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How to Protect Your Invention

How to Protect Your Invention

The patent process can be a very confusing one for new inventors. There are a lot of steps, deadlines, and conversations. This article aims to share the fundamental steps inventors need to prepare for if they go this route.

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What can you patent?

What can you patent?

NEW STUFF AND IMPROVEMENTS ON OLD STUFF. I love inventions and innovation. Like, LOVE love. So much so that I actually own a set of inventor trading cards (I know, nerd much?). One of the reasons I settled on intellectual property law after law school was because of...

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Tax ID numbers // Biz better have my money

Tax ID numbers // Biz better have my money

Once your business is registered with the state and you’re a legit business owner, the next step is to get a Tax ID number. Ya’ll know the IRS wants their money! This article outlines when you should apply and where to go do it.

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Advice for content creators from Devale and Khadeen Ellis

Advice for content creators from Devale and Khadeen Ellis

One of my absolute favorite platforms across social media was created by Khadeen and Devale Ellis, a black millennial married couple with three kids. They’ve developed an amazingly successful brand that continues to grow and thrive. In a recent podcast episode, they provide advice to content creators that I share here.

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How to protect and register your trademarks

How to protect and register your trademarks

Trademark law is pretty convoluted these days, which makes it hard to know where to start thinking about protection and registration. Without getting too complicated, I’d like to explain the three ways you can protect your trademarks.

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You can trademark almost anything

You can trademark almost anything

For many business owners and entrepreneurs, one of the first decisions is what to name the new business, service, or product you'll be selling. This name plays an important role in your business because it's one of the first things your customers or clients will come...

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I’m Shontavia, and I’m on a mission to help you succeed as an entrepreneur. My work is dedicated to helping you build a dynamic personal brand and successful business. I hope you join this movement with me!

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