UPS sues United Pot Smokers over trademark infringement

United Parcel Service Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the operators of three websites — United Pot Smokers, UPS420.com and UPS.green — claiming trademark infringement, trademark dilution, false advertising, unfair business practices and other claims.

The lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, claims that United Pot Smokers’ use of the UPS letters and a shield logo are to similar to United Parcel Service’s letters and logo. Taken together and…


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UPS sues United Pot Smokers over trademark infringement

Georgia Senate committee OKs Medicaid waiver bill

A Georgia Senate committee voted Tuesday to authorize Gov. Brian Kemp to pursue a federal waiver to expand Medicaid coverage through a more conservative approach than is provided under the Affordable Care Act.

The bill cleared the Senate Health and Human Services Committee following a debate that focused primarily on whether Georgia should look to cap Medicaid eligibility in Georgia to those with incomes up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level – as proposed in the legislation – or seek…


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Georgia Senate committee OKs Medicaid waiver bill

Resurgens Orthopaedics creates C-Suite role for marketing director

The C-Suite inside Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics has expanded with the promotion of Miranda Madar to chief marketing officer.

Resurgens created the C-Suite role for Madar, who joined the company as director of marketing in 2014 after serving as global communications manager at The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO). There are no plans to add a new marketing director but “it is something that will probably happen in the future,” according to a company spokesperson.

Madar launched the company’s…


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Resurgens Orthopaedics creates C-Suite role for marketing director

Chick-fil-A again boosts scholarships for restaurant team members — to $15.3M

Chick-fil-A Inc. has once again bolstered its investment in continuing education for its employees.

The Atlanta-based chicken chain said it boosted the 2019 scholarships in its Remarkable Futures education initiative for restaurant team members to $15.3 million. The company’s scholarship investment has grown more than three-fold over the last four years: $4.9 million in 2016; $8.9 million in 2017; and $14.65 million in 2018.

Chick-fil-A called its scholarship initiative one of the highest “unrestricted…


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Chick-fil-A again boosts scholarships for restaurant team members — to .3M

How James Patton, Big Boi's brother, sold Bobby Cox a French bulldog puppy

James Patton was skeptical when a new client wanted to pay by check for an 8-week-old French bulldog named Bounty. He’s been on the wrong end of his fair share of bad checks. Then he found out who he was speaking with.

“(The lady) was like, ‘Well, that’s Bobby Cox,'” Patton recounted to Atlanta Business Chronicle. “I was like, ‘holy [bleep].'”

Patton is the co-founder and owner of Unbelievabull Bulldogs, a dog breeder specializing in French and English bulldogs. He is also a younger brother…


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How James Patton, Big Boi's brother, sold Bobby Cox a French bulldog puppy

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