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Considerations Before Adding a Partner To Your Business

The question on the table is business partnerships.   I want to start off by saying that I am all for collaborations. I’m all for building your business with partners if you can, but I am against going into the situation blind. So today we’re going to discuss what you should consider before going into business with someone.  …

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Planning A Brand Photoshoot? Read This First.

Woman walks into a brand photoshoot. Photographer shoots her (with the camera, of course). Woman later sees her images used in an ad promoting photographer’s services.  Is there an issue? The copyright vs right of publicity issue is one iconic rapper Jay-Z seeks to address in his lawsuit against photographer Jonathan Mannion. According to Complex …

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What Does Nike’s Air Jordan Trade Dress Trademark Mean?

Nike recently received a trademark for their Air Jordan sneaker. According to ESPN’s Nick DePaula, who covers the footwear industry related to sports, the market has been flooded with copies of the timeless sneaker. It was only right Nike protects their iconic design; however, this move has fashion designers scratching their heads and wondering if …

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When is too Soon for Federal Trademark Registration?

Clubhouse doesn’t have a trademark and is being sued for infringement. This has many people asking; if a brand like Clubhouse doesn’t have a trademark, did I register my trademark too soon? No, really, when is too soon to protect your brand? Contrary to the advice given by the Facebook lawyers, the non-lawyers who always …

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