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Or what I really want to title this article: how to take strategic advantage of business opportunities by leveraging legal options. This is a long-awaited announcement: I have brought on a business partner in my second business, The Creative Law Shop®. And I couldn’t be more thrilled by this transition. The backstory can be found […]

7 Considerations When Adding A Business Partner

Nov 20

Formations

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In our digital world, most businesses cross international lines (knowingly or unknowingly). After all, you can’t control who can view your online content, no matter what country they’re in. Because of this fact, if your business is marketing online in any capacity, and you have customers or clients in other countries, you must assess whether […]

Considerations When Registering a Foreign Trademark in the United States: §44(d) vs. §44(e)

Nov 17

Intellectual Property

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The Legalities Of Domain Ownership

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Recently, a slew of inquiries have crossed my desk regarding domain ownership: everything from dealing with cybersquatters, to those who are attempting to impermissibly use a distinctly similar domain to others, even hostile takeovers of a domain/business. Here are answers taken directly from responses to client questions that will pertain to all online business owners: […]

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Legalities Of Domain Ownership

Oct 20

Intellectual Property

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How To Name & Trademark Your Business

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In other words, how to avoid wasting money on building name recognition and branding, only to fall prey to arguably the easiest pitfall in trademarking. The most common (and avoidable) errors I witness trademark applicants make is inadvertently applying for what’s known as a “generic” or “descriptive” trademark. In a best case scenario, this can […]

How To Choose Your Name: Avoiding Generic & Descriptive Trademarks

Oct 19

Intellectual Property

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Paige Hulse Law Attorney For Entrepreneurs www.paigehulse.com

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Most know that trademarks exist to aid in distinguishing an owner’s goods or services from other businesses, as well as a source identifier. However, few business owners know that technically, there are 3 forms of trademark ownership:  1. Common law trademark rights under the Lanham Act, or two forms of registration with the USPTO: 2. […]

A Comparison of the 3 Forms of Trademark Ownership

Oct 7

Intellectual Property

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Ruth Bader Ginsberg Legal Pioneer

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This year I’ve been nearly entirely absent from blogging, because 1. COVID; 2. At the outset of 2020, I made an intentional decision to dedicate my time to mentoring, and was blessed with the opportunity to work with fantastic interns, and 3. I’ve spent endless hours having important conversations with my own mentor about everything […]

What Every Business Owner Can Learn From The Pioneer, Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Sep 25

Personal

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The Social Dilemma (legally)

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Nothing in this article is to be construed as legal advice; rather, the information derived from the cases discussed below are for educational purposes only. This summer, I, like so many other users, began to notice an increase in “community guideline” flags and takedowns on Instagram, and received an explosion of legal inquiries regarding these […]

The Other Social Dilemma: What Do You Really Know About Your Online Privacy Or Intellectual Property?

Sep 23

Intellectual Property

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We’re living in unprecedented times, without question. COVID-19 has seemingly turned the world on its head in 2020, and questions  remain in the wake of state reopenings.  One immediately pressing question is whether or not states have the legal right to require citizens to wear masks. In a word, yes. This right has been well […]

Can States Legally Require Citizens To Wear A Mask?

Aug 5

Formations

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Paige Hulse Law trademark lawyer

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A recent development in the Washington Redskins case showcases a rare side of trademark disputes, and more importantly: the risk that any business owner runs by waiting too long to trademark their name. What’s in a name? In order for it to be applicable for a trademark registration, it must be more than creative- it […]

A Trademark “Hobbyist” May Already Own The Next Trademark For The Washington Redskins.

Jul 24

Intellectual Property

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Paige Hulse Trademark Attorney Taylor Swift Trademarks

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Call it what you want to: Taylor Swift isn’t just a music mogul, she’s proven herself as a savvy businesswoman over the years as well. For every hit she’s put out over the decade, a series of trademark applications have followed (175 and counting, to be exact). Using Swift’s USPTO history is not just a […]

3 Trademark Lessons All Entrepreneurs Should Learn From Taylor Swift

Jul 23

Intellectual Property

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