3 Ways to Get Sued for Intellectual Property Theft

Most people do not know, but intellectual property theft is real. The general public needs to know private investigators protect owners against IP theft. Even the US government gets involved in IP protection. What is Intellectual Property Theft? The FBI states Intellectual property theft involves robbing persons or companies of their ideas, inventions, and/or creative expressions. The concept may be a little vague because there are several types of intellectual property: Those types of intellectual…

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Operating Agreements: Just Like a Prenup for Your Business

Some legal documents are too important to ignore. One of those is an Operating Agreement. This is especially important for a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) with more than one owner. Basically, this document will be like a prenuptial agreement. Why? Creating a business with a partner or partners is just like marriage: You may enter this relationship hoping for the best but a written OA will be preparing you for the worst, aiming to protect…

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What to Know Now: Trademarks 101

Independently of the size of their business, owners must pay attention to the trademark basics. Many business owners dedicate efforts and money to branding, but without the trademark protection, others can steal the brand. Without careful research, your branding may be infringing on other’s property. Here are the Trademark Basics. Trademarks are identifiers of your company, product, or service. These identifiers can be a logo, a name, or a slogan. For example, when you buy…

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How Walter Mercado Almost Lost His Trademarks and IP Forever

Like so many others in this pandemic time, I’m seeking stories on Netflix. Last week I found “Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado” For those who do not know, Walter Mercado was iconic. He was a popular, flamboyant astrologer who entertained homemakers and grandmas on Hispanic TV. Since his show was broadcasted through UNIVISION, he was able to reach millions of Spanish speakers every day. His show was watched in the USA, Latin…

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