Wednesday, November 12, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Law

Start-Up Design: Tools for Fashion Designers--

The Fashion Law Society at John Marshall Law School in Chicago is at it again.  After putting on their 2nd Annual Fashion Law Symposium this past Spring, they are once again making their mark in the Windy City fashion industry.

This seminar is sure to be a necessity for designers--and a fun networking opportunity, too.  Check it out!

Starting a business in the fashion industry? Are you a designer or wishing to open a retail shop or both? What rights do you have to your designs? What protections do you need as a business owner of a retail shop? It is more than a creative vision. Assortments of legal issues come in every size and in a variety of different colors.  From structuring your company, agreements with buyers even registering the related Trademarks. There are numerous legal considerations someone interested in starting a business in the fashion industry should take.  Understanding these legal considerations will allow you to plan for the future and structure and strengthen your business in a way that will help you to succeed.
Join the John Marshall Fashion Law Society for ‘Design Business’ on November 20th at 5:30 at the John Marshall Law School. The event will feature presentation from the John Marshall Trademark Clinic and Patent Clinic regarding Intellectual Property issues as they relate to design, as well as a presentation from the Business Enterprise Law Clinic regarding business entities and essential agreements for business dealings within the industry.  After the presentations there will be an opportunity to participate in client intake interviews with the legal clinics at possibly get your legal concerns handled. The event will equip you with the knowledge you need to take your business to the next step. Please join us and lets talk business!
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Monday, November 10, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Health

November is Diabetes Awareness Month--  

We always find it extremely important to discuss diabetes, as it affects million of Americans. Diabetes is a group of diseases, characterized by high blood glucose levels, resulting from the body's deficiency in producing insulin.

As we all work to raise awareness about diabetes, there are some essential things you should know:

There are three types of diabetes:
-Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood. Many patients are diagnosed when they are older than age 20. In this disease, the body makes little or no insulin. Daily injections of insulin are needed. The exact cause is unknown. Genetics, viruses, and autoimmune problems may play a role.
-Type 2 diabetes is far more common than Type 1. It makes up most of diabetes cases. It usually occurs in adulthood, but young people are increasingly being diagnosed with this disease. The pancreas does not make enough insulin to keep blood glucose levels normal, often because the body does not respond well to insulin. Many people with Type 2 diabetes do not know they have it, although it is a serious condition. 
  *Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common due to increasing obesity and failure to exercise.
-Gestational diabetes is high blood glucose that develops at any time during pregnancy in a woman who does not have diabetes. Diabetes affects more than 20 million Americans.

Diabetes can be from a number of sources. 
Diabetes can based on diet, genetics, access to health care and healthy food, or a combination of the 3.

Diabetes does not have a cure and needs continued awareness.   
As greater efforts and funding is put into diabetes research, we can get closer to combating its prevalence.  

Awareness and action make diabetes manageable.
Visit your doctor regularly and make sure you are doing the right things to remain healthy.  Eating right, watching your sugar intake, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle--including physical activity, will keep you in control of diabetes--not the other way around.

Diabetes is an everyday condition, impacting people we all know and love.  
Well-known fighters include Patti LaBelle, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Halle Berry, Bret Michaels, Nick Jonas, and Larry King.  They don't let it stop them.  No one should.

Take diabetes seriously.  It could be your condition or the condition of someone close to you, but it affects us all.

Here's some helpful resources:
Diabetes Efforts in Your Area
Diabetes Blog 
Diabetes Research Tool 
American Diabetes Association 
Diabetes for Your Life

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