Intellectual Property

Category: Intellectual Property

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The Difference Between Service Marks and Trademarks (What You NEED to Know)

It’s interesting to me how many people get confused with the difference between service marks and trademarks. The application process for each is exactly the same through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The only main difference is that a service mark is used to distinguish a companies services while a trademark applies to

what to do if a copycat is stealing your content

Copycat Stealing Your Content? What to Do About It… (Episode 29)

What do you do if a copycat is stealing your content? First of all, you should be thankful. You’ve officially hit the big time. What do I mean by this? If you are an online entrepreneur who is just getting started with no followers or revenue, then chances are nobody even knows who you are!

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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

Do You have to Include LLC in your logo or trademark name?

It is amazing to me how frequently I get asked about when and how business owners should be using the LLC modifier in their logo, website, trademark, business cards, social media pages and more.  The basic question is, do you need to include LLC in your logo and/or trademark? The simple answer is that no,

Does Your Contract Protect You

Got Legal Agreements? 5 Must Have Contract Clauses…

Today, I’m going to share with you 5 contractual clauses that you must include in each of your legal agreements to keep your online business legally legit. You ready? Let’s do this. If you were just getting started in business, chances are you’re going to need a contract. And if you need a contract, you’re

5 Cease and Desist Letter Mistakes That Will Make You Look Like an Amateur

5 Cease and Desist Letter Mistakes

Today I want to talk to you about 5 common cease and desist letter mistakes that will make you look like an amateur. Cease and desist letters are one of the most common things that I get asked to do as an attorney, so I want to share with you five common mistakes that I’ve

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Should You Incorporate Your Online Business?

This is one of the most common questions that lawyers get when talking to entrepreneurs. “Should I Incorporate My Business?” For many bricks and mortar businesses, the answer is an undeniable and resounding “yes”. Before an entrepreneur starts signing leases and opening bank accounts, they want to make sure that all of their legal paperwork

Why Terms and Conditions for Websites Are So Important

What’s the big deal? Why do I need to concern myself with terms and conditions for my website? This is a common question I get asked by many online entrepreneurs. I mean, I get it. You are just building your business, you are still doing a lot of freelancing and consulting on the side to

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