After filing a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and getting approval, you must file periodic renewals to show that you are still using your trademarks in commerce. Here's what you need to know.
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In today's data-driven world, small businesses often find themselves in possession of sensitive customer data. Failure to adhere to customer data standards and current legislation can result in a loss of goodwill and hefty fines. Here are a few ways you can protect the customer data your business collects.
Business owners typically dislike dealing with the tax reporting, filing, and payment requirements associated with running a business. Businesses that have made payments to vendors and independent contractors need to understand Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1099.
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Your business can benefit from loan forgiveness provided by the CARES Act through the Payment Protection Program. Find out how by visiting The Browne Firm online and reading our law blog!
If you’re a business owner, protecting your IP and yourself from accidentally encroaching upon someone else’s is crucial. Learn what you should know about trademark infringement on The Browne Firm blog.
When a business is starting out, a full-time employee may not be needed. Business owners may instead consider hiring an independent contractor to complete smaller, discrete tasks or to work on specific projects.
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a wave of new teleworkers. This shift in the way employers conduct business brings new challenges as they seek to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirement of paying employees for all hours worked.
The way you originally set up your business may be holding you back. Read more about why business owners should consider changing their business structure by visiting The Browne Firm blog.
Business owners have a lot to consider when it comes to their trademarks. Read our article on The Browne Firm’s blog to find out what you should know!
At the risk of preaching to the choir, you have a trillion things to worry about as the owner of a new business in New York. We understand how easy it is to let some (seemingly minor things) fall through the cracks. For too many entrepreneurs, unfortunately, this could include a company's intellectual property.
Protecting your t-shirt company's intellectual property might seem like an abstract or obscure consideration right now; as the owner of a startup, your main concern is keeping the profits coming in. This blog, however, will explain why you need to prioritize trademark AND copyright protection.
The answer to the question posed by this post's title is an unequivocal, “yes.” The simple explanation for this is that it grants you a significant amount of legal protection for your copyrighted material. This blog will expand on that statement and explain why it is worth it for creatives to fil...
Entrepreneurship has been called the new American dream. Hanging a shingle starts with an idea that develops into a business plan, but not without careful financial and legal considerations. Among the decisions that new business owners grapple with is whether to form a limited liability company t...