Choosing Your Entity -- General Background Choosing an entity should be one of the first decisions you’ll make when starting up your new business. It may seem easy to skip this step, and instead forg
Here are the basic steps for a company to establish a trademark. [***DISCLAIMER: THIS IS GENERAL INFORMATION, NOT LEGAL ADVICE. DO NOT RELY UPON IT AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR ADVICE SPECIFIC TO YOUR SITUATION***]
Copyright Basics -- In General A copyright is extremely easy to obtain. Under federal law, an author need only come up with an original work and then “fix it in a tangible medium of expression.” Th
Itâ€™s easy enough to start a company in Oregon or in any other state: you make a filing with the secretary of stateâ€™s office. But, what happens next? We often get this question from lots of local small startups that have a business idea, know the first step, but donâ€™t know what to do next.
This guide sets forth some of the differences under Oregon law between employees and independent contractors. It's written for small companies that may not be sure how to characterize their workers, or for workers that may have questions about their status.
This guide sets forth the legal steps to establish a brewery in the State of Oregon Federal laws To start a brewery in Oregon, a business will have to comply with federal, state and local laws. There
This guide explains the steps on how to elect S corporation tax status with the IRS for an LLC. Background New business owners often do not realize that they have options about how their business will
This guides summarizes how to protect your copyrights online through notice and takedown procedures Introduction Businesses selling goods online should be vigilant about protecting their brands from c
Most businesses will end at some point, which could happen for any number of reasons. The decision not to acknowledge this fact when starting a business is tantamount to burying one’s head in the sand
Most small businesses will eventually face the situation where one of the owners will want to leave the business. In these situations, the departing owner will want to sell his or her shares. Unless t