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Episode 8: Wanna Get Trademarked?

Recap: 

When we talk about getting trademarked or trademarking your business name or slogan, that language of "getting trademarked or trademarking" is actually super inaccurate.

In this episode, I'm going to walk you through what these trademark rules are and why I am knowingly breaking them. This episode is probably one of the most valuable podcast episodes I will ever do. So let's dive in.

Show Notes

03:06 - Protecting your brand + gain authority training
05:09 - How "Getting...
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Episode 7: Your Contracts are WORTHLESS Without This

Recap: 

I'd love to let you in on one of my little secrets and this secret has to do with contracts. Now, if you're like most business owners that I meet, contracts are one of the first things that you think about when it comes to the law. And I get it. When I went to law school, one of my first classes, my first semester was contracts 101. So I understand that when we think about the law as business owners, we tend to think of contracts.

So I'm going to be walking you through, what is...

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Episode 6: Copyrights vs. Trademarks: What's the Difference? And Which Matters More?

Recap:

In this episode of Owning It, we're going to be diving into the difference between copyrights and trademarks, these two different areas of intellectual property. And if  those two terms have ever confused you, you are far from alone, my friend. And so by the end of this episode, you're going to learn not only the difference between these two, but also which one of these too you should be focusing on protecting first and why that is.

Show Notes:

01:35 - Protecting your...

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Episode 5: The Secrets to Naming Your Business Like a Pro (And Dangerous Pitfalls to Avoid)

Recap:

If you are ready to hear me geek out over my jam, get ready! In this episode, I am talking about naming because you really can't talk about trademarks without talking about naming.

So, I'm going to be dropping the biggest naming knowledge bombs that I can in this episode to help you guys go through this naming process in your business with confidence and making sure that you're picking a strong name that isn't accidentally falling into one of these pitfalls that I'm going to be...

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Episode 4: The Biggest Legal Mistake You Can Make in Your Business (It’s Not What You Think!)

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Today, I want to talk about the biggest mistake that you are making in your business... and I know that it's the biggest mistake that you're making because I see it all of the time.

All the time in business owners. I see it whenever a client signs up for my law firm services,  we see what their concerns are, what they're worried about on the legal side, and this mistake or rises to the surface. I see it in the business colleagues that I have when we have heart-to-hearts. I...

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Episode 3: Sole Prop, LLC, Corporation, or S Corp? What’s The Best for YOUR Business?

Recap:

Let's talk about one of the first legal decisions that a business owner has to make, which is what type of business you should have as an entrepreneur.

Now, this is one of the most common questions that I get asked about. I'm excited to dive into this with all of you guys. I know that when it comes to choosing the legal entity for your business, you've got some different choices. And so in this episode, we're going to be exploring what those choices are, but more importantly, I'm...

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Episode 2: Your Simple Legal Checklist

Recap:

I want to think about all of the different pieces to this business puzzle that you're trying to work on, I know, it can be a lot.

I found that everything that you're doing to build and grow your business fits into these four different boxes: brand, separation, relationships, and content.

I'm telling you this because it's helped so many of my clients and my students. Instead of thinking about the legal side as this "other part" of your business that you have to work on, think about it...

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Episode 1: Welcome to Owning It

Episode Recap:

Today is the day I am launching this podcast and I am SO excited to share with you!

I run a pretty unique type of law firm and I work with online business owners, course creators, thought leaders, speakers. People who want to make a massive impact who really want this deep sense of freedom in their life, but also those who are also pretty creative and pretty visionary.

So, this Owning It podcast is pretty similar to the types of businesses that I work with.

It's going to...

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Intellectual Property and Infringement: What Online Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Business owners these days can't afford NOT to protect their biggest assets. And in order to protect those big assets (insert funny joke here), you first have to understand them.

But the law is pretty complicated. And one of the most complicated parts of business law is this thing called "intellectual property."

"But what exactly IS intellectual property?"

As a business lawyer, I've helped thousands of entrepreneurs get clarity around this question.

So if you've asked this...

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Why your podcast needs trademark protections

If you’re like most entrepreneurs and business owners, then you’re probably a big fan of podcasts. In fact, you might even have a podcast of your own or one in the works.

You wouldn’t be alone. Podcasts are huge right now.

44% of the US population has listened to a podcast. There are currently over 630,000 podcasts. And that’s a pretty significant increase from just June of 2018, when Apple announced there were over 550,000. (For more podcast stats, see here.)

At this...

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