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By Saper Law | July 13, 2010
On July 23, Daliah Saper will be co-presenting at a workshop for small business owners at SCORE’s Chicago office. Details below:
LEGAL GUIDANCE FOR YOUR BUSINESS:
Tips for Starting and Running Your Small Business
This workshop addresses the legal challenges that a small business person confronts when starting and expanding a business. Brian Fons will cover business entity selection, formation, and maintenance, while Daliah Saper will explain the difference between trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents. Workshop attendees will also learn about the legal implications of social media, ie online defamation, intellectual property infringement, and social media policies.
Choosing a Legal Entity for Your Business
· Sole Proprietorship
· Corporation – Separate legal entity
· Limited Liability Company (LLC)
· Wage Reduction example
o Sole Proprietors pay 15.3% of all income to Feds for withholding
· Piercing the Corporate Veil
o Rare situation
o Tips on avoiding “piercing” the veil.
· Leases and contracts
· Naming your business
· Other insights
Trademarks and Copyrights
· What are the steps to getting a trademark registration?
· What is a Copyright? What Kinds of Works are protected?
· When Can I get away with NOT asking for Permission?
· What is a “Work Made for Hire”
· Employee Policies
· What can you do when you don’t like what is written about you.
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Date: Friday, July 23, 2010
Time: 8:45 am – 12:30 pm (Registration begins at 8:30 am)
Location: SCORE Chicago Main Office, Citicorp Center, Suite 1150, 500 W. Madison (at Canal) in downtown Chicago
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