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What Is the Key Man Clause?
A key man clause (or key person clause) says that when certain executives of an investment firm are absent, the firm cannot make any new investments until they replace them. Investments need constant watching. Therefore, it's important for investment firms to always have someone in charge.
Key man clauses trigger anytime the executives named by the clause aren't spending enough time managing the firm's investments. This can happen if the executive:
- Suffers a permanent or long-term disability
- Spends too much time at another job
- Quits or is fired
- Is convicted of a serious crime
Whatever the cause happens to be, if the executive can't do his or her job, the key man clause puts investing on hold at the very least. Sometimes it means the investment firm has to end, depending on how big the firm is and how important the key person was. When
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What Is a Non-Disclosure Agreement?
A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract that keeps one party from revealing another party's secrets. An NDA makes a confidential relationship between the parties, are used to protect proprietary or secret information, typically in business relationships. NDAs get more complicated the more information they need to cover, though they can start very simply. NDAs are especially popular in tech fields.
Other names include the following:
- Confidentiality Agreement.
- Non-Disclosure Form.
- Confidentiality Clause.
- Confidentiality Statement.
Sample NDAs for Download
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What are Representations and Warranties?
Representations and warranties in business contracts provide facts (representations) and security against loss (warranties) if the statements made are not true. Representations and warranties may also be shortened to "represents and warrants" in a contract.
If the representation in the contract is found to be false, it is called "inaccurate," while a false warranty is considered breached. Representations always refer to past information, as it is impossible for a company or individual to present future information as factual.
Every contract between two parties includes representations and warranties. For example, if you decide to go to an auto dealership to buy a car, you would enter this transaction with several representations, such as:
- The car is actually what
What Is International Trademark Search?
International trademarks are used by companies that are planning to export their services or products overseas. The registration and application process for international trademarks is regulated by the Madrid Protocol. Unlike the trademark protection provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, this registration prevents the use of companies' intellectual properties worldwide.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of Geneva regulates the registration, and it provides a database for international trademark search. This facility allows businesses oper
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 to protect workers and their families by limiting new employers from excluding coverage for preexisting conditions, banning discrimination against employees and their dependent family members based on any preexisting conditions, and providing new rights to individuals who lose their coverage to enroll in a group health plan.
HIPAA also protects patients’ paper and electronically stored medical information through the Privacy Rule and the Security Rule, which were implemented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
HIPAA Violation Enforcement
The HHS, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the HIPAA enforcement agency that investigates any complaints filed regarding HIPAA violations. If the OCR finds that a HIPAA violation has taken place, the OCR will d