TO MARK OR NOT TO MARK, THAT IS THE QUESTION!

Trademarks, whether registered or not are valuable assets. The Circle R, or ®, is used to show that the mark’s owner has registered their mark, be it a word, design or logo with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Unlike the TM (trademark) or SM (service mark) symbols, which can be used without registration, […]

ASIS TO DEVELOP ACTIVE ASSAILANT SUPPLEMENT TO ITS WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION ANSI STANDARD

ASIS International (formerly the American Society of Industrial Security), the world’s largest association for security management professionals, today announced it will develop an Active Assailant Supplement to its existing ANSI/ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Standard (WPVI). With the addition of this supplement, security professionals will have an enhanced standard for practical methods to develop […]

NETLINGO FOR THE NON-SOCIAL MEDIA CROWD

Mike LaCorte, First Vice President, World Association of Detectives Edited and Reprinted with Permission The new generation of social media and instant messaging users are creative innovators. Today, the young adaptors use an expansive set of abbreviations and text shorthand to communicate quickly and privately with one another. The ability to use instant messaging platforms […]

THE 18 MOST COMMON MISTAKES MADE BY INVESTIGATORS AND FACT-FINDERS

As a litigation consultant and expert witness, I frequently have the opportunity to examine and evaluate the investigative work performed by other professionals. These engagements are both fascinating and edifying. Disappointingly, I found that much of the (investigative and legal) work I’ve reviewed involve the commission of serious, albeit preventable mistakes. Of them, the following […]

ACTIVE SHOOTER: PREVENTION IS MORE THAN GUARDS, GATES, CAMERAS, FENCES AND LOCKS

Workplace violence touches everyone. It affects the way we think, feel and behave. The threat of workplace violence affects the emotional stability and productivity of our employees, and ultimately our profitability. Although the incidence of actual physical violence at work is relatively low, workplace violence affects the lives of thousands of innocent Americans each year. […]