Legal Considerations for Starting an Online Business

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I was recently asked to put together a legal resource for an online community I am a part of. They asked me to answer some of the frequently asked questions from people that are starting an online business. Here is the edited version of that resource with additional links to articles and helpful resources for […]

What’s the #1 Legal Question You Currently Have About Your Business?

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Here at Hawthorn Law, we live for helping online entrepreneurs and small business owners. But in order to help you best, we need to know what your biggest problems and challenges are. Can you please take a minute and tell us what your #1 legal challenge is? Perhaps you don’t know what you don’t know – […]

Eliminate These Mistakes on Your Trademark Application

For those of you that were unaware, I’m in the process of writing a book that outlines all the do’s and don’ts that you need to be aware of when staring (or building) an online business. A huge issue I see with many clients is multiple trademark application mistakes that generate problems with the USPTO. […]

9 Things You Need to Know to Work from Home in an Online Business

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Recently I’ve been researching possible blog topics and noticed that there is very little legal information out there for people that work from home. And because my law practice works with online entrepreneurs, it dawned on me that many of you probably do actually work from home in your online business. Now, this post was inspired […]

Branding Yourself… How to Properly Name Your Business

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This is the second part of the ultimate business building legal checklist. Last time we discussed all the preliminary matters you must consider when starting your online business. Today we are going to address branding yourself. This is an often overlooked but vitally important topic for online sellers.   Branding Yourself… What’s In a Name? Honestly? […]

Do I Really Need A Lawyer To File My Trademark Application?

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If I had a nickel for every time someone tried to explain to me why they don’t need a lawyer to help them file their trademark application… jeez. Do you really need a lawyer to file your own trademark application? The simple answer is, no, you don’t need a lawyer to submit your trademark application. […]

What Every Online Business Needs to Know About Trademarks

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I get a lot of questions about trademarks… what they are, how they are used, whether or not I should even apply for trademark protection by registering my brand name. This page is designed as an “all in one resource” for you to refer to with your trademark basics questions. And here’s a quick video […]