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On July 30th, the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and Business Forward presented a briefing with Michelle Yee, the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Several business leaders participated in the round table discussion, including Claire...

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When you obtain a patent, trademark, or copyright to protect your intellectual property (IP), you obtain the sole rights to use and benefit from your invention, brand, or original work. However, one of the main ways you can benefit...

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Activewear supplier Under Armour took steps in May of this year to trademark certain phrases related to its relationship with 2015 NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, according to report published by ESPN. Curry is Under Armour’s most prominent...

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In a historic ruling, the United States Supreme Court decided Obgerfell v. Hodges late last week, holding that states must recognize same-sex marriage. While this is certainly a landmark victory for advocates of gay rights, it does not mean...

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Naming a new business is often a difficult decision that many entrepreneurs may spend countless hours struggling with. The choice of a particular business name can significant legal implications and also may affect the overall success of your business....

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As we have previously discussed on this blog, limited liability companies (LLCs) have many benefits for business owners. We will now examine one of those benefits more in depth—the protection of your personal assets. In a sole proprietorship or...

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Small business owners have several choices when they are deciding what type of legal entity is best for their particular business. One legal entity that is particularly popular among entrepreneurs is the limited liability corporation (LLC). The following is...

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If you operate a business that has a bricks-and-mortar presence, your monthly lease payment is likely among the most significant of your operating expenses. A commercial lease is the document you sign with the owner of the property that...

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In recent years, many consumers have become wary of conducting business online due to hacking schemes, fraud, identity theft, spamming, and more. In order to attract business from hesitant online users, you must get them to trust that your...

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California small business attorney Claire Kalia has been invited to speak at a first-of-its-kind conference this fall hosted by Intuit QuickBooks. Occurring between October 20th and 23rd of this year, the QuickBooks Connect conference will take place in San...

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