New Laws for Businesses in 2021

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, only three new laws take effect this year that affect Illinois businesses. The statewide minimum wage increased. The minimum wage in Chicago will increase this summer. Chicago has also extended some licensing and permitting deadlines. New Laws for Businesses in 2021 Normally a new year brings a bevy of new laws. Last [...]

2021-01-13T10:32:31-06:00January 13th, 2021|Employers, Employment Issues, Small Business Law|

Trademark Cost Change: USPTO Updates Fees in 2021

The USPTO is raising many fees in 2021. Some other fees will decrease or go away. A trademark is still a worthwhile investment Trademark Cost Change: USPTO Updates Fees in 2021 How much does a trademark cost? The answer is about to change. On January 2nd, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will implement a fee [...]

2020-12-09T13:11:23-06:00December 9th, 2020|Intellectual Property, Trademarks|

G & G Law: Best-in-the-Business Lawyers

You know the glorious feeling of an unsolicited accolade? From a compliment in passing to an unexpected thank-you gift, it feels good, if often hard to accept. Practitioners of law are notoriously staid - and let’s be honest, business lawyers are usually on the less expressive side. No dramatic courtroom scenes like Bridge of Spies or 12 Angry Men [...]

2020-11-18T13:23:55-06:00November 18th, 2020|Our Firm, Small Business Law|

Election Day 2020

Here at G & G Law, one of our core values is “highest ethics.” As lawyers licensed in Illinois, we’re obviously bound by the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct (“Illinois Rules”), and we take that responsibility seriously.  Our “highest ethics” core value goes even further, though. In everything we do, we consider whether it is the right thing to [...]

2020-11-02T08:31:21-06:00November 2nd, 2020|Our Firm|
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