The Legal Blog for Entrepreneurs

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

post it with Top 3 overlayed by the title the 3 best types of trademarks

The Top 3 Types of Trademarks (not all are created equal)

Did you know that there are five different types of trademarks? That’s right, not all trademarks are created equal. Some are easier to register while others will cost you less to educate your customers about. And still others are not capable of registration at all. Picking the correct trademark for your brand is incredibly important.

Read More »
photo of Florida state flag with the caption how to register your trademark... in florida?

How to Trademark a Name (in Florida?)

If you live in Florida (or any other state in the United States) and are interested in protecting your brand name, then you would be a good idea to consider registering a trademark or service mark either in the state where you live or with the USPTO. But if you are at the very beginning

Read More »

Year-End Legal Checklist (2022)

It’s that time of year again! The time of year when it is time to start thinking about how you can save a ton of money on your 2022 tax bill before it is too late! In today’s episode, I review 8 ways to save money on taxes by doing things that you are probably

Read More »
woman looking at watch in shock thinking how long does it take to get a trademark?

How Long Does it Take to Get a Trademark? (in 2022)

Are you wondering how long it takes to get a trademark? in today’s episode we walk you through everything you need to know, including what needs to happen in the first two weeks before you file your trademark application and why that timing is so important. Here is the process from beginning to end: Decide

Read More »
trademark vs llc guy pointing at both

Trademark vs LLC… Which Comes First?

Trademarks vs. LLC’s… it’s an age old legal question. And whether you are just starting your business, or you have been operating for many years under a given trade name, if you are reading this post then you are probably debating the merits of whether you should form an LLC or apply for a trademark.

Read More »
Woman looking quizzically at the words "when to trademark your name?"

When to Trademark Your Business Name (Episode 24)

If you are currently using or thinking about using a cool sounding name for your business, you may be wondering when to trademark that name. In today’s episode, we talk about some of the common concerns and considerations entrepreneurs have when weighing this choice so that you can make a clear decision about when is

Read More »
Man holding ballons overlayed by the text "It's your trademark's birthday (how to renew your trademark)

How to Renew a Trademark (Properly)

After you successfully register your Federal Trademark, you can’t just sit back and do nothing to keep that registration. You must take affirmative actions to maintain that registration and insure it does not get cancelled. In this post we will share details about the trademark renewal process and how to renew your trademark registration so

Read More »
Scroll to Top