In this episode of The Legal Jim, we will be reviewing the 4 things you need to do to get your business legally protected. They include:
- Creating separation between your personal and business lives;
- Claiming the legal rights to your online persona (i.e. brand);
- Protecting your relationships with clients, contractors and vendors; and,
- Protecting all of the content you create, including podcasts, blog posts, courses and videos.
At the very end I will share which of these four areas is the MOST important and can cost you the most legal headaches if you ignore it.
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The Biggest Takeaways
- LLC's are a great way to provide legal separation between your personal and business lives. If you haven't already set one up and you are getting into business, now is the time!
- The most important thing you can do to protect your online presence is register your trademarks with the USPTO.
- Having solid contracts in place to protect your legal relationships is extremely important. For some lawyer-drafted templates that you can use immediately, click here.
- Protecting the content that you create is important. Creating a system to methodically register your most valuable works can pay off many times over if you ever have to file an infringement lawsuit.
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