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Protect Your Brand, Oprah Style: 5 Legal Strategies She Uses (And You Should, Too)
Branding

Protect Your Brand, Oprah Style: 5 Legal Strategies She Uses (And You Should, Too)

Besides investing in trademarking strategies, a chief component and underlying thread to Oprah's mega-success is keeping her brand strong by preventing dilution.
Jo-Na A. Williams
How to Conduct a Patent Search to Make Sure Your Brilliant Invention Doesn't Already Exist (Infographic)
Infographics

How to Conduct a Patent Search to Make Sure Your Brilliant Invention Doesn't Already Exist (Infographic)

A step-by-step guide on how to find out if your invention has already been patented. We're crossing our fingers it hasn't.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Before You Use DIY Legal Sites, Consider These Risks
Legal

Before You Use DIY Legal Sites, Consider These Risks

Before you add 'amateur attorney' to your job description, it's important to take a step back and consider if a DIY legal approach is really best for your business.
Autumn Gentry and Keith Dennen
What Advisors Have Taught Me
Straight Talk

What Advisors Have Taught Me

Our online panel shares how great advisors have shaped their businesses.
Linda Lacina
3 Key Agreements Every Family Business Needs in Writing
Family Businesses

3 Key Agreements Every Family Business Needs in Writing

Sadly, family businesses are not immune to the disputes that afflict every business. Putting agreements in writing can save the family, as well as the business.
Daphne Mallory
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Lori Hoberman.
Ask the Expert

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Lori Hoberman.

Our expert this month is a lawyer, and she is looking to take your questions on entity formation, employee compensation, funding and more.
Andrea Huspeni
What to Do If Someone Uses Your Trademark
Trademarks

What to Do If Someone Uses Your Trademark

The saying, 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' just doesn't fly when dealing with trademarks.
Nellie Akalp
What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses
Legal Issues

What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses

Many entrepreneurs may be surprised to learn that federal laws have not addressed sexual-orientation or gender-identity bias inside private companies.
Jonathan Segal
Legal Advice

Even A Business in Cyberspace Needs Legal Protection

That feeling of being unfettered on the Internet is an illusion but some basic legal documents will make it virtually real.
Genavieve Shingle
Legal Advice

The New Legal Economy and What It Means for Small Companies

So far, most of the Internet resources for hiring lawyers have targeted price not quality. But now innovative options are emerging that might shake up the marketplace.
Basha Rubin
How the U.S. Government Can Help with Your Export Business
Startup Kit

How the U.S. Government Can Help with Your Export Business

Because exports give the U.S. economy a big charge, government agencies are happy to help you sell just about anything to foreign markets. Here are the government resources available to you.
Raising Money for Your Business? Consider These Tips.
Winning Strategies

Raising Money for Your Business? Consider These Tips.

Being savvy about your time and money can maximize your resources as you bootstrap your business.
Linda Lacina
Why Your New Business Needs a Lawyer Yesterday
Legal Advice

Why Your New Business Needs a Lawyer Yesterday

Even a young company can run into legal problems. An attorney is trained to identify potential problems -- before they happen.
Michael Acosta
Save Time and Money, Tell Your Attorney Everything
Legal

Save Time and Money, Tell Your Attorney Everything

Communication drives attorney-client relationships, but clients, perhaps fearful or simply embarrassed, are often reluctant to tell all.
David G. Ebert and Warren E. Friss