Top Five Legal Tips for New Business Owners

Set Up an Entity. Personal liability protection is one reason why it is important to form a business entity. If this structure of your business does not protect you personally from lawsuits, then you might be personally liable if you are sued or default on a loan. You might lose your home or your car. Forming a business entity may also give you more credibility and give your business a tax advantage. Act Like an Entity. Registering your business as an LLC or Corp gives you liability protection that a sole proprietorship does not. However, merely filing the Articles of Continue Reading

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RSVP for July Seminar at Saper Law: Trademarks and Copyrights 101

By popular demand, Saper Law is once again hosting a seminar on Trademarks and Copyrights.  If you recently created a new business entity and have yet to register your trademarks and copyrights, this seminar is important for you to attend.  If your company is more established, this seminar will teach you how to maintain, protect, and enforce your existing trademark portfolio. During the July 26 lunch time seminar, Daliah Saper, Principal Attorney at Saper Law, will answer the following questions: What is a Copyright? What is a Trademark? How do Trademarks and Copyrights compare to Trade Secrets and Patents? What is involved with Continue Reading

Daliah Saper Leads a WiSTEM Learning Lab Session at 1871 Chicago

Daliah Saper led a morning Learning Lab Session focused on "Negotiations for the Female Tech Entrepreneur" for WiSTEM program participants on Thursday, June 2nd.  WiSTEM @ 1871 Chicago is a cutting-edge, 16-week program, designed to foster opportunities for women in technology and connect program participants to capital, community and technology resources.

Daliah Saper to Speak at the 2nd Annual Lake FX Summit + Expo, May 13-15, 2016

Immerse yourself in the 2nd annual Lake FX Summit + Expo, May 13-15, 2016—the Midwest’s largest FREE convening of artists and creative entrepreneurs. Join national leaders in the arts and creative industries for conversations, panels and workshops. Daliah Saper will be the featured speaker during the Law 101 for the Creative Entreprenuer panel on Friday, May 13th from 10:30–11:30am.  This session will address the bewildering array of legal questions and case examples of common legal problems creative entrepreneurs are regularly confronted by. The Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.) is the Lake FX hub. It’s FREE! For details, visit Continue Reading

Daliah Saper to Present at the 2016 Lake FX Summit + Expo

  Daliah Saper will present on the “Law 101 for the Creative Entrepreneur” panel at the 2016 Lake FX Summit + Expo.  Lake FX is the region’s largest FREE conference for artists, creative professionals and entrepreneurs, with topic tracks related to the music, film, fashion, culinary and multi-disciplinary arts industries taking place on May 13-15, 2016.   

Saper Law Announces Its New Relationship With IBM Global Entrepreneur

Saper Law is excited to announce its new relationship with IBM Global Entrepreneur! IBM GE partners with organizations that can help IBM GE Members with overall market strategy and day-to-day business needs.  Saper Law will offer its intellectual property, entertainment, media and business law services to IBM GE Members.

Can I Press Play Or Must I Pay?: Music Licensing Requirements for Businesses

Saper Law often fields calls from businesses owners who have received copyright infringement notices, or worse, have been served with a copyright infringement lawsuit for not acquiring the proper copyright licenses to play music in their venues. If you are a venue that has received this type of notice, or if you are a new business owner and are concerned about copyright issues, you may want to watch this video from the August Seminar at Saper Law which was held in conjunction with BMI and the Illinois Restaurant Association: The Saper Law seminar discussed different ways that a business can avoid copyright infringement, Continue Reading

Daliah Saper Serves as a Certified Market Expert for Business.com

Daliah Saper has been accepted into Business.com's Market Expert Program as a legal contributor.  The Market Expert Program is an elite group of industry experts that regularly contribute their valuable knowledge and insight to Business.com's audience of 30M+ entrepreneurs and executives which rely on Business.com to acquire knowledge, products, and services they need to run their businesses. Stay tuned for links to articles written with you and your business in mind!

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