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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.
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Trademarks – What is Fair Use?

As our Charleston trademark attorneys have expressed throughout the trademark sections of this site, the core function of a trademark for any business is to serve as an exclusive identifier of the source of a products, good or service.  One of the most important trademark benefits enjoyed by a business or entrepreneurs holding a registered […]

Do Single People Need Estate Planning?

Do single people need estate planning?  Perhaps you’ve been to an estate planning seminar.  Maybe you’ve read a few articles in the paper of in magazines.  Maybe you’ve contacted a Charleston estate planning attorney in the past.  Are you now ready to talk about practical estate planning?  Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

Single […]

Tax Reform – Game Changer for Businesses

Our Charleston business lawyers have been busy unpacking the new 2018 tax law.  One of the most important considerations under the new tax law is the choice of business entity and tax structure for new or existing businesses, especially limited liability companies.  The new 20% tax deduction for “pass-through income” from sole proprietorships, partnerships, and […]

The Importance of Holding a Registered Trademark

Business owners and entrepreneurs alike should understand the importance of holding a federal trademark registration for a service or product.  Not only is a registered trademark on the federal principal register an extremely valuable asset, the protections afforded by a registered trademark are of paramount importance to maintaining brand image in connection with a service […]

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Estate Tax and GST Taxes Repealed
On November 2, 2017, Republicans in the House of Representatives released their version of a tax reform bill: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “GOP Act”). The GOP Act is still subject to revision and is only the beginning of what is sure to become a legislative battle.

The GOP […]

Third-Party Beneficiary Claims

In 2003, Alice Dumville (“Dumville”) met with Thorsen to address her estate planning needs, specifically her last will and testament.  Following the estate planning meeting, Thorsen gathered that Dumville wanted a simple will that would allocate all of her real estate to her mother, should her mother survived her. If her mother– who was in her late […]

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 – Gun Trust
On January 4, 2016 United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed ATF Rule 41F, which impacts how South Carolina gun trusts may be established in the context of estate planning. The Rule administratively changes federal regulations regarding firearms regulated by Title II of the Gun Control Act (GCA), specifically known […]

Dodging Obstacles in Federal Trademark Registration – Part 3

This is Part 3 of a 6 Part Blog from out Charleston Trademark Attorney. 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 […]

Dodging Obstacles in Federal Trademark Registration – Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 6 Part Blog from our Charleston Trademark Attorney. 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 […]