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Do I need to trademark my domain name?

Obtaining a trademark for your domain name can offer a layer of protection if you qualify to do so. The main thing you have to ask yourself is whether or not you are using the domain name to provide a product or service to the marketplace. Remember, a trademark intends to make sure that the […]

Why is EB5 visa not well-known compared to H1B visa?

It’s like comparing apples and oranges. The intent of the visas are different, and it is likely that more people are just interested in what the H1B visa has to offer. EB5 Visa intent: permanent residency H1B Visa intent: temporary work visa The visas just don’t focus on the same things, and it’s less of […]

Mistakes to Avoid During a B1 Visa Interview

When a foreign national seeks to visit the United States temporarily in order to attend to business-related matters, he or she must generally be approved for a B-1 “Temporary Business Visitor” visa before that individual will be allowed to enter the country. As part of the application process, a B-1 visa candidate must generally submit […]

What You Need in Order to Search Patent Databases

When creative individuals devise new processes, discover new plant hybrids, create new designs and construct new products, it is important for those inventors to secure proper legal protections for their creations. Without formal patent approval from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, individual innovators and resourceful businesses remain vulnerable to both infringement and legal […]

Do I Need a Patent Attorney to Complete a U.S. Patent Search?

When faced with a legal challenge, it can be tempting to represent yourself rather than hiring an attorney to handle your case for you. After all, attorneys provide notoriously expensive services and it is always nice to save some money when possible and appropriate. However, one often risks significant consequences by opting for self-representation. The […]

What Kind of Transactions and Negotiations Should Every Young Corporate/Licensing Attorney Be Involved in to Prepare for a Future General Counsel Role at a Technology Company

Many attorneys dream about joining a growth-based startup venture. The non-conventional environment keeps everyone engaged and motivated to make the company a success. Attorneys have a number of skills that can generally be valuable to the startup. If you truly wish to be part of a startup, it is wise to sharpen the skies that […]

What Is GDPR? How Will it Affect Small Businesses?

If you read financial news with any kind of regularity, you have likely come across the acronym GDPR over the past several months. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. This law was enacted by the European Union and went into full effect in May of 2018. If you are an American small business owner, […]

How Will Blockchain Smart Contracts Affect the Legal Profession

Nowadays, it seems that revolutionary technology, designed to make our lives easier, more productive, more connected, healthier and/or more enjoyable is released on a surprisingly regular basis. And because technological innovations now impact virtually every aspect of American life, it can be difficult to remain informed about how every breakthrough technological creation is transforming the […]

What Are Some Disadvantages of a Sole Proprietorship

Going into business for yourself can be truly empowering. Every major decision affecting your business is yours to make. You can choose to work alone or choose to hire others to assist you. You can set your own hours, hand-pick your clients and/or determine who your customer base will be. Your company’s location, facilities, business […]

How Are Startup Accelerators Legally Structured?

Over the past several years, the practice of working with startup accelerators and incubators has gained traction. Unlike more traditional platforms used for connecting aspiring business owners with investment capital, startup accelerators tend to provide company founders with resources beyond initial fundraising opportunities. For example, many offer startup founders mentorship opportunities, general business advice and […]

Are Domain Names Trademarked?

Trademark protections generally extend to brand names, words, phrases, graphics and logos that help to distinguish one company and its products from its competitors. It would seem to follow logically that a domain name associated with a particular company could be safeguarded via the trademark process as well. However, the matter of trademarking domain names […]

How Much Does an H1-B Sponsorship Cost a Company?

When companies seek to employ foreign nationals with significant education and specialized knowledge, they must generally sponsor those employment candidates through the H1-B visa process. Although thousands of visa slots are available to qualified H1-B visa applicants each year, none are admitted to the U.S. without a sponsoring employer. Once these individuals become employed by […]

Can I Trademark the Same Word or Word Mark as Another Company in a Different Industry?

Trademark protections are legal tools designed to safeguard business-related creative words and images which help to distinguish companies and their products. Without such safeguards in place, numerous individuals and companies would almost certainly attempt to infringe upon the intellectual rights of other companies in order to influence consumers and turn a profit. Trademarking one’s branding […]
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EBIT

EBIT - Earnings Before Interest & Tax, this is an indicator of a company's profitability tha...
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EBITDA

EBITDA - Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, this is an indicato...
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Exchange

Exchange - A marketplace in which securities, commodities, derivatives and other financial i...
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Expense

Expense - (1) The economic costs a business incurs by its operations to earn revenue that ar...
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Float

Float - Money in the banking system that is briefly counted twice due to delays in processin...
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Form 10-K

Form 10-K - The comprehensive summary of a company's performance that must be submitted annu...
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HVAC Contract

Use this HVAC contract when you are hiring someone to work on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning at your home or business...
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Insertion Order

An insertion order describes the details of an advertising campaign that will appear in print....
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Interior Design Contract

Use this interior design contact to hire a professional to help design and decorate the interior of your home or office....
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Invitation to Bid

This invitation to bid is a letter you can send out to potential contractors inviting them to submit a proposal for a job you have available...
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Invoice

An invoice is a document issued by a seller or service provider to a buyer showing the price and details of a particular transaction....
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Janitorial Contract

Use this janitorial contract to hire a professional custodian or janitorial service company....
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Joint Bid Agreement

A joint bid agreement spells out the terms and conditions by which two companies team up to offer products or services to a single customer....
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Joint Venture Agreement

A joint venture agreement creates a partnership between two businesses for specific purposes over a limited amount of time....
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E-Books &
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Introduction

There are a few baby steps every new business must take before it can run. This list will help you launch and prepare your company for moving to the next stage like incorporating a business and issuing equity. ..

E-Books &
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How to start your first business
June 2019
Raising your first round of capital.

August 2019
GDPR compliance, privacy and terms


September 2019
Protecting your intellectual property.
October 2019
How to structure and form a board.

Startup
Dictionary

"Allocation"

When used informally, this term refers to the accounting principles, standards and procedures that companies use to draft the.

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stockholders-equity/

Free 
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Letter of Intent Agreement

When you make an offer to purchase or sell goods or services for value, you have started the process of creating a legal contract..

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