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How to Pick the Right Name for Your Business (Episode 34)

When you are first starting in business, deciding on the right business name can be tough. But even more difficult may be deciding whether to name your business after yourself or to pick a new brand name for your business. In today’s episode we will review some of the reasons why a brand name might

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What is a Trademark? (Episode 33)

What is a trademark anyway? Most online entrepreneurs are using trademarks in their business and don’t even realize it. Still more entrepreneurs falsely believe that by using a name or just searching for a name to make sure it’s available is enough to give them ownership over their trademarks! Nothing could be further from the

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How to Legally Pay Yourself (using Profit First) (Episode 32)

Have you ever wondered what the right way to pay yourself is? Are you worried about writing yourself a check? Not sure how much to take? How often to run payroll? We tackle all of these questions and even more in this weeks episode of The Legal Jim. Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify |

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The White Lives Matter Trademark Dispute (Episode 31)

There is a dispute that is just getting started around the White Lives Matter trademark application that was filed last month. Two radio hosts are now seeing the White Lives Matter trademark application through the USPTO system… but do they have any real intent to use it or do they just want to stop other

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Should You Wait to File Your Trademark? (Episode 30)

Many people think, especially those of you that are just getting started with your online business, that you should wait to file your trademark. In your mind, trademarks are only for startups and established businesses. In today’s episode of The Legal Jim, we are going to debunk the myths surrounding when you should file your

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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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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.

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

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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

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