When To Use A Joint Venture

A new year is often the time business owners take on new ventures with the hope of growing their business or increasing revenue. They’ll often collaborate with another business or business owner to do so. Such collaborations are most commonly accomplished through either a partnership or a joint venture. Partnerships and joint ventures are cooperative… Read more »

Net Neutrality Changes Impact Small Businesses

Net neutrality refers to the idea that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) grant equal access to everything on the internet, regardless of website content or the source of a particular website. Net neutrality helps puts small businesses and large corporation on the same playing field by offering the same opportunities when it comes to the internet…. Read more »

Why the Number of Shares and Par Value Matters

A common question for those forming companies is how to deal with par value. Understanding what par value is and its consequences is crucial to making the right decision for your company.

One Contract to Keep Customers from Filing a Law Suit

This type of contract will protect you and your business from unhappy customers. The Purchase Agreement A purchase agreement is a type of legal document outlining the different conditions and terms that are related to the sale of goods. It creates a legally binding contract between you and your customer. Also, it is generally related… Read more »

3 Easy Ways for Small Businesses to Avoid Legal Troubles

Even the most successful small business can be undermined by poor legal arrangements. Failing to plan for the possibility of lawsuits or other problems may come back to bite you at the worst possible moment.  As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to do everything within your means to limit risk and to keep the… Read more »

Should You Franchise Your Business?

The Benefits The franchise business model is an effective way to grow and develop a brand.  Entrepreneurs are often faced with the question of whether they should franchise their business once they have achieved success at a local or national level.  Here are some of the reasons why the franchise model may be right for you. Better Scaling… Read more »

Download Small Business Trademark Guide

Charlot Law & Consulting is proud to offer you our free Small Business Trademark Guide.  You may access the guide by clicking on the link below. Should you have any further questions regarding trademarks, service marks, business names, or other small business legal matters, please feel free to contact CLC for additional information by filing out… Read more »

Trademark Considerations for App Developers

When it comes to app development, competition is fierce. Developers look for any advantage to get ahead of the competition. Developing and protecting a catchy, marketable name is one such advantage. Here are a few trademark tips for you and your colleagues to consider about your app name. Ensure your app name is protectable as… Read more »

[VIDEO] When is the Right Time to Trademark a Company or Product Name?

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[VIDEO] Trademark Considerations for Small Businesses

Businesses should be proactive about the selection and protection of the names associated with their business and products.

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