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Why Every Designer Needs a Lawyer

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Apr 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you're a designer, you've undoubtedly pushed out many of your personal creative projects online. In all likelihood, you've spent a lot of your time and hard work to create designs that affect others in a profound manner. All you ask for is recognition and credit for your creative expression — ...

CAN SOMEONE CLAIM MY LAND BY ADVERSE POSSESSION?

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Oct 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

                                               ADVERSE POSSESSION             Adverse possession seems to be a particularly unusual legal right. In simple terms, it provides that a person who does not have legal title to a property can obtain it under specified circumstances. The legal require...

RECORDING A DEED IN MARYLAND

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Oct 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

            There are a series of steps involved in recording a deed in Maryland. While the overall process is uniform, counties can differ in the technical requirements and costs. A deed to be recorded can be prepared by an attorney licensed in Maryland or by one of the parties named in the deed...

Historic Preservation Easements

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Apr 08, 2013 | 0 Comments

A historic preservation easement is a type of conservation easement designed to protect a significant historic, archaeological, or cultural resource. An easement is an agreement between a property owner and another party which limits certain rights of the owner. Preservation easements entered int...

Can you trademark the Easter Bunny?

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Apr 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

Europe's High Court heard a suit brought by Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli against Franz Hauswirth GmbH over a trademark for their gold-foiled chocolate Easter bunny.  According to Reuters, "Hauswirth argued Lindt was using its trademark to quash competition unfairly. It said chocolate bunnie...

HoCo Announces Comprehensive Rezoning!

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Oct 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Howard County's Department of Planning and Zoning announced today that it will launch the countywide rezoning process and will be accepting proposals for zoning map and regulation amendments between October 15 and December 14, 2012. For more information, see the announcement sent out by the count...

Maryland Corkage Law

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Oct 07, 2012 | 0 Comments

This past April, Maryland passed a law approving corkage. Corkage is the practice of bringing your own wine to a restaurant that already has a wine menu. Corkage allows patrons to enjoy a wine that is not already stocked by the restaurant. This differs from some Baltimore restaurants BYOB practic...

Strict Liability for Pit Bulls

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | May 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

On April 26, 2012, the Maryland Court of Appeals held in Tracey v. Solesky that anyone with the ability to limit the presence on their property of a pit bull or mixed-breed pit bull is subject to strict liability in the event that the dog bites a human. This is a drastic departure from the previo...

Gender Discrimination

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Mar 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

On December 5, 2011, Howard County's Council passed a bill protecting individuals from discrimination based on gender identity. Similar legislation was passed in Baltimore County, as well as Baltimore City and Montgomery County. Baltimore Outloud reported that: "The four council members who vote...

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