Burn Injuries, Texas Laws, and Texas Burn Injury Lawyers

  A common occurrence in United States and Texas in particular, burn injuries is not only physically painful but is also mentally agonizing. Prospects of losing the excellence of appearances and having a social stigma are both highly disturbing for mental states of any victim. Some of the situations in which such burn injuries could happen are residential fires, explosions, automobile accidents (leading to a fuel fed fire), heaters (including hot water), other workplace accidents, and electrical malfunction. Such risks are widespread including public places like restaurants, theater halls, and public transport systems or homes including apartment fires.   When someone else is to blame or partly at fault for a serious burn injury, sometimes the only justice that can be sought is through a civil compensation claim. Personal injury laws in Texas are based in torts. Broadly speaking a tort is harmful act or failure to act for which...
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How to safely commute - a cyclist’s guide

It may be a challenge for a cyclist to survive on the road when commuting daily, especially if you live in a big city with busy traffic. In order to avoid a hazardous and potentially fatal bicycle accident a few steps can be followed. Firstly , remember that the cars and trucks, as well as motorcycles are bigger than you. They are aware of this, too, and may try to abuse it, in which case, as much as you would want to stand your ground, it is better to give way to them. Secondly , planning your route beforehand may be a good idea, so that you try to avoid the busiest streets and reduce the  risk of an accident. Thirdly , always give signals, so that other drivers know what you intend to do next. Any sudden moves and turns may lead to an accident. Also, be careful when...
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Aston University fined over asbestos exposure

My friends at Thompsons have been helping people who have asbestos related diseases for many years.  Many people think that asbestos exposure is an old problem as there are many rules and regulations in place to ensure that workers and members of the public are not exposed to such dangerous substances.   Unfortunately that is not the case and I was shocked to see that a tradesman and a 17 year –old trainee employed by outside contractors were installing CCTV cameras at the Recreation Centre at Aston University last July when they drilled into material containing asbestos. At a court hearing, it was discovered that the university failed to follow its own procedures on managing, planning and preparing for the installation of the CCTV.  The university admitted to 2 charges of breaching health and safety regulations and was fined £4,000. The CCTV contractor also admitted an offence under the control of...
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Trademark Application - India

Intellectual Property is one of the fastest growing legal fields in India specially after the signing of GATT. With the revolution of information technology, a multitude of problems has cropped up that demand immediate legal assistance. Agarwal & Co. is involved in all kinds of Intellectual Property Rights matters including Trade Marks, Patents, Copyright and Designs. Agarwal & Co. provide advice on the creation and protection of intellectual property rights connected with information technology especially pertaining to telecommunications, software etc. Agarwal & Co. advise clients on issues including:

• Interacting with various government departments on intellectual property matters and for obtaining various permissions

• Agreements for the use, supply, licensing and maintenance of software and hardware
• Registration of Trade Marks

• Registration of Copyrights

• Registration of Patents & Designs

• Licensing of Intellectual Property Rights and agreements

• Infringement and Passing-off actions


Process of filing a Trade Mark Application in India and Grant of Trademark Registration Certificate involves the following steps as shown below herein:


It is recommended to conduct a Trademark name availability search in order to check if any similar Trademark has been filed in India, which may oppose your registration. The cost of the search is generally quite insignificant in comparison to the costs of re-branding if there is difficulty in using the Trademark because it infringes the right of others.


The next step in getting a trademark registration is the filing of Trade Mark Application in Form 1, with the logo or word mark (as may be applicable), along with the applicants' particulars, including his address (incase of a company, the registered address of the company). A duly notarized Power of attorney, on stamp paper has also to be submitted.

The Trademark Office will examine the registrability of the application, which includes distinctiveness, existing similarity with prior registrations, and completion of supporting documents, if accepted, the Trademark Office will issue an acceptance order and the Trademark is ordered for publication. We shall need additional evidence at the time of examination of the mark and prior to its publication in the Trade Mark Journal to prove distinctiveness of the mark. Examination generally occurs within 3-4 months of filling of Trademark application, but the request for the expedite examination of an application can also be made, which costs 5 times the govt. fee for filling the Trademark application.


» The extent of advertisement with a few sample copies of advertising material and brochures;

» The quantum of usage with a few invoices and the last gross annual sale of the goods under the Trade name;

» The extent of use of the mark in respect of time and area;

» A brief write-up on the importance attached to the trade mark in particular;
» The class of costumers and their standard of intelligence and education;

» The date of commencement of the use of the mark;

» If the trade mark has been registered in several countries and the law of Trademark is similar to that of India, certified copies of the registration of the marks in such countries may also be provided to us.


When the Trademark is advertised in the Trademark Journal, then third party can oppose the registration of the Trademark within the 3 months from the date of the Trademark journal made available to the public.


If the Trademark application is opposed, then the Trademark office will request evidence in writing from both parties. If the dispute is not settled by the parties, then matter is determined at a hearing. Registration of an opposed Trademark application will be delayed pending till the determination of the opposition.


In the absences of opposition, a Trademark is registered, and the relative certificate of registration is issued for 10 years from the date of filing of an application. It took tentatively 24-30 months from the date of filling of the Trademark application upto the final registration of the Trademark.


Solicitors & Advocates

Corporate Legal Consultants

Trademark, Patent & Copyright Attorneys

73, Ajanta Apartment,

36, I.P. Extension

New Delhi – 110 0092 – INDIA

Tel: +91- 11- 2273 2540, 2273 2530

Fax: +91- 11- 2272 1340


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Blog Posts Vs Directory Submisison for Law Sites

After testing 3 months of link building power of blog commenting Vs. directory submission, and, spending same time spent on each methods (blog commenting and directory submission), the results are clear : Blog commenting for your law sites is more effective than directory submission. Lets clear some facts; Directory submission is not a waste of time, but if you can't do both for your law site, you should focus on blog commenting because it produces better results for the same investment. For both methods we used the best tools available to maximize efficiency. After 3 months PageRank 1 was achieved for the law site which had links built from directories and PageRank3 for the site linked from blog comments. Why was that? Observation 1 : 30% approvals were received in directories vs. 80% in blogs. Why ? Because most directories (the free ones) are dead and no longer updated. We...
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