Yes, You Need to Consider Legal Issues if You Own a Business

Delivering your product & services requires that you consider certain legal issues: I recently attended a conference held by my coach and advisor in which he introduced and focused on the idea that one of the main parts of every business is the physical plant or factory.  Your physical plant has to be in alignment […]

OREO® The Tastiest Trademark

As a child my favorite snack food was OREO®.  We always had a tin box (I believe one of my mom’s shoe boxes) that fit the bag of OREO® perfectly.  All my friends knew the box, its location, and its contents, and went for it as soon as they walked in the house.  I suppose […]

The Power of Sensational Words

After almost two years of going back and forth with US Patent & Trademark Office I recently obtained a registration for a client’s trademark.  Upon notifying the client, his response was “sensational.” Reading that word put a huge smile on my face.  I have received joyful responses to good news in the past but something […]

EASIEST WAY TO EARN AN MBA – WATCHING TV

I am a huge fan of both the television shows Shark Tank® and The Profit. Beyond the entertainment factor, they offer a wonderful business education for those who are looking.  Every episode of each show has several recurring themes that every business owner should always take note of: planning, knowing your numbers, knowing when to […]

Do Not Wait for an Emergency

Hiring an Attorney is as Important to your Business as Getting a Check-Up is to your Health; Diagnose, Don’t Operate.    I was looking for an article that explains to small business owners why they should hire an attorney as soon as they decide to go into business.  Upon searching, I immediately found articles that […]

WHAT’S IN A NAME? – DON’T JUST BE CREATIVE, BE EDUCATED

We all would obviously love to give our companies, products, inventions, etc. names that are meaningful to us, have some sort of relevance in our personal lives, or are symbolic of a sentimental part of ourselves, but let’s face it, this is business.  When it comes to branding, more important than any of this, is […]

LEGAL EVENT CONSIDERATIONS: THE IMPORTANCE OF A RELEASE

Live events are hot right now.  You have invested countless hours and a chunk of change into a live event that you know will build your positive reputation, grow your audience, and ultimately create buzz enough to sell your higher ticket programs or items. A seamlessly run event is what will get attendees to sign […]

REDSKINS lose their Trademark Registration, but not necessarily the war

The Redskins trademark was cancelled, now what?  They will most likely continue to use it and continue to battle it out in the courts. Though they have previously done this and had the ruling was overturned, the cancellation of their trademark as disparaging does not mean that they can no longer use it.  What they […]