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Edward Sharkey

Because the freedom of the internet conflicts with the territorial
nature of trademark law, it is likely that most trademark owners, and
most domain name registrants, will become involved in a domain name
dispute.  Whether your business is the owner of a mark or a domain
name, there are steps you can take to protect your property.

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The following tips will help preserve the relationship…

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How to reclaim a domain name that may have been lost in a previous ruling…

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Angel terms can be structured in a variety of ways but generally fall into one of three funding categories…

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Everything you ever needed to know about cybersquatting and more…

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A desired return of five to ten times their initial investment within a five year time frame is common.

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Trademark basics

by Edward Sharkey on November 17, 2008 10:00am

in Business Management

What is a trademark, the Lanham Act, infringement, dilution and lawful trademark use?

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When seeking a private investor, the entrepreneur should seek an
investment partner with whom he or she can comfortably work and
communicate

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Domain name basics

by Edward Sharkey on November 10, 2008 10:00am

in Business Management

What is a domain name? The characteristics? And the registration process…

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This team will be able to assist the entrepreneur in developing a professional business plan.

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Not surprisingly, the recent boom in online commercial activity has been accompanied by an increase in domain name disputes. Read the 6-part series that fully explains the issue and offers critical recommendations.

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An investor plan is not the same as a business plan.  It is a short
summary of the investment opportunity set forth in a one-page outline
or “term sheet.”

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No serious angel will consider the opportunity without a comprehensive
plan.  There are multiple necessary components of the business plan…

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Finding the right angel can be laborious and time-consuming. 

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Angels often provide seed capital when other options are not available.

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Angel investors are a resource that can provide seed funding for start-up business ventures. They commonly prefer to take an equity position in the start-up, either directly through the issuance of shares or indirectly through other instruments that can be converted into shares. Many are motivated by the energy of young emerging companies and are willing to take risks that venture capitalists tend to refuse.

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