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S-Corporation and Limited Liability Company (LLC)

By: Esqueda Law PLLC An S-Corporation is a corporation that meets the specific requirements of the Internal Revenue Code. This requirement usually gives a corporation having one hundred shareholders and below the benefit of incorporation and being taxed the same to a partnership. The corporation is allowed to pass income directly to its shareholders to …

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Protecting Your Trademark Rights

There are a lot of questions around Trademarks. Many people do not fully understand them, their value, or their worth. Some business owners do not even bother to obtain trademarks.For businesses promoting a certain brand or product line, owning and protecting trademarks can be one of the most vital parts of their businesses. Without owning …

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What do the symbols © and ® mean?

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, design, color, sound, or a combination thereof, that serves to identify the source of goods or services from those of another.  Trademark registration puts the world on notice that this is your trademark and no one else can use it.  Questions frequently arise about how trademarks should be …

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Do you need a copyright or a trademark?

In this weeks’ blog, I want to discuss the differences between copyright and trademark. But first, let’s explore intellectual property protection. Intellectual property includes processes, symbols, designs, and works created or owned by a company or individual. Copyrights protect your original work. This includes literary, musical, artistic, dramatic, and other intellectual works. To protect your …

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