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5 Things to Consider When Drafting a Standard Privacy Policy


If your business maintains a website, chances are it’s legally required to contain and disclose a standard privacy policy. While there is no single federal law protecting consumer data, several laws (such as the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act) require a standard privacy policy if your website collects, or has the ability to collect, any personally identifying information (PII) about website visitors. Data has become a commodity that’s worth a lot of money to marketers, advertisers, and businesses. As far as the law is concerned, if you’re going to collect (and possibly sell) PII, the people you’re collecting it from…

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3 Steps to Prevent Domain Name Conflicts


Given the widespread use of websites to promote businesses, it’s no wonder that domain name conflicts are on the rise. A domain name conflict typically occurs when the owner of a website address (i.e., the domain name) is not the same as the owner of a similar trademark. To illustrate the problem, let me give you a hypothetical domain name conflict. Let’s say there’s a grandmother in Del Mar who makes custom T-shirts. Because she isn’t very mobile anymore, she sells her shirts exclusively through her website, www.HappyTs.com. Two years after she starts doing business, a fashion designer out of…

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3 Key Differences Between LLCs and S Corporations


New business owners often get confused when it comes to the differences between LLCs and S Corporations. In truth, the entities are similar in many ways. Both are designed to shield the individual owners from liabilities incurred by the entity. This means that in many circumstances, the owners of LLCs or S Corporations cannot be sued personally for the debts of the company. Additionally, both limited liability companies (LLCs) and S Corporations can enter into contracts, incur debts, and initiate lawsuits in their organizational capacity. Note that I’ve chosen to focus solely on S Corps in this article to keep…

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Top 3 Trademark Mistakes


One of the best things business owners can do to protect their intellectual property is to avoid common trademark mistakes. Trademarks are one area of the law where it’s easy to get tripped up. While many startups don’t seek legal advice when they begin building their trademark portfolio (for obvious reasons), it’s also easy to make serious trademark mistakes that could get you into trouble down the line. Here are the three most common trademark mistakes that I’ve seen in my practice. Trademark Mistake #1: Not understanding where trademarks fit into your I.P. portfolio Intellectual property can be separated into…

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