In the past few weeks, news about the Anchor app has spread like crazy in creative circles. And this makes me so excited. A bit concerned, but mostly excited. Let me explain.
Back in November of 2016, I decided to take my law firm in a new direction. I decided to make subscription plan services the main focus of the firm. And the response has been freaking phenomenal.
What do you do when you see someone infringing on a trademark you own? You don't have to be a bully to protect your rights. In most cases, just being nice goes a long way. Here are some steps you should take.
I recently let go of this idea I had about myself—that I was an entrepreneur. Not that there's anything wrong with entrepreneurship or self-described entrepreneurs. Here's my story.
That sinking feeling in your stomach. For small business owners, that feeling just comes with the territory. Sometimes, it's just butterflies. Other times, you're flying down a roller coaster. But when you get accused of violating a law, it can feel like an anvil just got dropped. So, what do you do when someone tells you you're violating their trademark? Here are 5 steps to follow that will give you a better sense of how this works.
Trademarks can be confusing. The other day I asked myself, "How would I describe trademarks to a five-year-old?" Man, that would be tough. Challenge accepted.
So, you're picking out a business name. You want to pick one that can be protected by trademark laws. Smart. But when it comes to trademarks, not all business names can be protected. What do I mean? Keep reading.
If you're a creative entrepreneur, here are the 3 legal steps you need to take to start a business, and one bonus step.
Here's an awesome Spotify playlist for creatives to stay positive. There's something here for everyone. Well, except maybe screamo fans. Sorry, screamo fans.
This blog post is split into two parts. In Part One, I get into why I changed the name of my law firm and why I decided on "Indie Law." In Part Two, I share the lessons I've learned for anyone who might be in the process of choosing a business name themselves.
Let's get into it.
Copyright laws can be confusing. Here's pretty much everything you need to know all in one blog post.
Last week, I wrote about why businesses should break up with Etsy. In that post, I discussed how there are bullies on Etsy and how creatives are suffering for it. I wanted to take a moment to explain what I mean by bullies and how they're different from bodygards