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“Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!” And with that, Kanye West taught millions of viewers a very valuable lesson that every business owner can learn from: everyone has an opinion. They’re […]

Defamation: How To Conquer It With Class (A Lesson From Taylor Swift)

Apr 26

Intellectual Property

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What Is The Difference Between A Supplemental And Principal Trademark Registration?

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Every business owner, no matter the industry, can learn from the practices of one brand in particular: Coco Chanel. Many trademark owners fall into this all too-common misconception: receiving your registered trademark paperwork means that you have those federally-protected trademark rights forever. However, that is not the case, and Chanel has provided a great case […]

Maintaining Your Trademark:You Must Actively Protect Your Registered Mark

Apr 24

Intellectual Property

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  Some of the requests for the most rushed work I receive are that of clients wanting to rebrand their businesses. They may have poured literal thousands of dollars into their copy, their graphic design, a new website…only to find that the name or logo they’ve just invested in may be subject to intellectual property […]

Do Not Brand (Or Rebrand) Yourself Before Doing This

Apr 3

Intellectual Property

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If you own a business, your job isn’t just to start, and run the best business in your industry. Your job is to make sure that what you’ve built today will be here tomorrow. After all, others in your industry are hoping that you’ve become complacent, and have neglected planning for the future. That being […]

5 Topics That Must Be Included in Every Business Succession Plan

Mar 24

Business Succession

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As a lawyer for small business owners, I am constantly inspired by grit, worth ethic, and what seems like boundless amount of creativity they exhibit. By others, entrepreneurs are typically considered those “weird” people who are willing to build a business brick by brick…yet at the same time, the vast majority of those same business […]

Hope for the best and prepare for the worst: Why every business owner must prepare for the unexpected

Mar 6

Business Succession

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A very interesting area that has recently caught the attention of the legal system is that of “influencer conversion marketing”. Specifically, when does an influencer (paid or unpaid) cross the line between “false advertising”, or just an entrepreneur with enough business savvy to take advantage of monetized marketing? As we all know, the pioneers are […]

When Does Conversion Marketing” Cross The Line Into “False Advertising?

Mar 3

Business Succession

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“Intellectual Property” is a term for a certain area of the law, comprising of patents, copyrights, and trademarks. There are three types of intellectual property in the US, which are often confused with one another. These are are three distinct legal instruments used to define ownership in numerous ways. Here’s a brief breakdown of the three: […]

The Three Types Of Intellectual Property Defined

Mar 3

Uncategorized

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What Are Trademarks A trademark is any word, name, symbol or device, or any combination thereof, used, or intended to be used, in commerce to identify and distinguish goods of one manufacturer or seller from others, and to indicate the source of goods or identify products or services to consumers. In other words, a method […]

Trademarks: The Filing Process

Feb 26

Intellectual Property

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If you want to build a solid foundation for your business and operate it successfully, every business owner needs three “advisors” on their “team”: the best accountant, the best lawyer, and the best financial advisor you can find. In the same way that you wouldn’t just go to “anybody” to perform a spinal fusion, for […]

Use Licensed Professionals

Feb 23

Estates

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Paige Hulse Law Attorney For Entrepreneurs www.paigehulse.com

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  An exciting announcement regarding the charity we have chosen to support with our business.   When I started my business, I knew that I wanted to establish an ongoing relationship with a charity that I knew not only aligned with my business and personal values and ethics but also with my primary objective of […]

Our Firm’s Charity

Feb 22

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