Trademarks

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A Tech-Driven Apparel Company Pockets Big Sales

Scottevest has recorded steady revenue growth, expecting to finish 2013 with sales of $10 million.

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.

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

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.

Safeguarding Your Brand? Avoid Intellectual Property Landmines

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.

7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material

When it comes to copyright, how savvy are you? Here are the biggest misconceptions business-owners have about using copyrighted material.

How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Microsoft's SkyDrive Trademark Misstep

Follow these expert tips for naming your startup and protecting your brand from trademark infringement.

Using Someone Else's Intellectual Property Comes At a Price

In the IP wars, you have to figure out if a potential violation is worth the penalties you might pay.

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.

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.

How to Stop a Competitor from Using a Similar Business Name

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains the steps you can take to protect your name.

How to Protect Your Business Ideas

Serial entrepreneur Jen Groover on making sure your business ideas aren't stolen as you seek out help and advice for your startup.

Lessons Learned from Scary Business Mistakes

Young entrepreneurs often share common stumbles. Here are three tips to avoid making the same startup mistakes.

Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

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.

Protecting Your Knowledge -- and Your Business

If you're in the business of selling information -- from books and podcasts to seminars and consulting -- protect your information and your business with these legal steps.

Two Weeks to Startup: Day 6. Name Your Business

How to decide what you call your company. Plus, choosing a business structure.

Register, Protect and Defend

How to stake and protect your claim when it comes to intellectual property.

Protecting Your Brand with Trademarks

Keep your brand's integrity intact by getting a trademark for your business' logo, name, tag line and more.

In The Mix

How can you protect your secret recipe?

Protecting Your Trademark

Keep another company from stealing your pending trademarked name without spending a dime.
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