilling experience as a business owner or business ...
Advice for small business owners on successfully starting a business
Owning and running a business is a dream that has become a reality for many Americans. While many business owners think that being their own boss is going to be better than working for someone else, b...
How to decide on key man insurance and protect your business
Key man insurance can be an important factor in any business, but as with any insurance policy, do your research first. This type of policy can be extremely valuable in a small or family owned busines...
How to start turning a failing small business into a successful one
Being aware of the need you fill and moving your business forward is a matter of self-awareness, research, and strategy. Only when you know what your consumers really want and need can you create a su...
Business growth depends on positive and memorable customer experiences
As with pretty much any relationship, putting the customer first comes down to proper communication and making them feel important. Take your time to engage and be present, and involve your customers ...
Grow your business while keeping operation costs under control
There are inherent costs to running a business. That doesn’t mean that these costs should have a negative impact on the bottom line of the business. By proactively looking for ways to reduce costs a...
How to make sure your small business is a huge success
There are an infinite number of tips for making a small business succeed, depending on the type of industry, size of the company, revenue, etc., but the advice outlined above are applicable to all bus...
Businesses need to create a global mindset to be successful overseas
In today’s world, maintaining a global mindset is essential for being successful. Do your research, speak intelligently, and invest in global mindset training across your entire company....
Balance work and life while running a successful small business
Consuming your entire life with work is unhealthy, but not striving to work toward anything is also unhealthy. To some, having an adequate balance between your work life and personal life might seem f...
Set clear goals for your small business to be successful
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Leasing commercial office space for a business requires planning
Your lease for commercial office space will likely the largest economic commitment of your business after salaries and benefits. It is a place that you will depend on to create a positive environment ...
How to be prepared when starting a business and you are over 50
So now you have a few, time-tested insights to ponder. At age 50 or older, this can be an exciting enterprise that will test your skills and your endurance. If everything said here seems fine to you a...
Location, location, location: Ensure the success of your business
There you have it. Follow these simple rules and you are on your way to building your personal empire. Best of all, you have the resources in building this goliath all at your fingertips. Be observant...
You can successfully leave retirement and launch a start-up
Some people have been looking forward to retirement for 25 years. If that’s you, beginning a startup is the last thing you want to do and it could turn into your greatest nightmare.Other people have...
Advice for going into and starting a business with your family
If you’ve addressed all the aforementioned do’s and don’ts then you’ve done what can to set your family business up to win and for long-term success. Now go make it happen and enjoy creating m...

Industries

Choose a medical billing and collections agency right for your practice and patients
When you are shopping for a third party medical service, be sure that you have covered critical questions and gleaned satisfactory answers before you make your final decision. The profitability and re...
Ensure your medical practice complies with HIPPA data privacy
While there is a lot to wrap your head around with achieving HIPAA compliance, ignoring this or taking a laid back approach can result in your reputation becoming irreparably tarnished. Even worse, yo...
A happy medical team can supercharge your average patient experience
Your patients rely on you to create and deliver quality care. By bringing that same attitude to your medical staff, you will engage a team that will assist you to build the practice you always wanted ...
Identify situations that can minimize medical malpractice liability
The heartache that is felt from medical malpractice suits is extensive and often long lasting. Turn to your legal counsel for specific advice and actions you can follow to minimize your vulnerability ...
Successfully replace your EHR technology with careful preparation
With prudent foresight and proper planning in implementing or replacing your EMR technology, you can avoid many of the pitfalls that others have encountered such as poorly designed electronic processe...
Hire engaging entertainers for senior care resident’s enjoyment
If you approach hiring an entertainer from an experience of care mindset, you will be more mindful of hiring top notch entertainers and will be able to make the case to administration to justify the e...
Prepare for the Affordable Care Act for healthcare marketing success
It’s clear that the healthcare system is about to change more in the next few years than it has in the previous few decades! For healthcare marketers, this environment is going to require new levels...
Achieve private company success in the oil and gas industry
Private oil and gas companies can emulate the best practices of their publicly traded counterparts by remembering that 80% of the benefit can be achieved through enactment of 20% of the controls that ...
Selecting the best mud logging services provider
There are many mud logging consultants to choose from and the process of selecting the best one for your particular situation can seem daunting. By focusing on what you are trying to accomplish at the...
Buy an established medical practice with this expert advice
For many doctors, a smart way to get established is to buy a medical practice that has a good reputation, solid cash flow, and a roster of satisfied patients. Buying the right practice for the right p...
How to manage and maintain the perfect baseball field
The most important thing for you to do is test your soil before applying any fertilizer and/or nutrients so that you know what your grass really needs to thrive. Grading your infield also helps to mov...
How to ensure your soccer field is always in the best condition
For participation and the level of competition to increase here in the U.S., sports turf managers need to provide a safe and playable soccer surface. Follow the advice above for help ensuring your soc...
How to overcome 90 day ACA grace period payment delays
Taking these steps upfront may seem like a heavy burden to bear, especially when the majority of practice resources are stretched thin. However, medical offices that have undertaken these measures wil...
How to protect and maintain athletic fields in the heat of summer
These ideas will assist you in managing the heat and lack of rain while still producing a safe and playable turf. Whether you manage a sports field or want to improve the condition of your lawn, the a...

Information Technology

Business owners - be prepared for disasters
As business owners we hope we never encounter a natural disaster. The truth is, in any given year, there are fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. It is safe to assume that your area i...
Prepare your business for disaster using online technology
There is no way to completely avoid the inconvenience and trouble a natural or manmade disaster will have on your business. With a few simple changes, however, there are ways in which you can minimize...
Protect your business and intellectual property from hackers
In today’s fast paced business world no one just works from the office anymore. Our employees and clients are always on the go and working outside of the office, using mobile devices for telecommuti...
Protect your business with an electronic data management system
Choosing an electronic data management system is not easy. However if you follow the advice above it will make your job much much easier. If you follow these steps your organization will get to a poin...
Use cloud computing to access more computing power and save money
Cloud computing is clearly more than just a passing fad. With a growing range of business services and applications moving to the cloud, making the transition to cloud computing is becoming more of a ...
How to approach data deletion in your records management policy
The time to address your company’s data problem is now. Prepare, plan and act. The problem won’t go away - it will only get worse. By then it could be too late....
Improve communication between your IT and Legal departments
If left to their own devices, Legal and IT would speak different languages - if they spoke to each other at all. eDiscovery requires them to work together so learning to communicate more effectively i...

Business Operations

How to get the most from your local printer and print shop
Communication, realistic expectations, and planning are the keys to a successful experience in working with a professional print shop. With a bit of research and insight, you will understand what to e...
Business owners should buy business property insurance
It’s very important to ensure that you have a high enough limit to properly cover you for all of your business’ property. Make sure that you include all of your property and the cost to replace th...
Great customer service helps your medical practice thrive
Providing quality clinical care to your patients is your first priority. Other “care” areas are equally important though, as your patient will develop an impression of your overall practice philos...
Right credit card merchant provider will improve your bottom line
By partnering with the right merchant services provider, you’re not only going to ensure your own company’s bottom line, you’re going to get a partner who believes in your business and is willin...
Minimize disruptions in your business by planning for a disaster
Disasters may be unlikely, but they do happen and companies can pay a high human and financial cost if they don’t have an action plan to tackle the unthinkable. Back up office space must be a key co...
How to send email that meets HIPAA compliance standards
While you may have to increase your budget and time to ensure your systems meet HIPAA compliance standards, it is time and money well spent. The result of a breach can be monumental in terms of cost a...
Ensure your business gets off on the right foot for the New Year
It’s much easier to prevent fires, than put them out, so prepare ahead of time by incorporating HR into your 2014 planning. Sit down and outline what worked for 2013 and carry that into the new year...
Use special events to raise money for your non-profit organization
Creating special events, and doing them well, can accomplish many goals. The obvious reason is to raise money that can be used towards operating costs, an endowment campaign or for capital improvement...
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