Trademarks vs. Copyright: Which is Right For You?

Intellectual Property is one of the most valuable assets that any business has. Most businesses know that, but they are less clear on what kind of Intellectual Property they actually have - trademarks, copyright, or patents. How can businesses protect their Intellectual Property, and when should they? How can they identify what kind of Intellectual Property they actually have? Here are the major differences between Read More

6 New Year’s Resolutions For Forward-Thinking Businesses

The end of one year and the start of the next is a great time for reflection. Each year is unique, but 2021 stands out as one of the most memorable. As we look forward, how can we continue to move towards progress and growth? That is the question we must all ask ourselves, both for our personal health and for our businesses. The businesses we primarily work with at CLARK.LAW, technology and healthcare companies, have Read More

How Long Does Intellectual Protection Property Last?

We’ve written before about the value of protecting your Intellectual Property. Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights protect what makes your business unique - what sets you apart from everyone else on the market. At CLARK.LAW, we help register your Intellectual Property with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office, respectively, to help ensure federal protection. After Read More

4 Ways to Encourage Employee Innovation in Your Company

It has become increasingly clear over the years that overworking your employees is not a sustainable path to success. To the contrary, encouraging creativity and innovation from employees is likely to produce better results. Striking the proper work/life balance for your team has been shown to produce long-term positive outcomes and prevent employee burnout. So how can you create a culture of creativity in your Read More

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