Legal Issues

An Overview of Intellectual Property (PDF)– A publication of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Avoiding Patent, Trademark and Copyright Problems — An eight-page fact sheet on how to avoid patent, trademark and copyright problems from the Nevada Small Business Development Center (scroll down the page).

Copyright Basics — A fact sheet on dealing with copyright issues from the Iowa Small Business Development Center (scroll down; listed under Documents).

Deciding if Bankruptcy is an Option for You — Information about bankruptcy options provided by the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Taxes and Permits — A six-page fact sheet on taxes and permits for your home-based business from UMaine Extension.

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