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Funnel Cakes Are Serious Business: Why You Need a Trademark Lawyer

I’ve written about why using an attorney to register trademarks is valuable, but registration is only part of the story. Much of the attorney’s work comes much earlier in the process, when he conducts searches to “clear” the mark. If there are conflicting marks out there, the lawyer’s job is to uncover them and determine if…

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Pensions and Stock and Bonuses, Oh My!: Employee Benefits

As your business grows and becomes more profitable, you may discover that wages aren’t enough to attract or keep your top performers. This can be especially true where you pay workers on a commission or similar structure, or where your competitors offer greater compensation or benefits packages. While giving an employee an equity interest in your…