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Social Media: Actually it isn’t the Wild West Part 1

In Copyrights 101, Trademark 101 by Shannon Montgomery

As promised here is the first installment of articles discussing the laws and regulations that apply to social media use and yes, to influencers. Intellectual property (IP) is a huge chunk of my law practice. I spend the majority of my time on trademark prosecution followed by some copyright registration and a lot of IP education. For a background on …

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Influencer Immunity: It doesn’t exist

In Online Business Necessities by Shannon Montgomery

I have the pleasure of working with multiple social media influencers. They typically hate that word, but for lack of a better term that is what we are going to use for this article. I think this is going to be the start of a series on what not to do as an influencer, or how to stay out of …

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PSA: When you start a business, there will be scams

In Business Entities by Shannon Montgomery

This post will likely be pretty short but I thought it was important enough to talk about. The reason I say this is because I have a client that calls me pretty regularly to ask me questions about physical mail, or emails they receive saying they owe someone money or filing fees related to their newly set up LLC in …