Entries by Kristen Roberts

Tackling Domain Disputes

The Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) is a process established by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Established in 1999, it was set up to help people resolve domain name disputes. Since its inception, more than 60,000 domain complaints have been filed with the UDRP. Domain name disputes, specifically as it relates […]

5 Employee Termination Tips

Terminating an employee is one of those uncomfortable topics that no employer wants to deal with, but every employer will likely experience at some point. It is common to encounter employees who are not the best fit and sometimes flat-out difficult to work with. Disgruntled employees can cause quite the mess for business owners, especially […]

Protecting E-books Through Copyright

One of the hottest trends in information consumption comes in the form of e-books. Almost every time you are online you see a new one surface regarding how to build an online business, a newly released memoir, or even a recipe book. With all this information readily available online – not to mention easy to […]

How to Avoid Discrimination in The Workplace

Discrimination is illegal in the workplace and something every employer needs to be aware of. There are both federal and state laws in place that address issues of discrimination and employers should take not to ensure they’re not getting themselves into any hot water. Generally speaking, employers should avoid discrimination based on sexual orientation, religion, […]

Truth in Advertising on Social Media

The idea of a white lie or exaggeration might be acceptable when it comes to complimenting a friend’s unfortunate haircut but, there’s no grey area when it comes to false and/or misleading advertisement. Now that we are social media centered in our marketing and advertisement, avoiding posts that are misleading or just plain false is […]

Are You An LLC Or Some Other Business Entity?

A business entity formed for the purposes of housing a business, property, or even intellectual property. Business entities, like an LLC, are created or formed at a state level, often the applicable Secretary of State. They vary depending on your business structure, so it is important to know where your business fits. Generally speaking, there […]

Why An Entrepreneurial Mindset Will Benefit All Areas Of Your Life w/ Kristen Roberts

Listen here for a recent interview with Kristen Roberts on Harder to Kill Radio https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stupid-easy-paleo/harder-to-kill-radio-2 “I don’t want to be pigeon-holed. A lot of law firms, when you work at a firm, there’s this goal. The goal is to always become a partner, become a part owner. Well, how do you become a partner? Traditionally […]

The Importance of Creating A Protectable Brand

Creating a protectable brand is at the heart of any startup business. Not only should your brand be marketable, it should also be protectable under trademark laws. The easiest way to know your brand meets both criteria is creating a strong brand. That starts with your name. Naming your business is an important first step […]

Online Legal Help? Five Reasons To Avoid It

That adage about spending dollars to save pennies applies to many things, including the choice to refuse to hire a lawyer to help you with legal work. With so many inexpensive and fast options available on the internet to do-it-yourself when it comes to legal work, it can be alluring to hop online and just […]