Poison Bottles, Coffins & Other Spooky Patents

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  There is something that makes us cringe when we see something creepy but also something that allures us and intrigues us at the same time. See what you think of these spooky patents. Do they make the hairs on your neck stand up or do you find them interesting? Let us know! @Lawinspiring   […]

6 DIY Logo Design Services That Every Startup Should Know


Not to sound shallow, but looks are everything when it comes to branding. For example, a great looking logo can do wonders to attract customers to your startup. This is why I would typically highly recommend a professional logo design service. I get it though, a professional logo can sometimes cost too much for a bootstrapped […]

Startup Marketing Plan Outline

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You have a product ready to go, when you just realized – What good is this product if no one knows about it?  The act of telling the world about your amazing product is where marketing will come into play. Since we cannot expect that every entrepreneur is a Don Draper or even has an […]

Top 10 Quotes For Entrepreneurs – Persistence


A successful startup is a journey, not a destination. So while you trek along the beaten path, maintain the bounce in your step by equipping yourself with your most durable shoes (a.k.a. persistence) and these top 10 quotes in your back pocket.   1. “Patience is bitter, but the fruit is sweet,” – Aristotle Aww […]

If A Monkey Takes A Selfie – Who Owns It?


  In case you haven’t heard, everyone is going bananas over this Indonesian crested black macaque’s selfie. First, people thought it was cute when the photo went viral in 2011. More recently, a debate has sparked as to who owns rights to the photo? According to the newly updated draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office […]

A Game of Mouse and Mouse

Deadmau5 and Mickey Mouse Trademark

  Earlier this week, the trademark registration for Deadmau5 (AKA “dead mouse”) was caught in a mouse trap with word of Disney sending in a letter to oppose the mark. Joel Zimmerman, electronic music DJ and owner of the stage name Deadmau5, instantly tweeted about the news saying that Mickey better “Lawyer up.” landed home to […]

Stefano Gabbana’s Knock-Off Frenzy on Instagram

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Stefano Gabbana, co-owner of  the high-fashion brand, Dolce & Gabbana, posted five consecutive Instagram posts of  potential trademark infringers just yesterday. Potential infringers include: “Dance & Havana”  and “Dolce & Gipsy.”   Although these Instagram posts are paired with heart emojis ❤, Dolce & Gabbana may not be laughing too hard. We are weary of what […]

3 Ways To Strike Gold With Your Intellectual Property


  Once you have filed your patents, trademarks and copyrights you are attaining and acquiring exclusive rights to your unique ideas. In other words, you are creating intellectual property (or IP for short.) This newly acquired IP is a great way to fend off copycats, but it takes meticulous strategy and seamless execution to “strike […]

How To Deal With The Infamous Cyber Villain – “The Brandjacker”


When your startup has a recognized logo, your brand is a super brand with a special type of power. The type of power where you can place your logo somewhere and, without your brand having to say anything at all, a passerby will just know the promise that stands behind it. For example, you experience […]

Be There or Be Square – Top 5 Events for Entrepreneurs


These events are the ones that I will not hesitate to say, “If you are a serious entrepreneur you better be there or be square.”  Each event below is pivotal to attend throughout your startup’s lifecycle for the networking possibilities and learning experiences.  With these events, test the startups waters, launch your product or dive […]