If you need to register a trademark, know up front that the process may take some time, more than just a week or two. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the government office that handles the filing of trademarks and patents. The articles and timeline on the USPTO website about filing with an [...]

If you don’t already know, the rules for crowdfunding have changed! Now investment opportunities are open to all investors, not just accredited investors. This means that mom and pop, friends and family can now participate in a crowdfunding campaign and secure equity in the company! What this really means is the door is wide open [...]

  Forbes has a wonderful series “Last 10 Things I Bought” and you can get a peek at the last 10 things lawyer & Entrepreneur Susan Cartier Liebel purchased. We think you might be surprised at the list and how practical and moving it is! As an entrepreneur, you may assume that her purchases were for [...]

This article in Entrepreneur online by Geri Stengel looks at the challenges faced by any entity wanting to conduct an Equity Crowdfunding campaign. The cost of the Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) is given as an example of the high cost of disclosure documents – $35,000 to $100,000 – depending on the company and offer. With the passing of [...]