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Both Houses of Congress have... requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLIC THANKSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God."
Excerpt from The First Presidential Thanksgiving Day Proclamation (1789)by George Washington (1731-1799), the first President of the United States.

Strauss Troy will be closed for Thanksgiving,  
November 26-27, to spend time with family and friends.
 
Ohio State Horseshoe
Vote now in our poll:Who owns "The Shoe" trademark?
 
Thanksgiving weekend Ohio State fans will have more to talk about than the team's final match-up with Michigan. The Ohio State University, famous for football in the "Horseshoe" and for protecting its trademarks, dropped the other shoe against Caesar's Entertainment, which owns the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati, Ohio. Caesar's filed a trademark registration for "The Shoe" as the name of its Cincinnati casino concert venue. OSU registered "The Shoe" trademark in 2006 for "various articles of clothing, toy collectables, photographs and artwork." It also holds concerts at the stadium, but has not trademarked the stadium.
The Art And Science Of The Prenup
30 Crazy Prenup Lifestyles Clauses
Prenuptial agreements are more common than ever. Keeping a prenup legally binding, however, may be a bit trickier than you think. Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving wrote their prenup on the back of a cocktail napkin. It didn't hold water in court. You can lose your prenup's intended protections if you don't follow the terms - including how you manage your finances. I've seen several recent cases where protections have become nullified by poor stewardship.

The purpose of a prenuptial agreement is to protect premarital assets, and sometimes even assets accumulated during the marriage, from division in the event of divorce or death.
If you need help with a prenup, or any family law matter, you can contact Tim Theissen at: tbtheissen@strausstroy.com or 513.768.971.

Defamation Opinion Or Fact
  What is Ohio's "totality-of-the-circumstances" test?
Ohio's defamation law recognizes a truth that how you say something can be just as important as what you say. Defamation can be broadly defined as a false statement that injures a person's reputation, business, or profession.

The context and circumstances in which you say something matters, and whether a statement conveys an opinion or fact can make the difference between actionable defamation and constitutionally protected free speech...It's easy to take offense when false criticisms go too far. But a critical piece of any defamation claim is that the words used must be given their common and ordinary meaning. Words that lack a precise meaning or that are "loosely definable," are not ordinarily defamatory.
Read more here.

Whether one is a victim or an accused "defamer," hiring an attorney experienced in the intricacies of defamation law is the most significant step in successfully resolving any defamation claim. If you have questions concerning defamation contact Strauss Troy Attorney Steve Schilling at seschilling@strausstroy.com or 513.629.9430.

Man Vaping
Superman was introduced to us in 1938, that special KRYPTON and KRYPTONITE trademarks started being used in 1943.
Recently, DC Comics formally opposed trademark registration of KRYTPONITE VAPOR by Ravensmoon Productions.

Ravensmoon filed the mark in a class that covers electronic cigarette refill cartridges. The group has distributed Kryptonite Vapor product from its website since 2013, as well as in retail establishments. Knowing it can't fight a super power, on Instagram the company referred to the product as "Ravens Moon Vapor formerly KRYTPONITE VAPOR." According to our friend, Michael Lee over at the Pirated Thoughts blog, DC Comics has also filed for extensions to oppose Chevy's use of the term in the automotive class.  The U.S. Patent and Trademark office looks to determine if names are "confusingly similar."

If you have an Intellectual Property question, contact Corporate | Business Attorney Corey Hamilton in Cincinnati at 513-621-2120 or schamilton@strausstroy.com.
Attorneys On The Move
Strauss Troy Attorney Marty Butler
Strauss Troy Attorney
Marty Butler

Strauss Troy Best Law Firm 2016
Recognized in a total of nine practice areas in the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area, Best Lawyers® cited Strauss Troy for its "professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers and for their abilities, professionalism and integrity." "Our attorneys continue to represent the highest standards of excellence and client service in their practice of law and we are proud to have been selected for this prestigious recognition," said Marshall K. Dosker, Strauss Troy president.
Additionally, nationally-known Real Estate Attorney Martin C. Butler was named Lawyer-of-the-Year® by Best Lawyers® for 2016.

Attorney Claudia Allen
Strauss Troy Attorney
Claudia Allen

Claudia Allen To Present Human Resources Legal Issues Seminar For Ohio Nurse's Association Leadership Series

Attorney Claudia Allen will speak at the Ohio Nurse's Association Leadership Series on December 10th at the Health Collaborative. The seminar will improve attendees' understanding of Human Resources issues (hiring, firing, obligations such as leave, health insurance continuation and coverage) and HIPAA Health Information Privacy and Security. Claudia's practice areas include Corporate | Business and Employment law in Cincinnati. She focuses on the areas of employee benefits, qualified retirement plans and employment law. She is a frequent lecturer and author of many articles in areas of qualified retirement plans, deferred compensation, employment law and other employee benefits.

Attorney Chris Houston
Strauss Troy Attorney Christopher Houston


Attorney Christopher Houston, has joined the firm and will strengthen its federal and state court litigation, aviation and natural resources practice areas.Houston has significant first-chair trial experience and strives to obtain fast and efficient results for his clients, whether at trial, through motions practice, mediation, arbitration - or even avoiding the judicial process all together. "Kit brings valuable expertise to our   Litigation Practice Group," said Marshall Dosker, Strauss Troy president. "His diverse experience in aviation; construction; financial services; healthcare; natural resources, and oil and gas makes him an excellent addition to our firm."

New Attorney Chris Groeschen Sworn In By Ohio Supreme Court

Strauss Troy's newest Attorney Chris Groeschen was recently sworn in to the Ohio Bar by the Ohio Supreme Court at The Ohio Theatre in Columbus.
Chris, who clerked with Strauss Troy as a law student, will work in the firm's Corporate | Business, Real Estate and Litigation Practice Groups. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (cum laude) and also holds a B.A. from the University of Louisville.
Community Engagement
Strauss Troy Supports Education Matters
Strauss Troy is proud to support "An Evening in Lower Price Hill," the inaugural winter gala to be held December 5, 2015 from 6-10 p.m. at The Sanctuary in Lower Price Hill to benefit the work of Community Matters and Education Matters, both 501(c)3 organizations.

"The Journey Lies Within" Hospice of the Blue Grass annual gala was held November 7, 2015, and presented by Mark & Sue Grimme is a celebration of life to support the mission of Hospice of the Bluegrass in Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant and Kenton counties. Strauss Troy Tax Attorney Joy Hall supported this year's gala as a sponsor.
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