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Protect Your Photographs! – Copyright Law for California Photographers

Protect Your Photographs! – Copyright Law for California Photographers

Protecting your intellectual property plays a key role in whether you can make money as a photographer. But why are contracts so important? If you’re the one clicking the shutter, you have the copyright automatically, right? Be that as it may, most people don’t understand copyright law regarding photography, and that can lead to misuse […]

Legal Assistance for Cannabis Business Owners in California

Legal Assistance for Cannabis Business Owners in California

If you are a legal cannabis grower in the state of California, or you wish to become one, you may have many questions regarding California state law. After all, you don’t want your business to end up outside of the law simply because you misunderstood the regulations or read an article online that had faulty […]

3 Ways California Is Helping Protect Small Businesses from ADA Abuse

3 Ways California Is Helping Protect Small Businesses from ADA Abuse

The American Disabilities Act helps disabled individuals to be able to enjoy businesses across the country without being made to feel different or deficient. However, there have been some unfortunate cases where the ADA has been abused for frivolous lawsuit purposes. The state of California now has passed legislation that protects small businesses in three […]

5 Things to Know Before You Start Hiring Employees

5 Things to Know Before You Start Hiring Employees

From one small business owner to another, expanding to the point that you have to start taking on employees is a big step. But before you expand, there are a few things you should know about the move from a sole proprietor to an employer. Employment Eligibility – You can’t hire just anyone. You need […]

3 Important Elements of Your Business Contracts

3 Important Elements of Your Business Contracts

Business contracts involve a complex series of legal factors that add up to one solid business agreement between two or more parties. Today, we are going to briefly break down three elements that you will find in most business contracts and agreements. Limit of Liability – If one party of the contract breaches the agreement, […]

Understanding the 3 Different Patent Types (And When You Need Them)

Understanding the 3 Different Patent Types (And When You Need Them)

When it comes to protecting your intellectual property (IP), understanding the options that are available to you is a key element to success. Let’s take a closer look at the 3 different types of patents and when it makes sense to apply for each of them. Design Patents – Design patents are useful when you […]

Why You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property Early On

Why You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property Early On

When starting a new business, there are a lot of considerations. You may be thinking about the way you want to organize your company. There are probably numerous business contracts and agreements to be drafted and signed. Plus, you have to develop a business plan to ensure your company can make money in the modern […]