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Ready to get your legal ducks in a row? The Legal Road Map® blog & podcast is a must for the ambitious online business owner with a rocket strapped to their back. Stop scrolling for legal advice in Google and instead confidently scale your business to the next level with the right legal protections at the right time.

Hosted by Autumn Witt Boyd, an experienced lawyer who helps ambitious and creative business owners reach their big goals. Together with her team, Autumn guides coaches, memberships, course creators + educators, agencies + experts as they grow. She has special expertise in copyright and trademark issues, and her firm offers full-service legal support to creative businesses.

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Have you wondered why you’d register a trademark? Well, picture this: You’ve spent years building your business from the ground up, pouring your heart and soul into creating something impactful and unique. But all your hard work may be at risk. Without proper legal protections in place at the right time, your business could be vulnerable to copycats, intellectual property theft, and expensive legal problems.

Building a beautiful website and creating compelling content takes time and resources (financial or otherwise). And when you’re just getting started, you may be short on both. 

It’s tempting to just “borrow” a bit here and there and hope no one notices. 

But the consequences can be severe… not to mention potentially devastating to your business.

Physician-turned-life-coach Katrina Ubell shares her experience growing her weight loss coaching business and the importance of using contracts.

Have you ever wondered whether you need a patent for your business?

Do you have an idea, invention, method or system you'd like to protect?

Learn the ins and outs of patent law from my friend, patent attorney John DeBoer.  

Learn how Tyler J. McCall built his business teaching business owners how to use Instagram by incorporating an online course with his membership community.
Learn when you absolutely SHOULD register a trademark for your online course name and when you can likely wait.
Learn what makes a strong trademark, how-to DIY your trademark search, and what to steer clear of when choosing a name for your digital course.
Tara (Gentile) McMullin, author and the founder of the What Works Network, formerly CoCommercial, joins us this week to share how she pivoted her business model to help turn small business owners into tomorrow's economic powerhouses.
When should you run (not walk) to submit your trademark registration application?  There are definitely times when waiting to register a trademark is a huge mistake.
Finding out someone else has registered a trademark you’re using in your business can really sting. But so long as you started using it first, not all is lost.
Hashtags are everywhere these days. It may seem appealing to register one that you use in your business as a trademark, but is it even possible?
Did you know that a federally registered trademark isn’t the only form of trademark protection available?  There are actually three levels of protection in the U.S. trademark system -- common law, state law registration, and federal (USPTO) registration.

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