Legal Road Map®: copyright, trademark and business law info for creative entrepreneurs
About This Show
The Legal Road Map® podcast teaches entrepreneurs about the legal issues you might face as you grow a profitable and sustainable business, why they’re important, and how others in their shoes have handled them. Host Autumn Witt Boyd, a lawyer for creative and online businesses, features case studies of successful business owners and gives you the answers to your copyright, trademark, and business legal questions.
What should you protect with a copyright or trademark? Do you need an LLC or should you stay a sole proprietor? What should you do if a copycat steals your photos or content? What’s the right way to respond to a cease and desist letter? When is using someone else’s content fair use under the law? How should you hire employees or independent contractors? What contracts should you have? What are website privacy policies or terms and conditions?
Whether you’re just starting out and haven’t done any legal work on your business, or are going through a transition or growth spurt and want to make sure you’re covered, the Legal Roadmap® podcast is a great tool to make sure you haven’t missed any key legal protections for your business. Subscribe today and get your business legally legit. Transcripts, show notes, and more info at www.awbfirm.com/podcast.
Most Recent Episode
Labor & employment chat with AWB Firm’s own Michelle Coakley (S2E37)
We’re talking labor and employment this week with our own Michelle Coakley! Join us as we discuss important employment law tips you need to know if you’re looking to grow your team. Listen and learn: Why ‘control’ is the keyword to think about when determining whether to go, independent contractor or employee, The challenges of working with employees or independent contractors in different states or countries If and when contracts are necessary when you’re hiring an employee How helpful detailed job descriptions can be Which questions you should avoid asking on any job application you create Things to keep in mind when it comes to terminating an employee KEY TAKEAWAY: Labor and employment issues can seem completely overwhelming to creative entrepreneurs who are looking to grow their team, and this type of issue can be extremely complicated. Working with an attorney is a cost-effective way to avoid expensive issues down the road. Visit www.awbfirm.com/podcast37 for a transcript and show notes, and sign up to get a free 5 Minute Intellectual Property Audit to learn how you can make more money from the copyrights and trademarks in your business (plus be the first to know when new episodes are live). This podcast is information, not legal advice specific to your situation.