Category: Emerging Startup

Why Do I Need a Business Attorney?

You’ve been told you need a business attorney. On top of everything else you currently worry about, now you wonder, “do I really need an attorney to start my business?” The answer to this question is simple. No, you do not need an attorney to start a business. However, an attorney can save headaches later. …

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Which Type of Business Entity Is Best for Me?

In this two-part series, we’ll discuss the differences in the following business entities: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, and Limited Liability Company. Congratulations! You want to start a business. You’ve perfected a million dollar idea and are excited to hit the ground running. You’ve fine tuned your process, know who your target market is, and maybe even …

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Planning for Success: Gathering Your Team and Your Ideas

When should I retain an attorney? This is a question with a specific answer for each entity. Some people like to come to visit us before their company is off the ground and we help them legally form their entity and get things legally set up and squared away. Others prefer to form their entity …

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How Do I Get a Federal Trademark Registration?

Federal trademark registration does not create trademark rights, but it does expand them. In fact, this expansion of existing rights is quite valuable. So how do you register your trademark? The first thing is to determine whether your trademark even qualifies for registration. A trademark must distinguish the goods or services of the applicant from …

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What Do I Do If Someone Infringes My Trademark

A trademark is infringed by any person who, without permission, uses any reproduction, counterfeit, copy, or colorable imitation of a trademark; or uses a trademark likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive as to the source of the goods and/or services, or to falsely create an association with the owner of …

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How Do I Protect My Trademark

You have a valuable trademark that you use in your business.  How do you protect it?  (“Protecting a trademark” means being able to stop other from using that trademark or a confusingly similar trademark.) There are several things that you can do to protect your trademark.  You should always use your trademark in a consistent …

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