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Dislike: If You 'Like' General Mills on Facebook, You Can't Sue the Company
Legal Issues

Dislike: If You 'Like' General Mills on Facebook, You Can't Sue the Company

The American food manufacturer has made an unprecedented sneaky, (anti)social media move to keep itself out of court.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Citing a Celeb in an Ad? The First Amendment May Not Protect You.
First Amendment

Citing a Celeb in an Ad? The First Amendment May Not Protect You.

A recent court ruling finds companies aren't protected from suits by public figures if corporate ads feature them without prior consent.
Richard Young and Matthew T. Ingersoll
Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees
Paula Deen

Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees

The former Food Network star shuttered Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, which she co-owned with her brother for over 10 years.
Laura Entis
Does Your Business Put You at Risk of Lawsuits?
Legal

Does Your Business Put You at Risk of Lawsuits?

Things don't always go as planned. The more you know ahead of time, the better you can prepare in order to minimize your risk.
Nellie Akalp
Learning From March Madness: Why Filing an Extension Could Be Your Sleeper Tax Strategy
Tax Center

Learning From March Madness: Why Filing an Extension Could Be Your Sleeper Tax Strategy

Business owners should take a cue from 'bracketologists' and embrace unconventional wisdom when it comes to filing an extension this season.
Mark J. Kohler
Thank You Very Much, Now Stop: Putting an End to Excessive Lawyering
Lawyer

Thank You Very Much, Now Stop: Putting an End to Excessive Lawyering

Excessive lawyering is the client's natural enemy. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to make sure you are on the same page as your lawyer and your expectations are met.
David G. Ebert and Warren E. Friss
Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online
Copyrights

Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online

Take protective measures and find out how enforcement actions can provide your businesss relief.
Darin Klemchuk
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When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking
Ask the Expert

When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

Dealing with legalities like copyright and trademarks can be a confusing (and costly) matter for entrepreneurs. Our expert attorney Doug Wolf provides some insight into this gray area.
Doug Wolf
Put Your Kids to Work and Other Tax-saving Tips for Freelancers
Tax Center

Put Your Kids to Work and Other Tax-saving Tips for Freelancers

What freelancers don't know can hurt them. Our experts outline the most common tax mistakes.
Chris Newmarker
How to Find the Right Lawyer for You
Lawyer

How to Find the Right Lawyer for You

It's important that you actually like your attorney, and that you understand the fee structure.
David G. Ebert and Warren E. Friss
How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System
Patents

How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System

There were big changes last year to who acquires protection. Here are answers to four common questions.
Kirby Drake
In Aereo's Battle With Broadcasters, Justice Department Picks a Side
Aereo

In Aereo's Battle With Broadcasters, Justice Department Picks a Side

The digital TV startup faces some additional hurdles as it continues to expand.
Jason Fell
A Lesson in Oversharing: Dad Loses $80,000 Because Daughter Blabbed on Facebook
Social Media Policies

A Lesson in Oversharing: Dad Loses $80,000 Because Daughter Blabbed on Facebook

Social media is a tool that can be easily abused. Make sure your employees don't overshare like this teen did.
Laura Entis

Growing Your Business When You Can't Trademark Your Name

Lack of a trademark your name doesn't have to stop your company's growth.
Karen Leland