Murray’s Law – Page 10 – Off the Mark
What successful business owners understand about trademarks

What Successful Business Owners Understand About Trademarks

      The average business owner believes that registered trademarks provides  legal protection which is only reserved for “Big Business.” Successful business owners however understand that trademarks not only provide legal protection for their business but also increase the business’s financial value by validating and establishing the brand to their customers.  Don’t take my word for it, below are four (4) facts…

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Who owns the copyright

Who Owns The Copyright? A Guide To Working With Graphic Designers

Working with graphic designers is a common practice amongst many companies and entrepreneurs. Let’s say you open a new restaurant and decide you want to get a logo and some menus created; you meet with the designer, come up with some awesome ideas, and they get to work executing the finished project. You absolutely love…

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Three Valuable Business Lessons I Learned From USA Network’s New Television Drama Rush

USA aired the pilot for it’s new summer drama Rush Thursday, July 17, 2014.  In the drama actor Tom Ellis plays Dr. William Rush, an drug addicted doctor who makes house calls to people with money who want to avoid publicizing their injuries.   Honestly, I had no intentions of getting caught up in another drama,…

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Who owns the copyright?

What Do Copyrights Protect?

Copyright laws protect original works of authorship. This work includes poems, songs, plays, music, and other artistic works. The work must have a tangible form to be protected. This protection is important because it gives the owner exclusive rights to: reproduce copies, prepare alternatives based off of the original  perform the work publicly, display the…

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The Truth about Women Business Owners and Trademarks

When the recession hit in 2007 women took the devastating period as an opportunity to provide for their families while following their passions. Along with increase in female business owners came an increase in registered trademarks owned by women. The National Women’s Business Council1 commissioned a study in 2012 concerning women business owners and intellectual…

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