The four methods include:Trade secret protection. Want to show your app to others -- investors, beta testers, or contractors -- before it's available to the public? Learn what trade secrets are and how you can protect them.Copyright protection. Protect your whole app as well as its individual parts, such as the underlying code, appearance, and the collection of data within it.Trademark protection. Protect your app's name, slogan, or logo. And learn how to file an application for trademark registration.Permissions. Learn how and when to get permission to reuse material from other sources, like photos, data, video, or audio clips.
find the right manager
buy, insure and maintain equipment
get gigs and get paid
tour on a budget
do covers legally
protect your copyright
trademark your band’s name
choose a recording studio
sell your music
manage your website
understand record contracts
deal with taxes
Music Law provides all the legal information and practical advice musicians need. This edition is thoroughly updated with the latest changes in copyright and trademark law, including guidance on filling out "Form CO." Plus, find expanded information on musical collaborations between DJs and other musicians. You'll also get the most up-to-date legal forms available. Interactive forms are downloadable.
Do you have a great idea for a product? Do you toil away in an office, garage or basement lab day by day in the hopes of bringing a new widget to life? What will you do when it's alive and kicking?
Here's the primer every first-time inventor needs. Packed with detailed information and concise explanations, Nolo's Patents for Beginners defines what a patent is and what it can do for you. Step by step, it explains how to:
use basic patent principles
document an invention
conduct a patent search
acquire patent rights
"read" an application
determine patent ownership
find patent information
interpret international patent law
Nolo's Patents for Beginners provides sample forms and letters, resources and a glossary of terms. This edition is completely revised to cover all changes in patent case law and updated regulations for inventors applying for a patent.
Patent law is changing, and this bestselling primer on patent law has up-to-date information on the America Invents Act, the most important change to American patent law in two centuries.
Packed with detailed information, Nolo’s Patents for Beginners explains how to:document your invention acquire patent rights "read" a patent application understand how and why to make a patent search determine patent ownership find patent information understand international patent law decide whether to file a provisional patent
Nolo's Patents for Beginners provides plain-English explanations of patent law, patent and invention resources and a glossary of patent terms. The 8th edition is completely updated to cover all changes in patent law and regulations, including the latest on filing for provisional patent status.
Crafting for profit is on the rise, and you may find yourself relying more and more on the income generated from your creative enterprise. At the same time, the legal and business side of crafting can be daunting for artists, consuming time and money that could be better invested in creating new products -- and possibly even leaving you open to copyright violation or tax troubles. With the instructions and explanations in The Craft Artist's Legal Guide, you'll learn how to:get a design patent or license your crafts work price and sell works, online and off select the right studio and deal with leases, noise restrictions, and zoning laws find and utilize free ways of promoting your business online hire workers and sales reps choose the right insurance complete and file required business forms
The Craft Artist's Legal Guide will help you focus on your creative works, simplifying procedures and avoiding problems. Each chapter of the book starts with an engaging profile of a working craftsperson, then identifies and discusses the nuts and bolts business and legal issues that you're likely to encounter as an artist. The book also provides helpful legal contracts for the most common crafts business activities, as well as various money-saving online resources that will save you time and money.
Ready to stamp "patent pending" on your invention? Then you need to file a provisional patent application (PPA), an inexpensive way to claim your invention - and buy yourself time to determine whether it's worthwhile to pursue a regular patent.
With Patent Pending in 24 Hours, you will learn how to:conduct a patent search onlinecomplete all the necessary formsevaluate potential hurdlesprepare informal drawingsfile your application, andfile a new PPA to reflect modifications
This new 7th edition incorporates changes from the "America Invents Act," as well as recent revisions to patent rules and regulations. Thousands of people have used Patent Pending in 24 Hours successfully. You can, too!
The provisional patent application (PPA) is a quick, inexpensive and legal way to claim your invention—and buy yourself time to determine whether it’s worthwhile to pursue a regular patent. Learn how to:
conduct a patent search online
complete all the necessary forms
evaluate potential hurdles
prepare informal drawings
file your application, and
file a new PPA to reflect modifications.
The book also includes important legal forms to help you preserve your rights when showing or selling your invention:
nondisclosure agreement patent assignment prototype-maker agreement joint-ownership agreement
The 7th edition incorporates changes from the “America Invents Act,” as well as recent revisions to patent rules and regulations. Thousands of people have used Patent Pending in 24 Hours successfully. You can, too!
In a troubled economy, you've discovered that a single source of income just isn't enough. But how do you start and manage your new venture -- and make a profit to boot?
From crafting to home repair to website design and more, if you've ever wanted to turn your hobby into a business and watch your passion generate cash, Running a Side Business is the book for you. Packed with tips, legal resources, start-up success stories and USA TODAY snapshots and infographics, you'll learn the life cycle of a business and get answers to important questions along the way. Find out how to:
. choose a side business that will succeed
. manage a full-time job while running your side business
. protect your personal assets
. keep it legal: how and where to obtain and file permits, licenses, contracts, and trademarks
. manage your home-based business
. market your new business
. file taxes and take deductions
Plus, Running a Side Business offers guidance on selecting the right side business for you, with information about some of the most popular side businesses that have gained popularity in the last decade, including sales through eBay and Amazon, web design, blogging, Google AdSense business models, and podcasting models.
Life has become an endless series of contracts—this is the manual.
There’s no reason to risk your hard-earned money signing a contract you don’t understand. With Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference, you get easy-to-understand explanations for every common contract term. In no time, you’ll grasp mysterious concepts such as “waiver,” “indemnity,” and “most favored nation.”
Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference is more than just an A–Z explanation of over 300 terms. It also includes:
common negotiating strategies examples of contract provisions sample contracts with explanations illegal and dangerous contract clauses to watch out for what to expect if a contract is broken up-to-date explanations of electronic contracts, and tips on amending and modifying agreements.
Whether you’re starting a business, signing a lease, hiring a new employee or independent contractor, licensing a concept, selling a boat, or contracting for a new fireplace, Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference can help. A must-have for small business owners, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and law students—and anyone else whose success is built around understanding and negotiating agreements.
With just over 1.1 million practicing lawyers in the U.S. today, this small portion of the population has produced no shortage of entertainment for the rest of us. Or is it just that Americans sue each other over the darndest things?
From famous court battles to obscure triva and facts, The Judge Who Hated Red Nail Polish is filled with often-surprising legal tales and facts, compiled by Nolo's team of attorney-editors. Learn about:how courts treat the sales of haunted houses which gangster started the tradition of taking the Fifth what judges in centuries past had to say about morality daring jail breaks - from sneaky escape tunnels to brazen prison yard pickups whether you can legally keep treasure found in a sunken ship the history of and customs surrounding British barristers wigs lawsuits over which fan caught the stray baseball and, of course, the Supreme Court Judge who hated red nail polish
Perfect for lawyers, law students, or the trivia buff in your life, The Judge Who Hated Red Nail Polish shows how fun and interesting the law can be.
definitions of over 300 common terms found in contracts how to decipher the language of contracts which clauses are important and which aren't illegal and dangerous contract clauses to watch out for, and how to negotiate or change contracts.
Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference will help you save money by explaining which clauses are important so that you can avoid a pricey professional review by a lawyer. Written in plain English, this book is especially useful for law students and business owners (including one-person operations and independent contractors), but still contains enough detail to have a place on nearly any lawyer's bookshelf.