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Licensing Agreements Continued

In Blog, Contracts 101, Copyrights 101, Online Business Necessities by Shannon Montgomery

I have mentioned licensing in previous posts, YouTube videos, and articles here on the website. But, I wanted to take a more in-depth look at licensing and help shed some light on why this might be something your business should consider when planning out the future. What does Licensing mean? Simply put, a licensing agreement is an arrangement between two …

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Top 5 instances to use a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

In Blog, Contracts 101, Independent Contractors by Shannon Montgomery

As a business owner and entrepreneur, you are likely to come across many instances where sharing confidential information is a necessity. Things like client lists, buying practices, and even social media passwords and accounts might all be information you need to share, but would want to keep protected. In order to preserve that information as confidential, many businesses utilize Non-Disclosure …

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Wu Tang Clan sues Woof Tang Clan:

In Blog, Trademark 101 by Shannon Montgomery

Intellectual Property isn’t all transactional. And sometimes, it is actually really exciting. Near the end of 2017, Wu-Tang Clan rapper and producer RZA filed suit against a Brooklyn dog walker and his company Woof-Tang Clan for trademark infringement. The company claims they walk the “illest group of dogs in New York City” but unfortunately for them, RZA finds their name …

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Descriptive business name? Not a good idea:

In Blog, Trademark 101 by Shannon Montgomery

Distinctiveness is an important aspect of the trademark process. The USPTO does not grant trademark protection to a mark that is generic or merely descriptive. This, of course, is up to the interpretation of the examining attorney, and I have seen some applications denied based on descriptiveness even though I would never have thought so. So what can you do …

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Do you work with brands? Influencer Marketing Agreements

In Blog, Contracts 101, Online Business Necessities by Shannon Montgomery

I’ve talked about this before on my various social media platforms. Which, if you aren’t following me you should—MontgomeryLawPllc on IG and Facebook. Actually, I’ve talked about it often. Influencer marketing has proven to be wildly effective. It is a regular practice for most marketers and brands. A recent survey showed that 86% of marketers were using influencer marketing just …