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Practical, Strategic, and Helpful Information and Resources for the entrepreneur who wants to start, build and protect their business.

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Why We Charge for Trademark Strategy Calls

As a lawyer with a YouTube channel, I receive a fair number of calls and emails from people interested in scheduling a consultation with me. And since August 2022, if you were interested in protecting your brand, that call was free. In this post, I’m going to explain why I started offering free strategy calls,

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Save Big Money on Taxes with Navi Maraj

Navi Maraj is an accountant and CPA who works with small businesses to save them money on taxes. He also has created a course to teach people all the ins and outs of bookkeeping so that they can deliver a clean set of books to their tax preparers each year. In today’s episode we talk

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launching an online store and staying off brand

Launching an Online Store and Staying Off Brand

In today’s episode of The Legal Jim, I had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Ohsman, Hayley Brucker and Summer Jubelirer from The Always Off Brand Podcast. These three amazing people are experts in all things e-commerce, specifically selling on Amazon. Whether you are just starting out and selling a couple thousand dollars a month, or

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kerrie fitzgerald knows how to put her customers first and build an amazing brand in the process

Putting Your Customers First with Kerrie Fitzgerald

In today’s episode, I had the privilege of interviewing Kerrie Fitzgerald. Kerrie is an amazing entrepreneur that built a subscription business from nothing to amazing in just a few short years… all without using any paid ads! Kerrie’s strategy was to create robust and amazing client experiences, promote customer referral programs, and host monthly contests

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How to LEGALLY Start a Business [2023]

Are you thinking about starting a business this year? Or maybe you have already started one but aren’t sure if you did it the right way? Not to fret, in this episode we are going to take you by the hand, and walk you step-by-step through everything you need to do to make sure your

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3 Deadly Mistakes People Make with their Trademarks (Episode 38)

In today’s episode we review 3 mistakes I see people make with their intellectual property, specifically their trademarks, all the time. If you are building a brand, or thinking about building a brand, then pay careful attention to this episode! Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Leave us

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When Should You File a Trademark?

Are you wondering when the best time to file a trademark is? Here is a popular video I recorded a few years ago that shares my answer. Enjoy! When you are ready to schedule a free strategy call with me to discuss your trademark needs, click here!

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Should You File a Combination Mark Logo? (Episode 36)

What is a combination mark logo, and should you use one for your online business? In today’s episode I’m going to explain what a combination mark logo is, and my thoughts on whether you should or should not attempt to register one of these trademarks for your business when you are just starting out. What

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