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Episode 41: What is the REAL cost of a rebrand?

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I've spent the better part of my career helping entrepreneurs and biz owners LEGALLY protect their brands.

It's my passion and the whole reason I went out on my own to start Indie Law, my trademark law firm.
 
And It started because I kept seeing the same scenario play out over and over - a biz owner who had invested their own money, countless hours of work, and plans for the future into their business... lost it all OVERNIGHT due to a forced rebrand.

Rebrands can happen for...
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Episode 38: The search of your trademark reveals it isn't strong enough.

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Okay bud, let’s set the stage…

You’ve hired Indie Law to handle your trademark..

You’ve given us the name, slogan, or logo you want protected..

And we’ve done our comprehensive search for it..

BUT, there’s a snag: our findings show that there are too many red flags with that specific trademark and we don’t recommend moving forward with it.

And you're like...Uuuh WTF!?

Dude. I get it. That’s worst-case-scenario for you (and most other biz...

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Episode 37: The Secret Weapon to Amplify Your Messaging and Impact with Tracy Goodwin

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What if I told you that there was a tool out there that could transform your business for the better. That there was one magical tool that would completely revolutionize the way that you do business. We're talking something that could 10 X your business overnight.

Meet our Guest Expert - Tracy Goodwin

This week on Owning It, I'd like all of you to meet my guest Tracy Goodwin of Captivate the Room. We talk about how we first met, how Tracy is so much more than a voice coach, and many...

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Episode 36: How much $$$ should my biz be making before I invest in a trademark?

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I hear this almost every day, "But Joey, my business doesn't even make 6 figures yet... Do I really need a trademark?"
 
So often, potential clients and even biz friends of mine associate getting legally legit with how much revenue they're seeing in their biz.
 
So let me be the first to tell you...
 
That is the WRONG thing to focus on!

Show Notes

00:54 - This week in Owning It
02:16 - Categories of how you're spending money as a business owner
02:50...
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Episode 35: March Madness trademark infringement or just a really awkward slogan?

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So how close is too close when it comes to trademark infringement and confusing the public?

The line can get pretty thin as you’ll see in the NCAA trademark dispute I’m talking about on today’s episode.

It’s both hilarious and shocking - don’t miss it! 

Show Notes

01:11 - This week in Owning It
02:05 - What's up with all this March Madness?
05:23 - How does this affect your business?

 
 
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Episode 32: Contracts WON’T save your business

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It’s not your fault. When business owners think of the legal side these days, they typically think of one word: CONTRACTS.
 
The problem is — contracts alone won’t save your business.

Show Notes

02:23 - Joey's signature legal method
02:43 - PLAN
04:49 - PROTECT
05:48 - PROSPER

 
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Episode 31: The Difference Between Copyrights and Trademarks

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If this legal stuff is confusing for you, you're in the right place, especially when it comes to this distinction that, so many business owners get tripped up on between copyrights and trademarks.

So today we're going to be talking about this difference and maybe when you hear about copyrights and trademarks, you're just like, Joey, I don't understand the difference at all or maybe you feel like you've got a good sense of it, but just not a hundred percent in terms of your confidence.

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Episode 30: Why Would I Want a Trademark Attorney's Help?

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Today I'm going to give you the top three reasons why you want a trademark attorney in your back pocket.

Although business owners aren't craving to work with an attorney the way you might be  excited to work with a marketer or sales strategist or business coach, there are really important and actually kind of sexy reasons to work with a trademark attorney.

Show Notes

01:20 - Reason #1
02:27 - Reason #2
04:36 - Reason #3
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Episode 28: What Are the Benefits of Getting Trademarked?

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Let's break down the main reasons why you should consider strongly to prioritize trademarks on your to-do list without getting sucked into all that legal mumbo jumbo. And there are really three main things that you want to consider three main benefits to securing your trademark reasons.

Show Notes

00:45 - What is the point of trademarks?
01:05 - Benefit #1
02:38 - Benefit #2
05:28 - Benefit #3
08:06 - Connect with us at [email protected]

 

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Episode 25: Your 2021 Legal To-Do List

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I just want to make a quick episode for you to go over just some for things that I think that you should do this year, legally. Just a disclaimer here that you don't need to do any of the things I mentioned on this episode, but I think it's a best practice.

Show Notes

00:59 - What do I focus on legally this year
01:46 - Four things on your to-do list
02:33 - #1, separate your business from your competition
03:58 - #2, get that personal asset protection
06:01 - #3, delegate to...
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