James Hart, Trademark Lawyer

Husband, Father, Lawyer, Entrepreneur, YouTuber and Die-Hard Cleveland sports fan. I love helping founders build and protect their intellectual property and brand names with trademarks, copyrights, and contracts. #gobucks

Author: James Hart, Trademark Lawyer

Fund Your Startup Business

4 Ways to Fund Your Startup Business

Today I want to talk with you about four different ways that you can get the initial capital you need to fund your startup.  When considering how to fund your startup, give careful consideration to your financial situation, business plan, and willingness to give up equity or take on debt. Evaluate each method based on

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Alexandra Watkins

Alexandra Watkins on Picking an Awesome Brand Name

In this episode of The Legal Jim, we interview Alexandra Watkins about what makes a great name for your business, as well as how to avoid a bad name. We talk about her signature SMILE and SCRATCH methods for picking amazing and memorable brand names. Don’t miss this episode! Learn More about Alexandra Watkins Alexandra

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moving back to the United States

I’m Moving Back to the United States (4 Reasons Why)

Porto was one of the cities in Europe that I really wanted to visit while I lived here in Portugal. And if you haven’t heard the news yet (to be honest, I haven’t really publicized this), I’m moving back to the United States later this month. My wife and kids left for North Carolina a

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government shutdown and trademarks

The Looming Government Shutdown And It’s Potential Impact On Trademarks

UPDATE: The government averted a shutdown this time, but stay tuned in November as we start to talk about this topic all over again… As we push towards a government shutdown at midnight tonight in November, you may be wondering how a potential shutdown will impact your trademark application, registration, and trademarks in general. For

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