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5 Blog Posts to Help You Build a Smart, Remote Small Business

5 Blog Posts to Help You Build a Smart, Remote Small Business

Five years ago, Elizabeth Potts Weinstein set out to start a remote small business to help small business owners like herself and to fit her lifestyle. Check out Elizabeth’s feature in the Wall Street Journal’s How to Build a Business That Fits Your Lifestyle. Today, EPW Small Business Law continues to help entrepreneurs, artists, coaches, […]

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Who Owns Your Social Media Accounts – You or Your Company?

Hey entrepreneurs, your company is an extension of your personal brand. So if something happens — like the company is sold, goes bankrupt, or you leave — can you take your social media accounts with you? Related PostsWriting for Your Small Business: 14 Resources to Inspire You! Who Owns Your Personal Brand–You or Your Company? […]

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3 steps to copyright

How to Register a Copyright

So you think you want to register a copyright over your creative works? First, lets start with the basics—what is a copyright? A copyright is the bundle of rights (to sell, license, reproduce, display, print, publish, perform, or record) over a creative work, including literary, artistic, or musical works. A copyright is NOT a trademark (image, symbol, […]

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5 Types of Intellectual Property

Do You Know the 5 Types of Intellectual Property?

“Intellectual Property” (IP) are those assets of a business that are intellectual–in other words, not physical–such as copyrights, patents, and trademarks. But many business owners mix up the different types of IP, which makes it difficult for them to ask the right questions & learn how to make decisions to protect their creations. Here’s an […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Copyright and a Trademark?

What’s the Difference Between a Copyright and a Trademark?

It’s common to be confused about the difference between a copyright and a trademark. If you’re asking what the difference is between them, you’re not alone! Copyrights and trademarks have very different purposes in the law. They both are important assets of a business and are among the 5 Types of Intellectual Property.   The […]

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Can a Disclosure on Your Blog Protect You from Copyright Infringement?

Recently, I came across this disclosure: All images on [domain name] are either a) photographed by the blog author(s) or b) readily available in various places on the Internet and believed to be in public domain. Images posted are believed to be posted within our rights according to the U.S. Copyright Fair Use Act (Title […]

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Who Owns Your Content? What You Give Away When You Post Your Stuff Online.

It’s going around again. Those chain-mail Facebook posts about how you lose rights to your content unless you post some alleged disclosure warning to the government, citing a random UCC section (btw, those crappy Facebook privacy notices are a total myth). But it raises an important point. Who owns your content when you post it […]

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