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The USPTO Refused My Trademark – What Do I Do Next?

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Hi Joe, I filled to register my trademark, which is a clothing brand. But, the USPTO refused it due to “Section 2(d) Refusal – Likelihood of Confusion” and “Disclaimer Required.” I don’t know what to do next. – Gustavo Santana       Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante Follow the instructions on the Office action […]

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May 23rd, 2014 at 8:45 am

When You Copyright a Group of Pieces, How Many Can Be in the Group?

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Hi Joe, I have an artist question…When you copyright in a grouping of pieces, how many pieces can be in the group? – Deb Haugen   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante You can copyright a collection of drawings, or a group of songs by submitting them together and naming it something like Deb’s Summer […]

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May 5th, 2014 at 11:57 am

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What Legal Form Should I Use To Keep Others from Taking My Business Idea?

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Hi Joe, If you have a business idea and discuss it with people who have the resources to make it happen, what legal form/contract should be used to keep them from taking that idea for themselves? Where can the form/contract be found online? – Kacy Dinh   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante That’s a […]

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April 24th, 2014 at 8:52 am

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Does My Mom Need an Attorney and/or CPA After Receiving a Large Inheritance?

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Hi Joe, Mom is going to receive a huge estate from her community property husband when he passes in the near term. All of her attorneys are the family attorneys that manage millions for the large family. Is it prudent for her to hire a personal attorney and CPA that is only looking out for […]

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April 23rd, 2014 at 9:00 am

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To Get the Most Liability and Asset Protection for My LLC, Should I Add a Partner?

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Hi Joe, I’m running my LLC in Chicago, Illinois, as a sole proprietor. I’m not getting the liability and asset protection as a sole proprietor of my LLC. I’m considering getting a partner. What forms do I need to file? – Gustavo Santana   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante 1. Yes, in many states […]

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March 28th, 2014 at 10:16 am

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With Two Sons and a Significant Other, What Would Be Fair in My Will?

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Hi Joe, I have two children who are adults and I want to make a will and leave my home to them to sell and divide the money up into 1/3 for Brian, my oldest son, and 1/3 to my son Eric and to my significant other, 1/3 of the house when it is sold, […]

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March 3rd, 2014 at 10:24 am

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Is a Recent Unsigned Will More Valid Than an Older Signed Will?

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Hi Joe, I have a half sister who was purposefully left out of the will (stated in the will) by my father. However, it was not signed. I have an older (signed) will that was written before he knew of her existence. Do I follow the signed will and does my half sister have legal […]

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March 3rd, 2014 at 9:51 am

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How Can I Patent an Idea While I’m Still Trying to Find Capital for My Business?

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  Hi Joe, How can I patent an idea and keep it from the public while I am still trying to find capital for my business? What could I do to protect my ideas while I’m in school? – Tiana Holmes   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante: You have to actually apply for patent […]

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March 3rd, 2014 at 9:43 am

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Should I Do a Sole Proprietorship or LLC for My Photography Business?

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Hi Joe, I’m a photographer and planning on starting a business (professional service) under my name. I would be the only one in the business and it’s mostly just freelance stuff. Can I just do a sole proprietorship or should it be an LLC? – Jason Landrum Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante: I would […]

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March 3rd, 2014 at 9:09 am

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How Important Is a Band Partnership Agreement?

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Hey Joe – How important is a partnership agreement between the band before distribution and any money comes in? – Mike Bush   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante This is way more important than copyrighting songs in my opinion. If you have a partnership agreement in place before there is a hint of success […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

February 3rd, 2014 at 2:58 pm