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For startups, social media serves an advertising channel and a direct line of communication with its existing and prospective customers. When used correctly, social media can have a positive impact. Successful social media campaigns can peek the interest of...

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Domain names are the Internet equivalent of a physical address, allowing people to find your site when they wish to visit it. For example, the domain name associated with this site is www.kalialawpc.com. This domain name is divided into...

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A business’s identity is among its most important assets. Fortunately, legal mechanisms exist that allow a business to be able to protect its name and other identifying characteristics from being misappropriated or used by others. A trademark is a...

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I am thrilled to be the guest speaker at the April 8, 2014 meetup in Palo Alto for the organization, Founding Moms. Founding Moms is a group that helps entrepreneurial moms connect, network, and support one another through the...

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When you are starting a small business, your to-do list often seems endless. Since many small business owners have limited knowledge of the law, legal issues facing your business may seem daunting. Furthermore, if you are starting a business,...

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Last month, we introduced some basic ideas about intellectual property and intellectual property law as it relates to startups. In that post, we focused on ways that the law could protect ideas that people or companies were trying to...

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Starting a business can be an exciting and potentially lucrative endeavor, and many entrepreneurs are understandably excited to get started. Developing a concept into a monetized reality requires planning and execution, and skipping steps in this process can cost...

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This month, book publishers and Google reached a settlement regarding how Google may digitize books and make them available for its users.  At issue is whether Google’s book-scanning project, known as “Google Books,” violated both publisher’s and author’s copyrights....

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If you blog or have a website, chances are you have looked at other people’s writing to get ideas or content. At what point do you cross the line from legitimate research to copyright infringement? A few guidelines may...

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Having a website is essential for almost all business owners, and the Internet is a tool that allows companies that were once operating in a limited geographic area to literally conduct business across the globe. As much as a...

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