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Deciding to Franchise

Franchising allows companies to expand without the risk of debt or the cost of equity. It also allows for expansion with minimal capital investment on the part of the franchisor. When deciding to franchise, the company will need to create … Continue reading

The Importance of Intellectual Property

When a business protects their intellectual property through patents, trade secrets, copyrights, or trademarks, it not only benefits that business, but the United States economy as a whole. A new report came out detailing just how this is possible. Here … Continue reading

Company Formation Mistakes

Forming a company can seem like a fairly straight forward process, but mistakes often occur during the process. Some of these mistakes can be easily avoided, especially with an attorney to look over the paperwork. Here are some of the … Continue reading

Advising Tech Start-Ups

It seems like everyone is in the tech start-up industry at the moment. With technology such a big part of today’s society, it’s not a bad place to be. However, creating a start-up isn’t always as easy as some people … Continue reading

Trade Secret Misappropriation

Most are familiar with patents, trademarks, and copyrights. However, there is a fourth type of intellectual property called trade secrets. Trade secrets consist of information that can be a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique or process. To be … Continue reading

Intellectual Property Theft

Companies depend on intellectual property to profit and even survive. So, when it is stolen or infringed upon, it can be a big deal. Intellectual property can be books, ideas, written items, inventions, and more. If a company discovers their … Continue reading

Five Common Patent Filing Mistakes

Many companies depend on patents to protect their creations. Making a mistake while filing the patent could be disastrous for their company. However, mistakes do happen. Here are the five most common patent application mistakes to avoid: Waiting too long … Continue reading

The Basics of Trademark Infringement

Many companies encounter trademark infringement during the course of their lifetime. Whether they are a victim of it, or are the ones infringing, any business should be aware of the basics regarding trademark infringements in case they run into the … Continue reading