You are a creative entrepreneur with a massive vision expanding every day. Some of your friends have run successful crowdfunding campaigns for their businesses and you’ve wondered if you should[…]
Category: Protect It
Small biz legal lessons from pop culture + everyday life, as well as legal info for creative entrepreneurs + small business owners.
Prince was no stranger to legal matters and doing what was necessary to protect his intellectual property ownership. In 1993, we saw him change his name from Prince to The Artist[…]
Just ten years after the launch of an e-bay store with a highly curated selection of vintage threads, Sophia Amoruso has turned both Nasty Gal and #GIRLBOSS into a serious creative[…]
You probably read the title: Why You Should Hire a Trademark Attorney + The Real Cost of DIYing Your Trademark and wanted to click that little x, close out and read[…]
If you’re launching a business while working, you need to set up a formal business structure after consulting with an attorney, of course). I’ve explained the number one reason why you must[…]
Why you need a legit business structure (even if you’re an artist, creative or not sure what this business really is yet).
There’s a common misconception amongst the artist and creative entrepreneur community and it’s high time to set the record straight. You’ve probably heard it. You may have even whispered it[…]
I know what it’s like. You’ve been job hunting forever (and ever). Finally, you land a gig that is the perfect fit (for right now). You can finally relax a[…]
You are working a 9- to 5- with ambitions of entrepreneurship. You’ve had a few signs make you realize that the time is now. If not right now you at least[…]
As a creative entrepreneur, you are probably exploring collaborations and partnerships with other peeps. These collabs are likely to manifest in the form of: A signature event A class A[…]
There are two very important (read: equally as important) steps in the trademark process. The first step is the trademark clearance, and second is the trademark registration. Usually, when peeps[…]