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5 Reasons You Need a Patent

5 Reasons You Need a Patent

Inventors, entrepreneurs, and companies of all sizes fear that their ideas will be copied by competitors. Too often when someone markets a good idea, others come flocking with their own versions of the product. That’s why anyone who is inventing a product, whether...

5 Reasons You Need a Patent

Using the right patent attorney can protect the invention from competition, increase profits and company valuations and attracts investors. Anyone who is inventing a product or unique technology should strongly consider applying for a patent.

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Legal Must-Haves for Your Online Business, App, or Blog

Legal Must-Haves for Your Online Business, App, or Blog

There is much you need to know as you start and grow your new business. To help determine the priorities and avoid getting overwhelmed, here is a checklist for essential start-up issues we use with new clients. 1. Business Model Is your idea viable as a business? Do...

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Healthy Snacks Retailer: HOyos Snacks

Healthy Snacks Retailer: HOyos Snacks

Meet This Month's Hot Entrepreneurs! Meet Octavio and Isaura, founders of HOyos, a snack food company based in New York. HOyos is not only creating the freshest and tastiest plantain chips and other snacks, but is also helping create jobs in the U.S. and in Latin...

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The Top 6 Legal Mistakes Startups Make

The Top 6 Legal Mistakes Startups Make

The truth is, it’s always easier and cheaper to prevent than to cure an issue, especially a legal one. If you take the right steps, you can prevent legal hassles and save a lot of money. To help get started, I'm going to share with you a pattern of common mistakes...

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Author & Online Entrepreneur: oh crap!

Author & Online Entrepreneur: oh crap!

Meet This Month's Hot Entrepreneur! Meet Jamie Glowacki, an impressive business owner and now widely known published author. Jamie came to Gouchev Law for intellectual property protection. Things were moving at such high-speed in her business, that we dove right into...

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Marketing Agency: Your Hot Copy

Marketing Agency: Your Hot Copy

Meet This Month's Hot Entrepreneur! Meet Jamie Jensen, a boss entrepreneur and an extremely talented copywriter and founder of Your Hot Copy. Before we started working together, Jamie had been contemplating whether she should make the investment in a lawyer. Here is...

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Top 10 Must Haves in an LLC Operating Agreement

Every LLC should have an operating agreement, but because there’s typically no filing requirement for this document, many companies use a cookie cutter contract and just fill in the blanks. That’s one of the riskiest things you could do, especially if your LLC has...

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The Right Time Your Business Should Invest in a Lawyer

The Right Time Your Business Should Invest in a Lawyer

After tons of questions on this topic, I've decided to talk about the best time a business should invest in a lawyer, and how to save money where possible. Costs Versus Return Startups struggle deciding whether to spend on legal services because these services don’t...

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How to Make Millions with a Trademark: Bikram Case Study

How to Make Millions with a Trademark: Bikram Case Study

How do we create a brand worth millions? Bikram Choudhury did just that with his style of hot yoga called Bikram, which you’re probably familiar with. Bikram consists of a series of 26 posture exercises (asanas) and two breathing exercises performed in a room heated...

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USPTO Lowers Trademark Registration Fees

USPTO Lowers Trademark Registration Fees

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has some great news for business owners looking to protect their potential trademarks. As of January 17, 2015, the USPTO will reduce trademark filing fees for electronic trademark applications and renewals. Electronic...

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New Year Goals: Add Value, Get Leads, Make Money

New Year Goals: Add Value, Get Leads, Make Money

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a lull in sales for some small businesses. Which is why it’s a great time to to start thinking about ramping up your sales strategy for the new year. But how? Differentiate yourself Standing out is really what it’s...

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5 Steps to Protecting Your Intellectual Property

5 Steps to Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Information is becoming easier and easier to access and distribute, making it harder to safeguard your intellectual property or product ideas from theft and copying. Whether you are a start-up or a multinational company, taking steps to protect your intellectual...

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3-Steps to a Million-Dollar Mindset

3-Steps to a Million-Dollar Mindset

So you’ve got your business up and running, and maybe it’s not perfect but you’re working hard on improvements to your products, services, and strategies. If you’ve been at this for a while (or even if you’re just starting out), you’re probably wondering if you’re...

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The 3 Must-Have Documents for an LLC

The 3 Must-Have Documents for an LLC

Two of the most enticing things about an LLC is that it prevents business owners from being personally liable for things related to the business, and it provides pass-through tax status. It also has fewer formalities and requires less legal documentation.If filing as...

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When Is It Time to Change Your Business Structure?

When Is It Time to Change Your Business Structure?

Your business needs change over time. When it comes to your business structure, the ideal thing is to pick the right one from your first day in business, but you might have decided to keep things simple at the beginning. It’s often hard to anticipate your business...

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Is Venture Capital Right for Your Business?

Is Venture Capital Right for Your Business?

First, let’s clear up the differences between angels and venture capitalists (VCs). The two main distinctions are: Angels invest their own money; VCs invest other people’s money. Angel investment is more likely to be in the hundreds of thousands, while VC investments...

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What Scaling Your Business Actually Means for You

What Scaling Your Business Actually Means for You

Leveraging Products, Sales Process, and Social Media Okay, everyone’s talking about the importance of scalability with your business, but what does that really mean for you? The short answer is that you want your business to be able to turn a profit without you having...

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