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What is an Employer Identification Number?
An employer identification number (EIN), also known as a federal tax identification number (TIN), is used to identify a business entity. Generally businesses need an
VIDEO: Legal Risks of Crowdfunding
Public disclosure of intellectual property on crowdfunding platforms can have a significant impact on its legal status. Therefore, before you launch your campaign on Kickstarter or other crowdfunding platforms, you must protect your company’s intellectual property.
IP Risks of Reward Crowdfunding – PART III: Losing Your Brand
It is tempting to include a catchy name for your product in your crowdfunding proposal in the hopes of attracting attention from potential donors. However,
IP Risks of Reward Crowdfunding – PART II: Losing Control of Your Idea
While crowdfunding platforms can give entrepreneurs access to customers and capital, they also present many risks that can cause unsuspecting entrepreneurs to lose control of
IP Risks of Reward Crowdfunding – PART I: Patents
If you read the terms and conditions that govern your use of any crowdfunding platform, you will quickly discover that crowdfunding platforms do not offer
Why Your Website Needs Terms and Conditions
Can You Reach More Investors With A “Mini I.P.O.”?
Starting this month, companies that seek to raise up to $50 million have a new financing option that will give some private businesses access to a wider pool of potential investors.
Should You Hire a Registered Agent?
If you are forming business entity you are required to have a registered agent and a registered office. But this does not mean that you need to hire a registered agent service. Here are the factors to consider.
Who owns your company’s Intellectual Property? The answer may surprise you
Founders often make the mistake of assuming that their company automatically owns the intellectual property associated with their business.
Should my company incorporate in Ohio or Delaware?
Ohio-based Entrepreneurs often ask whether they should be incorporating in Ohio or if they are better protected by incorporating in Delaware or some other jurisdiction.
Does My Business Really Need Limited Liability Protection?
Just about any attorney you ask is going to tell you “yes” you do need limited liability protection that is offered by establishing your business
Is Crowdfunding Right For Your Business?
Within a relatively short amount of time, crowdfunding has revolutionized the way small businesses find the capital they need to grow. By putting the tools for fundraising success in the hands of entrepreneurs, crowdfunding will continue to transform the landscape of business finance.
The JOBS Act and Crowdfunding
In April of 2012, Congress passed legislation permitting equity and debt crowdfunding. This was done through the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act as a
When Founders Should Retain Separate Legal Counsel
When a company is formed, the founders typically retain a law firm to advise them in connection with setting up the company. Most law firms
Why You Should Consider a Founders’ Agreement
When a group of entrepreneurs go into business together, one of the first things they should do is consider drafting a Founders’ Agreement. While a