Start your business the right way
You have an idea, maybe a plan, but what about your legal obligations? Your business structure? Or maybe you know exactly what structure you want for your business and your obligations as a business owner, but simply want to focus on your product or service. No matter where you are in your journey as a business owner, you need a knowledgable and experienced attorney to provide legal advise and take care of the heavy lifting.
Do you write, design, draw, or create content? No matter what you produce, or what type of brand you have, it is imperative that you take the necessary steps to protect your work from those who want to take advantage. You put a lot of time and effort into your work. Let Clark Law discuss with you strategies for protecting it, including trademark and copyright registration, as well as social media and website-based strategies.
We know there are many bad actors online, who will violate your intellectual property rights by stealing your work. What happens when this occurs? Clark Law will do everything legally possible to remedy the situation for our clients.
When all other strategies have failed, Clark Law will not hesitate to take your matter to court. Litigation is a slow process, but occasionally is necessary when parties cannot find a suitable resolution. Be assured that we will zealously represent our clients in court and ensure we obtain the best result possible.
Do not sign anything without reading it first. Unfortunately, this common warning is far too often not heeded. Sometimes, contracts are filled with dense language not easily understood by non attorneys, and the consequences of certain terms in the contracts are not fully considered. Before signing a contract for your business or brand, consult with an attorney at Clark Law who is well-versed in contract law, and can ensure that you thoroughly understand what you are agreeing to.
WHILE YOU PUT YOUR CUSTOMERS FIRST, WE PUT YOU FIRST.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I hire a lawyer instead of handling things myself or using a service like LegalZoom?
At Clark Law, we are educated and trained to understand the nuances of the law, spot issues, and solve problems. Non-lawyers and automated processes cannot give legal advice based on your specific situation, and are not able to help you (1) avoid future problems and (2) resolve problems that may arise.
Where is the best state to register my business?
For large corporations operating worldwide, there are a number of factors that go into choosing a state to register the business. However, for the majority of small businesses operating locally, the best place to register is the state where you live and plan to conduct your business.
Do I only need to apply for trademark or copyright protection once my business becomes successful?
No! Your brand is always at risk, especially because the internet and social media make everything easily accessible to people around the world. If you're committed to your business and brand, you should do what you need to do to protect them immediately.