"I'm never going back. I saw two rats in the kitchen making babies and I saw one of the babies and it looked at me! Great breadsticks though, two stars." - A review by Alf Riggum. Gotten a bad review on Yelp or Google? A bad review, even if of dubious basis in fact,...
Trademark clearance helps you understand whether anyone else has rights that can prevent you from developing your own trademark rights in a chosen brand name, logo, or other trademark material. Whether you're launching a new product or a whole new company, you need to...
Opening a bank account for your business can be surprisingly complicated. There are only a few key pieces of information that banks are actually required to collect by law, but many banks choose to require additional information and documentation, and that information...
You may have heard of an L3C, which sounds a lot like an LLC, but with a number. What is this mysterious, numbered entity type? Click here to learn more about the social enterprise vehicle that never really got off the ground.
Eminem, Lizzo, and ABBA. The names of recording artists, or registered trademarks? Why not both?
If you’re a recording artist, your name or band name may be an important part of your identity, and a valuable asset in its own right that can be turned into merchandising and licensing revenues. Learn what goes into registering a trademark for your name or band name.
Ever received a contract that you aren’t happy with and don’t know how to proceed? Don’t be afraid to ask for changes!
Social enterprises are becoming increasingly popular as younger generations and other more socially conscious consumers look to brands that reflect their personal values. If you’ve heard of social enterprises and are curious about what they are, read more.
S Corps, despite the name, aren’t really a type of corporation. Indeed, LLCs can be S Corps too, and making the switch might help you save on your taxes. Click through to find out more.
Find out how creative service professionals can use copyrights to help get paid.
Most service agreements that produce copyrightable works give an unconditional copyright grant to the client as a matter of course. What this post presupposes is: maybe they shouldn’t.
A recent Supreme Court decision increases the risk of launching a brand without first searching to see if anyone else already has trademark rights. Ignorance is no longer bliss when it comes to disgorging your profits.