Category Archives: Business Law

Federal Trademark Registrations Are Important

Federal Trademark Registrations Are Important to Protect Your Company’s Goodwill and Reputation A common mistake start-ups and small companies make is that they wait too long to file for federal trademark registrations.  In the beginning, they decide they do not want to spend their limited monetary resources to file for trademark registrations when they first… Continue Reading

Raising Financing Through Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has become a popular way of raising financing. It generally involves using the internet to ask a large number of people to each contribute a small amount of money to support a cause or a project. In some cases, people give money as a donation because they believe in the particular cause or project.… Continue Reading

The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act

  The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) is designed to punish people for registering a domain name with the intent of making money off of someone else’s trademark rights even if a trademark is not registered. For example, if a well-known corporation had failed to register a domain name such as www.famouscorporation.com and someone else… Continue Reading

Private Placement Offerings of Securities

  For entrepreneurs seeking to raise money for a business or investment opportunity, one alternative is to make a private placement offering of securities to potential investors. A private placement offering is a limited offering of securities, such as shares of stock of a corporation or interests in a partnership or limited liability company, which… Continue Reading

Take Steps to Protect Your New Business

Co-Author:  Oliver E. Frascona This article was originally published in the February 2009 issue of NEW Business Denver (NBD-Feb-09_Vol-1_No-5B-lr). Take Steps to Protect Your New business – PDF Legal Tips to Avoid Being Blindsided During Your Launch As a new business, you’ve probably come across your share of surprises since you decided to launch your venture.… Continue Reading

Delinquent Payroll Taxes and the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty

  Delinquent Payroll Taxes and the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Can officers and directors of a corporations be held personally liable for delinquent payroll taxes? Yes, they can. If you currently are or are considering becoming a corporate officer or director, you should be aware of the possibility of personal liability for unpaid employee withholding… Continue Reading