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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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Legal issues for makers selling products at craft fairs and festivals in and out of state- check out my short video from today's Facebook Live. Post your questions in the comments!
I talked about business names in today's live video - how to protect a business name (trademark registration), how to make sure you're not infringing someone else's rights with your name, how to change a business name, and what the heck is a DBA?
How does the US federal trademark registration process work? I walked through all the steps in this video!
Answered a few questions from Being Boss members about copyrights- protecting your images, whether designers or photographers should transfer copyright ownership in your contracts, and kill fees / ownership issues when a client cancels a contract.      Questions? Contact us at https://awbfirm.com/contact/.
Learn about the three main types of Intellectual Property (IP) for your creative business - copyrights, trademarks, and patents - plus a bonus, trade secrets. 
What CONTRACTS do you need for your creative or online business, and what should go in them? 
How to choose a great business or product name that will add value to your brand (hint: more fanciful, less descriptive) AND how to search before you decide on a name to be sure it doesn't infringe on anyone else's rights.
I give you some food for thought in today's LIVE - touching on liability protection, tax benefits, business insurance, and when to check in with a local attorney or CPA. 
Learn how to use other people's stuff legally on your website, social media, or blog.
Is it expensive to file a US federal (nationwide) trademark application? I answer this question and talk about when it makes sense to register your trademark with the US Patent & Trademark Office.
Are you dealing with COPYCATS in your creative business? I outline five steps for how to deal with people stealing your copyrighted or trademarked content.
Learn why getting your business legally legit with contracts, an LLC or corporation, and copyrights/ trademarks doesn't have to be scary or overwhelming.

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