6 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Business Before You Sell

The market for buying and selling businesses right now is wild. Businesses are being created, closed, expanded, and sold at a rate much higher than ever before. As a result of the pandemic, many business owners are assessing their own priorities and what the future holds for their company. At staggering rates, owners are listing their businesses for sale. It is rare for a business to sell quickly. To the contrary, Read More

5 Ways to Reduce Business Risk

If the last two years have taught us anything, it is that nothing in business is certain. Even markets that seem dependable cannot be trusted to be safe and steady. Even if your stream of revenue is not affected, your ability to physically work might be. Even if you think your business model is foolproof, it isn’t. Something like a pandemic, however, cannot be completely prepared for. For more reliable forms of Read More

5 Common Contract Mistakes To Avoid

When drafting an important contract, it is easy to make mistakes. Business contracts can often be long and contain unfamiliar terminology. Attention to detail and a depth of understanding about what the parties to the contract are trying to accomplish are essential. A misplaced word, letter, or even punctuation mark can make a big difference. The contract is the foundation of any working relationship. It spells out Read More

Think Outside the Box: 7 Unconventional Things You Should Trademark

At CLARK.LAW, we believe in the future of business law. That comes with data, technology, and efficiency. Success in all three of those fields can rely heavily on thinking outside of the box. When it comes to trademark law, we all know how essential it is for your business to own rights to whatever sets your business apart from everyone else on the market. Thinking outside the box, it becomes clear that there is a Read More

5 Ways That Trademarks Can Help Your Business

Trademarks are one of the best and most underappreciated ways to boost your business. Much has been written about the ways that trademarks can help start-ups and small businesses - through cementing and sharing brand awareness - but less has been shared about the benefits for large companies. Perhaps there is an assumption that all big businesses are already utilizing trademarks, but we have seen firsthand that is Read More

Non-Disclosure Agreements: The Dangers of the “One Size Fits All” Mentality

While most businesses have experience dealing with Non-Disclosure Agreements, they may not fully understand the legal implications of them. Non-Disclosure Agreements, sometimes known as Confidentiality Agreements, are legal documents between two parties who both agree to maintain confidentiality about certain specified information. They are often signed between employer and employee at the time of hiring or between Read More

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Forming a New Business

Whether you have aspirations of starting an international healthcare tech conglomerate to improve millions of people’s lives or a cafe dedicated to making really good waffles, starting a new business always comes with challenges. Decisions made at the earliest phase of your business van have consequences for years to come. Proper planning can lay the groundwork for your company’s strengths in the coming years, and Read More

What If My Trademark is Opposed?

No one has accused the trademark registration process of being short and simple. Registering your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is a complicated process that requires careful attention every step of the way. Even months into the process, you can still hit snags that will set you back. One of these bumps in the road you may encounter is a trademark opposition. Once your Read More

6 Better Ways to Negotiate a Contract

The only way to reach an agreement is through negotiation. We’ve heard rumors that some businesses may be on the exact same page when starting to work together - but we’ve never seen it happen. Crafting a contract that clearly explains everything it needs to and satisfies all parties involved is an art form. It only happens by taking the time to hear what both parties want and reaching a hallowed middle Read More

Washington Redskins, Lady Antebellum – 2020’s Effect on Trademarks

Our website analytics tell us this is one of our most popular articles. If you think we might be able to help you or your business, email info@clark.law and mention this article for a complimentary 30-minute consultation.   Washington Redskins, Lady Antebellum – 2020’s Effect on Trademarks We can all agree that 2020 has been unprecedented. Most of the world continues to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 Read More