Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

  • Hasbro Just Successfully Trademarked the Smell of Play-Doh

    On May 15, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office officially registered the distinctive smell of Play-Doh, a favorite childhood toy for many. The federal registration covers “Toy modeling compounds” and states that the trademark “is a scent of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, combined with the smell of salted, wheat-based dough.” Most … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Blog

  • Disconnecting from Technology Frees Your Mind in a Way You May Have Forgotten

    Most of us are connected to our phones, tablets or computers from the time we wake up until the time we go to sleep. I recently went on an annual trip where I try to disconnect for a few days. It is harder to do than you think. When I do, I am reminded we all need to do so. It is so relaxing and provides a break from work and the continuous need to stay on top of email and various forms of electronic media and … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Inadvertent Transmutation - How What was ‘Mine’ became ‘Ours’

    We frequently represent clients who have engaged in some type of transaction with his or her spouse during the marriage that inadvertently causes them to lose certain rights to property unknowingly. This often happens in the context of acquiring or refinancing a home.

    Is It a Loan or a Gift? 

    When a home is acquired, sometimes one of the parties’ parents will contribute money towards the down payment. … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Family Law Judges Can No Longer Make Parental Decisions in Arizona

    Where will Emma go to school? Will Jacob’s acne be treated with Accutane? Is Jackson going to see a therapist? For many years divorced parents in Arizona - with equal parenting rights and an inability to agree on such decisions - could raise their differences to a family law judge. That judge would resolve the parent’s conflict by making decisions for them relating to that issue. However, that … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Supports Boys Hope Girls Hope

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (5/11/2018) – The law firm of Jaburg Wilk was pleased to be a doctoral sponsor of the 13th annual Boys Hope Girls Hope community breakfast where 800 guests learned about Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona and celebrated their scholar’s achievements.

    BHGH’s helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential through community … Read More

    Categories: Other, News Release

  • Why Register My Copyrights? The Benefits of Copyright Registration

    Copyrights arise automatically when an original work is created. Copyrights protect “original works of authorship,” which include paintings, illustrations, sculpture, photographs, books, articles, poems, movies, songs, recordings, logo designs, website content, software code, and the like. The creator of the work automatically obtains copyrights in the work and is immediately … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • AWCI-AZ Annual Meeting and Education Forum

    Jeff Silence and Mark Bogard: Speakers at the Annual AWCI Memeber Meeting and Education Forum

    Employment law attorney Jeffrey Silence will discuss Arizona’s new paid sick time law and why Arizona employers need to have both a written policy and comply with the law.  

    What: Arizona Paid Sick Time Law 

    Where: Offices of Lovitt & Touche, 1050 W Washington St #233, Tempe, AZ 8 … Read More

    Categories: Construction, Employment, Seminars

  • Mark Bogard Facilitator for Arizona State Bar Construction Law Council

    Mark Bogard created, coordinated and facilitated the May meeting of the Arizona State Bar Construction Law Council with speakers: Scott Morrison - CPA, Morrison, Clark & Company; Matt Meaker - Sr. Corporate Counsel, Sundt Construction 

    What: Transaction Privilege Tax:  Where We Were, Are and Might Be

    When: May 1st, 2018 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Where:  State Bar of … Read More

    Categories: Construction, Seminars

  • Arizona Paid Sick Time Law Seminar

    Jeff Silence will address the basics of Prop 206 – Arizona Paid Sick Time law.  He will also discuss the confusing and tricky intricacies of this law.  He will also teach you about the serious consequences that employers face for non-compliance and how many of those consequences can easily be avoided.   

    What: How Arizona Employers Can be Compliant with Arizona … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Seminars