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How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Microsoft's SkyDrive Trademark Misstep

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register, Protect and Defend

How to stake and protect your claim when it comes to intellectual property.
Protecting Your Brand with Trademarks

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

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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