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Ruder Ware attorneys provide a wide range of intellectual property counseling services, including applying for, clearing, and registering patents, trademarks, service marks, and copyrights. We also advise our clients regarding trade secret protection.
As globalization increasingly becomes part of our clients’ distribution and marketing strategies, Ruder Ware is able to connect with a global network of law firms through our affiliation with Meritas in order to manage our clients’ intellectual property portfolios. Our intellectual property services include:
Founded in 1920, Ruder Ware provides business, employment, estate planning, and litigation services through its offices in Wausau, Eau Claire, and Green Bay, Wisconsin. A full-service law firm, over 40 attorneys provide clients with a one-stop approach to their legal needs. Ruder Ware, Business Attorneys for Business Success.
Posted on June 9, 2022 by Mary Ellen Schill
Due to the increase in the cost of gasoline since establishing the 2022 rates last year, the Internal Revenue Service is increasing mid-year the optional standard mileage rates for computing the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business, medical, and moving expenses. Effective July 1, 2022, the optional standard mileage rates will be 62.5 […]
Posted on May 10, 2022 by Andrew M. Lorenz
In a perfect world, business owners could spend all of their time and money focusing on a singular task: running their business. Despite the best laid plans, however, at some point ancillary concerns will arise and require—at least to some extent—that a business divert its resources to address and correct an issue. One area of […]
Posted on April 27, 2022 by Derek L. Prestin
An invention developed by a business or individual inventor may have great value to that business or individual, either through the commercialization of the invention or by licensing the invention to others in return for a license fee. That value is greater if the invention can be patented, which prevents competitors from manufacturing or selling […]
Posted on April 20, 2022 by Joseph M. Mella
Over the past several years, many commentators, including members of this firm, have written extensively about the potential loss of recorded easement (or similar) rights due to the passage of time and lack of public notice. Recently, the alarm was raised because of specific provisions within the Wisconsin Statutes that were read to deem easements […]
Posted on December 17, 2021 by Mary Ellen Schill
The Internal Revenue Service has announced the optional standard mileage rates for computing the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business, medical, and moving expenses for 2022, and the increased rates reflect the increase in the fixed and variable costs of operating a vehicle, primarily due to increased gas prices. Effective January 1, 2022, […]
Posted on August 17, 2021 by Nicole L. Stangl
On August 13, 2021, OSHA updated Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace (Guidance) related to the COVID-19 vaccine and masking. The Guidance now incorporates the new CDC recommendations including: Wearing a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission; Choosing to wear a […]
Posted on August 10, 2021 by Nicole L. Stangl
OSHA issued a COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on June 10, 2021 that applied to the healthcare sector. Included in the ETS is an exemption from the masking, distancing, and barrier requirements for employees who are fully vaccinated when in a well-defined area where there is no reasonable expectation that any person with suspected or […]
Posted on August 3, 2021 by Nicole L. Stangl
After many months of mostly virtual enforcement, OSHA is back to in-person site inspections and OSHA enforcement has become a priority for the Administration. As such, businesses should be aware of rights they have and how to best respond when OSHA comes knocking OSHA Just Showed Up, What Can I Do? With some exceptions, OSHA’s […]
Posted on April 19, 2021 by Steven P. Lipowski
Many businesses work hard and invest heavily to develop and protect their intellectual property rights, including trade secrets and proprietary processes, designs, and know-how. However, special rules apply in determining ownership of these intellectual property rights when the work product is created by employees and independent contractors or consultants, particularly in a technical or creative […]
Posted on April 8, 2021 by Joseph M. Mella
Even though the increase in vaccinations and other public health initiatives have resulted in a dramatic reduction in new COVID-19 cases hinting at a possible “return to normal,” recent industry publications are starting to report on an anticipated long-term result in what was once thought to be only a short-term trend for commercial leasing: the […]