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3 Ways to Save When Registering Your Trademark
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While trademark registration can be expensive for many entrepreneurs and small business owners, there are options for tamping down costs.
April 9, 2014 in Grow Your Business

Whose Trademark Is It Anyway?

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Our expert speaks to the nuances of trademark law.
April 2, 2014 in Ask Entrepreneur
How to Avoid Trademark Infringement

How to Avoid Trademark Infringement

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Infringing on someone else's trademark is no laughing matter. Attorney Doug Wolf offers up advice on what entrepreneurs need to know about trademark infringement.
March 26, 2014 in Starting a Business
Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online

Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online

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Take protective measures and find out how enforcement actions can provide your businesss relief.
March 24, 2014 in Grow Your Business
When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

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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.
March 19, 2014 in Starting a Business
When It Makes Sense to Hire a Patent Attorney

When It Makes Sense to Hire a Patent Attorney

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While patent attorneys can be costly, they can help protect your ideas and work, which can save you money down the road.
March 12, 2014 in Starting a Business
3 Routes to Register Your Business Name

3 Routes to Register Your Business Name

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Your name is your brand, so it's important to protect it. Oh, and it's the law.
March 6, 2014 in Starting a Business
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Doug Wolf.

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

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Attorney Doug Wolf wants to answer your big startup questions about trademarks, copyright, due diligence and working with venture groups.
March 5, 2014 in The 'Treps
What Sochi Can Teach Us About Trademarks

What Sochi Can Teach Us About Trademarks

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When it was announced that Sochi would be the home of the 2014 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee jumped into motion, filing numerous trademark applications to protect the Olympic brand. While your startup doesn't have the global presence of the Olympics, here are some tips on how to protect your brand.
February 20, 2014 in Innovation
Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound

Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound

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Whether they know it or not, almost all startups possess some sort of intellectual property. Here are a few ways to protect these IP secrets.
February 7, 2014 in Security
App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

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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.
February 4, 2014 in Apps & Software
Sweet Victory: Candy Crush Developer Trademarks the Word 'Candy'

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

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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.
January 21, 2014 in Apps & Software
A Tech-Driven Apparel Company Pockets Big Sales

A Tech-Driven Apparel Company Pockets Big Sales

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Scottevest has recorded steady revenue growth, expecting to finish 2013 with sales of $10 million.
December 29, 2013 in Starting a Business
How to Keep Your Startup's Secrets Private

How to Keep Your Startup's Secrets Private

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Our expert attorney Peter Buckland discusses how startups should go about divulging startup secrets to investors, business partners and others.
December 26, 2013 in Legal Center
Why Your Business's Name Doesn't Matter as Much as You Think

Why Your Business's Name Doesn't Matter as Much as You Think

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The founder of S.W. Basics delves into why her company changed its name and the time-saving rebranding tips she learned along the way.
October 31, 2013 in Branding
Safeguarding Your Brand? Avoid Intellectual Property Landmines

Safeguarding Your Brand? Avoid Intellectual Property Landmines

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Your idea isn't the only thing that needs protection. Your name, your logo, your images and your sounds--are the intellectual property that makes your business your own.
September 16, 2013 in Legal Center
7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material

7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material

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When it comes to copyright, how savvy are you? Here are the biggest misconceptions business-owners have about using copyrighted material.
August 20, 2013 in Legal Center
How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Microsoft's SkyDrive Trademark Misstep

How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Microsoft's SkyDrive Trademark Misstep

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Follow these expert tips for naming your startup and protecting your brand from trademark infringement.
August 5, 2013 in Legal Center
Using Someone Else's Intellectual Property Comes At a Price

Using Someone Else's Intellectual Property Comes At a Price

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In the IP wars, you have to figure out if a potential violation is worth the penalties you might pay.
July 26, 2013 in Legal Center
The Rising Threat of Patent Trolls and What You Can Do to Protect Your Startup

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

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Tim Sparapani of Application Developers Alliance provides insight into the world of patent trolls.
April 15, 2013 in Startup Basics
When Business Names Confuse Consumers: The Basics of Trademark Law

When Business Names Confuse Consumers: The Basics of Trademark Law

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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.
March 21, 2013 in Legal Basics For Startups
Video: How to Stop a Competitor from Using a Similar Business NamePlay Video

How to Stop a Competitor from Using a Similar Business Name (Video)

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Attorney Nina Kaufman explains the steps you can take to protect your name.
July 5, 2012 in Naming Your Business
Video: How to Protect Your Business IdeasPlay Video

How to Protect Your Business Ideas (Video)

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Serial entrepreneur Jen Groover on making sure your business ideas aren't stolen as you seek out help and advice for your startup.
March 6, 2012 in Business Ideas
Lessons Learned from Scary Business Mistakes

Lessons Learned from Scary Business Mistakes

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Young entrepreneurs often share common stumbles. Here are three tips to avoid making the same startup mistakes.
October 28, 2011 in Startup Basics
Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

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When starting a business, details can get lost in the excitement of a new venture. Here are the top legal mistakes unwittingly made by new business owners -- and how to avoid them.
August 31, 2011 in Legal Basics For Startups

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