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About Frame | Wills

Frame | Wills combines the client service expected from a small firm with the experience and capabilities typically found in larger ones. It is this combination that has established Frame, Wills, Zeller & Green as a law firm for growing businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals and individuals with special or unique legal needs.
More information about our Charleston law firm can be found at our Law Firm page.

Third-Party Beneficiary Claims

In 2003, Alice Dumville (“Dumville”) met with Thorsen to construct her will. Following the meeting, Thorsen gathered that Dumville wanted a will that would allocate all of her property to her mother, should her mother survived her. If her mother– who was in her late seventies at the time– failed to survive her, then Dumville wanted all of her […]

Understanding No Oral Modification Clauses

Contract disputes most often arise when one or both parties believe that the other has committed a breach of contract. While a breach of contract dispute may seem like a simple matter, most breach of contract suits require much more legal scrutiny than a line-by-line examination of the contract’s provisions. The ‘no oral modification’ clause is a […]

BATF Rule 41F and Gun Trusts

Understanding Rule 41F
On January 4, 2016 United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed ATF Rule 41F. The Rule administratively changes federal regulations regarding firearms regulated by Title II of the Gun Control Act (GCA), specifically known as the National Firearms Act, 26 U.S.C. Chapter 53 (the NFA).

The first provision of the rule is that it […]

Dodging Obstacles in Federal Trademark Registration – Part 3

This is Part 3 of a 6 Part Blog. Past Posts: Part 1, Part 2
Part 3: Overbroad Goods and Services Descriptions
United States trademark law is unique and different compared to trademark law in foreign countries and what may seem like common sense. Whether an individual is new to the area of trademark law as a whole, or a […]

Dodging Obstacles in Federal Trademark Registration – Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 6 Part Blog. Past Posts: Part 1
Part 2: Trademark Search and Clearance
United States trademark law is unique and different compared to trademark law in foreign countries and what may seem like common sense. Whether an individual is new to the area of trademark law as a whole, or a […]

Dodging Obstacles in Federal Trademark Registration – Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 6 Part blog.
Part 1: Trademark Priority and Trademark Distinctiveness
United States trademark law is unique and different compared to trademark law in foreign countries and what may seem like common sense. Whether an individual is new to the area of trademark law as a whole, or a foreigner is thinking […]

Trademark Infringement and Likelihood of Confusion

A generic trademark is when the name of the mark is the actual name for that product. Examples include: STRAWBERRY for strawberries, or LAW FIRM for a law firm, or TRADEMARK ATTORNEY for a Chicago trademark attorney. A generic term is not eligible for trademark registration . The reasoning is that to allow an individual the sole ability to […]

New 2011 SBA Loan Initiatives Announced!

The Small Business Administration announced two lending initiatives today, Small Loan Advantage and Community Advantage, aimed at making modest loans to small businesses quickly.

The SBA’s new Small Loan Advantage program permits larger banks, or preferred lenders, to make loans through its flagship 7(a) lending program up to $250,000 and get them approved quickly by submitting […]

2011: Web Influence On Retail Sales

A recent forecast, published by Forrester, regarding online retail sales made an important reference to Web influence on in-store retail sales.  For those start-ups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs that do not intend to have a web presence, or do not intend to sell their services, crafts, and products online, they should pay attention to these […]

Latest Daniel Island Business Acquisition

Daniel-Island based Sabal Medical Inc., a privately held medical technology company, has been acquired by Swisslog, a Swiss provider of logistics solutions for hospitals, warehouses and distribution centers.

Sabal Medical located in Daniel Island (Charleston), has been developing innovative products for the health care industry since 2007.  It’s main product, a mobile drug cabinet, will become […]