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How Not to Get Sued When You Start Mobile Marketing

Keep these four concepts in mind to avoid legal issues with your mobile marketing campaign.

6 Ways to Protect Your Digital Brand

Travel blogger Turner Barr recently watched a moneyed corporation allegedly steal his brand identity. Here’s how to ensure it doesn’t happen to you.

The Basics of Domain Names for Your Business

From choosing a registrar to maintaining your site, expert advice on how to keep your online business presence running, trouble-free.

Love Inc.: Startups Make Breaking Up Easier to Do

How a new crop of entrepreneurs aim to help love's losers cope with canceled weddings, called-off engagements and divorces.

How to Ask Your Partner for a Prenup

Starting a new marriage is exciting, but bringing up the subject of protecting your business can be awkward. Here are five tips to start the conversation.

Why Rupert Murdoch's Divorce Is a Wakeup Call for Business Owners

Here's a look at three common scenarios an entrepreneur may face and possible solutions for divorce-proofing your company.

Green Pharma

Medical marijuana is legal in 18 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. But entering the business can be tricky, since it's still a federal crime to grow, sell or possess marijuana.

3 Hacks to Save on Startup Legal Fees

When it comes to legal hurdles, an attorney can be your biggest asset or your biggest expense. Here's how to trim your legal costs.

How to Know If You Need to Patent Your Product

You are ready to introduce your invention to the world, but first you should consider whether your new product requires a patent to help make it commercially viable.

7 Things to Consider Before Buying Disability Insurance

Consider these essential details when deciding between disability insurance policies.

What Every Online Business Needs to Know About the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

New changes to the law are scheduled to go into effect July 1st. Is your business ready?

How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

You don't have to fork over thousands of dollars in legal fees to safeguard your business idea with a patent. Here are some affordable easy steps to help ensure you're protecting your ideas from theft.

Customer Privacy Policy Essentials

What every online business should know about protecting customer information.

Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)

The Marketplace Fairness Act, expected to pass in the Senate on May 6, requires online retailers to charge shoppers their state's sales tax. Is the law a poor political move?

The Rising Threat of Patent Trolls and What You Can Do to Protect Your Startup

Tim Sparapani of Application Developers Alliance provides insight into the world of patent trolls.

Patents and Copyrights: How to Play By the Rules

Serial entrepreneur Mike Jones shares his insight on protecting your startup.

When Business Names Confuse Consumers: The Basics of Trademark Law

A look at the recent Florida health club lawsuit between 'YOU FIT' and competitor 'FIT U,' and what your business can learn from it about trademark infringement.

What You Need to Know About Music Licensing for Your Business

Four need-to-know tips for businesses that play music.

7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer

Once you have a list of attorneys to consider, be sure to watch what they say and do before you sign them on.

Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'

Combating patent-law abuse was among the subjects the President talked about in a Google Hangout following up his State of the Union address.

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Small-Business Attorney

A quick guide to finding a legal professional that is the right fit for your business.

Incorporating Your Business

When starting your business, it's worth taking the time to think through which legal structure will be best for you and your business. Here is some guidance on the basics.

Use Photos in Advertisements? Take These Steps to Avoid a Lawsuit

Three things you need to know about 'right of publicity' when selecting photos for your website or advertising.

When Bad Online Reviews Cost Business

A Washington, D.C., contractor sues a dissatisfied customer for $750,000 over a negative Yelp review.

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