NY Startup Law

A businesslaw blog for New York entrepreneurs by Marc Law Associates PLLC

June, 2012

4 RULES YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF IF PLANNING TO RAISE MONEY THROUGH CROWDFUNDING

In May 2012, Congress ratified a bill to expand crowdfunding as a method of  raising capital for small companies. Prior to the enactment of this bill, investors participating in the crowd funding process were allowed to invest capital in return for a small gift from the issuer. In hopes of enlarging the availability of funding […]

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4 NECESSARY STEPS TO STARTING AN LLC IN NEW YORK

As a business attorney, one of the most popular questions from clients is whether they should use the Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) format for their new business venture. Many people also come into my office thinking that they started a valid LLC years ago by filing something, somewhere (too numerous to men tion).  However,  upon […]

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WHY YOU MAY NOT HAVE TO REGISTER YOUR TRADEMARK TO PROTECT IT

A trademark is generally a name, logo, or other form of distinction that a company uses to brand it’s product by prohibiting competitors from using the same distinction to market similar products. Service marks are the same except they’re used to distinguish a service. Trade dress is somewhat newer and refers to any uniqueness in […]

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The Abc’s OF THE NEW YORK DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION LAW

Every internet based business, especially those that use and  store its users’  personally identifiable information (PInfo) needs to safeguard it’s site from security breaches and cyber attacks. Thus security should be an integral part of pre-launch planning for any company doing business on the web. However, sometimes no matter what precautions or how much risk […]

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