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Professional Corporation Basics

Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks Defined

Copyrights, patents, and trademarks can be among the most valuable assets of a business.

Directors' Duty of Care

The duty of care requires a director to make business decisions in the best interests of the corporation in good faith, with due diligence, and with the skill and judgment of an ordinary person under the circumstances. Claims for breach of the duty of care that involve a failure to act typically allege that directors did not adequately supervise corporate executives or key employees.

OSHA Requirements and Standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 for promoting a safe workplace by setting standards and conducting inspections. The Act applies to almost all employers.

The Intrastate Offering Exemption from SEC Registration Requirements

Securities may be sold without first being registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission if one of several exemptions applies. An exemption does not allow the use of any false or misleading statements in the offer or sale of the securities, and the offering may still be subject to requirements under state laws. However, if an exemption is applicable, then the expense and burden of the initial registration and periodic reporting of substantial information about the company may be avoided.

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