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2015 WisconsinBiz: 'People Make The Difference'

BizTimes Media LLC on Monday published the 2015 edition of WisconsinBiz, the annual publication that promotes Wisconsin as a place to grow or move a business.
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Katrina Hull 
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 24 that Trial Trademark and Appeal Board (TTAB) decisions “can be weighty enough” to preclude a district court from litigating the likelihood of confusion between trademarks in a subsequent infringement suit. The decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v Hargis Industries, Inc. may not settle the nearly 20-year dispute between the owners of the SEALTIGHT and SEALTITE marks; however, the ruling is likely to increase the importance of TTAB proceedings. In certain circumstances, federal district courts may be bound by TTAB determinations that trademarks are confusingly similar under the doctrine of issue preclusion. Issue preclusion prevents the same issues from being litigated more than once, saving time and resources.
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HPGM expects record turnout for Five Star Gala

The Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM) is expecting a record crowd and record funds raised at its annual Five Star Gala to be held Saturday, May 9, at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.
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Burleigh Street CDC organizes business plan competition

The Burleigh Street Community Development Corporation is taking the lead on a business plan competition designed to draw more entrepreneurs to the Burleigh Street commercial corridor.
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Pet businesses taking precautions against dog flu

The dog flu virus has infected more than 1,000 dogs in the last month and is responsible for six dog deaths in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana, according to reports.
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COSBE accepts nominations for Future 50 Awards

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce's Council of Small Business Executives is accepting nominations for its Future 50 Awards.
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Borst transitions from dean to entrepreneur with launch of business lines

After close to 18 years of guiding business students through Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Business Administration, David Borst has launched his own cluster of businesses under Borst: The Brand.
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Keep your employees engaged at work: Address and respond to their needs

“I could not be happier.”
“It could not have gone better.”

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