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3 Routes to Register Your Business Name

3 Routes to Register Your Business Name

Your name is your brand, so it's important to protect it. Oh, and it's the law.
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Doug Wolf.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Doug Wolf.

Attorney Doug Wolf wants to answer your big startup questions about trademarks, copyright, due diligence and working with venture groups.
How Drones Are Changing the Way We Do Business

How Drones Are Changing the Way We Do Business

From filmmaking to sales, unmanned aerial vehicles are transforming how businesses operate and grow.
If You Run a Company Together, What Happens When You Divorce?

If You Run a Company Together, What Happens When You Divorce?

Wevorce cofounder Michelle Crosby shares tips on doing the unthinkable: divorcing your business partner.
Oklahoma Makes Personal Finance Mandatory for High School Students

Oklahoma Makes Personal Finance Mandatory for High School Students

A law passed in 2007 and beginning in May will require teachers to certify students' working knowledge of banking, taxes, investing, loans and more.
Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

While Comedy Central was revealed to be behind Dumb Starbucks, it was the lack of proper permits that doomed the shop.
Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?

Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?

A coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks opened this weekend in Los Angeles. The only difference from the original? The word 'dumb' in front of its name.
Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

The FAA's shutdown of Lakemaid beer delivery drones drew criticism for hurting small businesses.
App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

FiftyThree, which created its own award-winning app entitled Paper in 2012, may take legal action against Facebook for its much-ballyhooed new reader app of the same name.
In France, Fresh Foods Have to Carry a Special Stamp So They Aren't Mistaken for Frozen

In France, Fresh Foods Have to Carry a Special Stamp So They Aren't Mistaken for Frozen

French Parliament approved legislation on Wednesday stating that restaurants must denote homemade cuisine on their menus with a special seal.
Chobani Can't Be Marketed as 'Greek Yogurt' in the U.K.

Chobani Can't Be Marketed as 'Greek Yogurt' in the U.K.

A British court ruled that Chobani can't call their product 'Greek yogurt' because it is made in the U.S.
Burger With A Side of Heroin? McDonald's Worker Found Selling Drugs in Happy Meals

Burger With A Side of Heroin? McDonald's Worker Found Selling Drugs in Happy Meals

A McDonald's employee in Pittsburgh was arrested for selling heroin to customers at the drive-thru.
Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit

Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit

Instead of targeting file sharing sites, Prince is now suing 22 website owners and Facebook users for copyright violation -- many of whom are likely his biggest fans.
Sweet Victory: Candy Crush Developer Trademarks the Word 'Candy'

Sweet Victory: Candy Crush Developer Trademarks the Word 'Candy'

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved a trademark claim filed by the social game company, King. Now, Apple is notifying app developers in breach of the ruling.
Game On: China Lifts 14-Year Ban on Video Game Consoles

Game On: China Lifts 14-Year Ban on Video Game Consoles

Leading video game manufactures are cautiously optimistic on China's easing of a ban on gaming consoles such as PlayStation, Xbox and Wii.
2014 May be the Year to Find Your Lawyer Online

2014 May be the Year to Find Your Lawyer Online

New companies are making it easier, and cheaper, to connect with legal representatives.
Up in Smoke: First Retail Licenses for Marijuana Distributed in Denver

Up in Smoke: First Retail Licenses for Marijuana Distributed in Denver

Pot will be sold, legally, for recreational use. This isn't a joke.
How to Keep Your Startup's Secrets Private

How to Keep Your Startup's Secrets Private

Our expert attorney Peter Buckland discusses how startups should go about divulging startup secrets to investors, business partners and others.
Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

When launching a startup, often founders need to offer up equity to employees in lieu of big salaries. Our legal expert Peter Buckland offers up advice on how to approach equity option pools.
How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

Negotiating a lease can be as simple as buying a toothbrush or as complicated as buying a new car. These tips can help simplify the process.
3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs

3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs

If you fail to implement a formal agreement, there can be costly consequences in the end. Be sure to put it in writing and save the hassle down the road.
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Peter Buckland

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Peter Buckland

Lawyer Peter Buckland wants to answer your big startup questions about allocating equity, setting up a board of directors, raising capital and intellectual property.
Spotify to Musicians: Don't Hate On Us

Spotify to Musicians: Don't Hate On Us

The streaming music service is determined to convince artists, both big and small, that streaming can be a real money maker.
Was the Ban on Cell Phones in Flight Ever Necessary? Nope.

Was the Ban on Cell Phones in Flight Ever Necessary? Nope.

Regulators never had any data to suggest that cell phone use in flight was in any way a danger to passengers.
Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

With Starbucks losing its fight against 'Charbucks' coffee, here's a look at seven more legal battles over copycat names.
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