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Trademark Issues for New Businesses

May 23, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Business Law   |   4,318 Comments

TRADEMARK ISSUES FOR NEW BUSINESSES Author: Attorney Paul Nowak Many times, a new business will be based on a new idea for a product or a service.  Trademarking that product or service is the most important aspect of its marketing.  The purpose of a trademark is to identify the source of the product or service and to protect the originator’s idea against unfair competition.  The most obvious examples...

Checklist for Organizing a Tax-Exempt Corporation in Tennessee

May 23, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Business Law   |   5,219 Comments

Checklist for Organizing a Tax-Exempt Corporation in Tennessee Author: Attorney Paul Nowak  I.  Documentation  A.  Charter The corporation will be formed by preparing a non-profit corporation charter, which will be filed with the Tennessee Secretary of State and with the Register of Deeds for the county in which the corporation’s office will be located.  In order to prepare the charter,...

S Corporation or LLC?

January 30, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Business Law   |   22,818 Comments

“S CORPORATION OR LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY”  WHICH BETTER MEETS YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS?  Author: Attorney Wes Weigel Whether you’re starting a new business or have just decided to seek added protection for your personal assets, determining which entity type best suits your situation can be a difficult proposition. While there is no golden rule, examining each businesses individual characteristics...