Legal Considerations

  • Laws to Follow When Starting a New Small Business

    Many entrepreneurs underestimate the importance of statutory compliance when starting a new business. Understanding the laws to follow when starting a new small business help reduce the risk and provide a solid foundation for the smooth and seamless conduct...
    By N Nayab May 31, 2011 

  • Can Charitable Organizations File for Bankruptcy?

    Filing bankruptcy is not easy for anyone or any business owner and this is especially true for a nonprofit organization that is there to help others.
    By Ivy N. McQuain MBA May 30, 2011 

  • How to Protect Your Slogan: The Procedure and Dos & Don’ts

    If you want to get your business slogan trademarked, then here’s information on how to go about it. Learn the procedure you'll need to go through to accomplish this with some must-have tips for gaining a trademark.
    By Sidharth Thakur May 30, 2011 


  • What are the Penalties for Copyright Infringement?

    Copyright infringement is the use of works covered by copyright law in a way that violates the copyright holder's rights, such as the exclusive right to make and sell copies or to make derivative works. Penalties for copyright infringement include...
    By N Nayab May 20, 2011 

  • Have a Home-Run Business: What Legal Concerns Should You Have?

    While many home-run business opportunities are not that difficult to set up, there may be legal requirements for home run business entities that must be taken into consideration. Before starting a home-run business, it is a good idea to check into these...
    By Finn Orfano May 20, 2011 

  • What Is the Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration

    Business owners beware—especially if you have contracts with clients, service agreements, sales agreements and even if you plan on purchasing an existing business. Disputes often end up in court, but there are ways around these legal battles through...
    By Jean Scheid May 20, 2011 


  • Exploring Copyrights and Their Purposes

    So, what is a copyright? What does it do for the holder? From the name, it seems clear that copyright has something to do with the right to make copies, but what is the real purpose of a copyright?
    By Rebecca Scudder May 19, 2011 

  • Precedents in Trademark Case Law

    Although they have no tangible value, in many instances a trademark can be the most valuable asset a company possesses. This article explores the history of trademark law and examines several important examples of trademark litigation that helped shape...
    By William Busse May 19, 2011 

  • An Example of Fair Use within Social Media and Education

    What constitutes an example of fair use? An outcropping of the copyright law, it is designed to protect copyright owners from the potentially adverse effects that the free use of their material entails. Yet following a litmus test also protects teachers...
    By Sylvia Cochran May 19, 2011 

  • Hot Topics in Business Law

    Owning and running a business doesn’t mean once you’ve found some customers and a good group of employees that it’s time to sit back and relax. Prudent owners will research and stay abreast of hot topics in business law to ensure they...
    By Jean Scheid May 18, 2011 
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