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Tim Bukher

Tim Bukher’s Legal Guides

6 total

  • New York Business Formation: LLCs vs. S-Corps

    Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and S-Corps are business entities which are treated by the IRS as partnerships for tax purposes. They differ with respect to their corporate formalities, but both entities have their income taxed as "passing through" to their owners. What this m...

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  • New York: Non-Disclosure / Non-Compete Agreements

    There are several reasons why a business might decide to employ a non-disclosure or a non-compete agreement (collectively known as "restrictive covenants"): The business is engaged in work that grants its employees access to sensitive information which, if publicized, would get ...

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  • Intellectual Property Q & A

    What is intellectual property? Intellectual property is the intangible but valuable component of a business, a work of art, or even an idea. Intellectual property comes in three different forms: (1) Trademark (e.g., a consumer brand), (2) copyright (e.g., a work of art or express...

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  • The Trademark Application Process and Costs (Detailed)

    A United States trademark grants its owner the right to prevent others from using a confusingly similar mark in connection with similar goods or services. The cost of a trademark application can vary considerably depending on the existence of any similar marks. The trademark ...

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  • Product Licensing Agreements: The Basics

    Product licensing agreements, whether the product is software, hardware, or simple consumer goods, center around two major legal areas: contract law and trademark law. The contract part of the agreement is fairly obvious while trademark is an added necessity in this modern age...

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  • Top 5 Legal Needs for Internet Start-Ups

    Corporate Entity Formation Whether you choose to go the C-Corp., the LLC, or the S-Corp. route (each has its pros and cons depending on your business model), we strongly (read: very very strongly) en

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