Have You Met the Requirements to Maintain Your Trademark Registration with the USPTO?

Your trademark has been registered successfully with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – congratulations! Although this journey that has lasted for a few months has ended, there is still “upkeep” work that must be done to maintain the validity of your trademark with the USPTO.  

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Securities-Based Crowdfunding as a Capital-Raising Tool for Small Businesses

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”) formed a specific registration exemption for certain securities-based crowdfunding transactions.  Per the JOBS Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was required to adopt rules for Regulation Crowdfunding with guidelines for investor protections.  The final rules were issued by the SEC in October 2015, and went into full effect on May 16, 2016.

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Where to Incorporate: Florida or Delaware?

In working with South Florida clients contemplating where to incorporate, two states come up the most: Florida and Delaware.  There are many instances where the idea of a Delaware incorporation is overly glamorized or preferred simply because many well-known Fortune 500 companies have incorporated in Delaware.  Because of this, many entrepreneurs intend to incorporate in Delaware, without ever doing a true cost/benefit analysis of the legal, cost and tax implications.  

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