The Difference Between Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents (180°)


One of Townsend & Lockett, LLC’s focus areas is Intellectual Property (IP) Law. While there are many different ways to protect intellectual property rights in the United States, four of the most popular methods involve the use of Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Patents. Many are familiar with these terms, but the different ways they can protect your IP rights are not always clearly understood. Below is a high-level summary of each area of law that highlights their basic differences.

Copyright-Protection
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Franchise Negotiation Considerations


The wild world of entrepreneurship is a high risk, high reward realm in which to play. Those who step into the rocky waters of self-employment and business building turn in the security of steady and predictable compensation for the unpredictable ebb and flow of eating what they kill. A total lack of control over policy and business approach is exchanged for complete control over management, administrative duties, marketing and every other aspect of business operations. Indeed it takes a special kind of person to go out on a limb and attempt to start a business from scratch. For those quasi-special people who are brave enough to undertake running a business, but do not quite want to start one from scratch, franchise negotiation is a great option.

franchise negotiations

Operating a franchise is a good idea for the more risk-averse entrepreneur because franchises have proven systems that are articulated clearly and definitively in a franchise manual, and typically entail support from the franchisor to help make the business successful. I know, I know … that sounds like the franchisor sales pitch doesn’t it? Well, I will temper my exuberance with a sampling of the legal issues a franchisee should consider when embarking upon a franchise venture – or otherwise find oppression from a new boss in the form of a franchisor.
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Atlanta Business Attorney D. Tennell Lockett lends legal advice to local tech entrepreneurs at NewMe Atlanta Community Meetup


Atlanta Business Attorney D. Tennell Lockett lends legal advice to local tech entrepreneurs at NewMe Atlanta Community Meetup

Attorney D. Tennell Lockett of Atlanta based law firm Townsend and Lockett, LLC will address tech entrepreneurs about the legal aspects of start-up companies at the NewMe Atlanta community meet-up on March 15. The NewMe Atlanta meet-up is one of several city meet-up groups inspired by the NewMe Accelerator, a technology accelerator and incubator.  Entrepreneurs Angela Benton (Black Web 2.0) and Wayne Sutton (SocialWayne.com) developed the New Me Accelerator in response to the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley. Launched during summer of 2011,  the NewMe Accelerator helped 10 minority-led technology start-ups further their development  in Silicon Valley by mentoring the entrepreneurs and providing access to a network of influential industry players. In some cases, New Me also provided funding.

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No Attorney-Client Relationship The materials on the Townsend & Lockett, LLC site are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. Use of this Web site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Townsend & Lockett, LLC. You should not act upon the information on this Web site without seeking advice from a lawyer licensed in your own state or country. Please note that you should not send any confidential information pertaining to potential legal services to Townsend & Lockett, LLC or any of its attorneys until you have received written agreement from Townsend & Lockett, LLC to perform the legal services you requested. Unless you have received such written confirmation, we will not consider any correspondence you send us as confidential.

Atlanta Business Attorney, Travis Townsend, Jr. hopes to help women plant seeds of success:



DryerBuzz State of Women

 

Atlanta Business Attorney Travis Townsend of Atlanta based law firm Townsend and Lockett , LLC will be a panelist at Hair She Goes: State of Woman, a women’s business conference and entrepreneurship boot camp presented by DryerBuzz, a publication of Sistributions Media and Publishing. The conference, which will be held at the Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta on March 17, is a series of interactive workshops and speaking events designed to educate and empower female entrepreneurs and entrepreneur- hopefuls to reach their consumers, protect their businesses, and become leaders in their industries.

Townsend’s panel will cover; business organization and structure, including formalizing business deals and protecting content and intellectual property.
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No Attorney-Client Relationship The materials on the Townsend & Lockett, LLC site are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. Use of this Web site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Townsend & Lockett, LLC. You should not act upon the information on this Web site without seeking advice from a lawyer licensed in your own state or country. Please note that you should not send any confidential information pertaining to potential legal services to Townsend & Lockett, LLC or any of its attorneys until you have received written agreement from Townsend & Lockett, LLC to perform the legal services you requested. Unless you have received such written confirmation, we will not consider any correspondence you send us as confidential.