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Picking the Right Name for Your Company

Picking a company name is both a science and an art form for several reasons. Before you even contact a lawyer to help set up your company legal structure, I strongly suggest using a Google or other extensive online search, for the word, word combination, and meta tag names you are interested in using for your company name. I also strongly recommend doing at least your own trademark search to make sure another company has not registered a similar name in the same category of business. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has quite a bit of good information on trademarks, which are important to protect your name and to help ensure the name you choose does not infringe on one already registered by someone else.

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Posted in Applied Entrepreneurship, business, copyright, Intellectual property, Starting a business

Lessons I Learned Today 6/25/09 – The Yin Yang of Innovators and Cybersquatters

This is a digest and recap of highlights, quotes, and comments from articles and discussions posted on this date on the Applied Entrepreneurship, LinkedIn group site.   *Attraction Marketing Made Simple by Franco Gonzalez “By personally branding yourself using web

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Posted in Business interruption, crisis, etc., Business life cycle, copyright, Growing a business, Innovation, Intellectual property, Law, Succession Planning, technology, Unfair competition

Lessons I Learned Today 5/26/09 – Create Your Own Second Life

This is a digest and recap of highlights, quotes, and comments from articles and discussions posted on this date on the Applied Entrepreneurship, LinkedIn group site. *Is Second Life becoming a First Business? By Adam Toren Second Life is a

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Posted in Applied Entrepreneurship, business, Business life cycle, Buying a business, copyright, entrepreneur, Family business issues, Financial security, Financing a business, Growing a business, Innovation, Intellectual property, Law, open source, Perseverance, Personal happiness, Planning for a business, Recession strategies, Running a business, Selling a business, Social networking & media, Starting a business, technology, Thinking about a new business

Barbie Girls™ Beat Bratz™ in Copyright Litigation

A U.S. District Court jury, after a three month long trial, has awarded Mattel a combined verdict of $100 million against MGA. Mattel makes the Barbie doll, while MGA makes the “saucier” Bratz dolls. Since the Bratz dolls entered the

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Can Copyright Violation Cause a Political Campaign to Run on Empty?

Singer, Jackson Browne, has filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles against presidential candidate, John McCain, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Ohio Republican Party (ORP), accusing them of copyright infringement, statutory violations, and violation of the right of

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