Legal Road Map®: copyright, trademark and business law info for creative entrepreneurs
By Autumn Witt Boyd | Lawyer for Creatives and Online Entrepreneurs
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||CleanLabor & employment chat with AWB Firm’s own Michelle Coakley (S2E37)||We’re talking labor and employment this week with our own Michelle Coakley! Join us as we discuss important employment law tips you need to know if you’re looking to grow your team. Listen and learn: Why ‘control’ is the keyword to think...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe importance of work-life balance and reading contracts (S2E36)||Jenny Shih of the Success Your Way podcast joins us in this episode to talk about the importance of knowing when it’s time to pivot your business and how crucial work-life balance is to online entrepreneurs. Listen and learn: When is the perfect...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking partnerships and collaborations successful (S2E35)||We’ve all probably heard a partnership or collaboration horror story or two. Join me in this week’s episode to learn ways to protect your partnership or collaboration from the start. Listen and learn: The four essentials to address before you...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommunity lessons from Phit-n-Phat’s Corinne Crabtree (S2E34)||In this week’s episode, Corinne Crabtree of Phit-N-Phat shares valuable insights from year 10 in business. Join us to hear about her experience in transitioning from a hobby to a thriving and quickly-growing business. Listen and learn: Why building..||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDigging deeper into licensing agreements (S2E33)||Giving someone permission to use your process, teaching method, or body of work can feel overwhelming. This week’s episode covers many of the important things to consider when you’re developing a licensing agreement. Listen and learn: A good...||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe ins and outs of a certification program (S2E32)||Join us this week when we talk with Anna Guest Jelley about her experience developing and growing a training and certification business. Listen and learn: Why working with an attorney from day 1 may not always be the best route for a certification...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe steps to take before you start a licensing program (S2E31)||Have you created phenomenal content or an amazing method, and now you want to give permission to someone else to use it? If you’re considering creating a licensing or certification program this week’s episode will walk you through the top things...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTara Gentile on the licensing path (S2E30)||Tara Gentile, author and the founder of CoCommercial, joins us this week to share how she pivoted her business model to help turn small business owners into tomorrow’s economic powerhouses. Listen and learn: The less common motivation behind...||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour rights when writing a book (S2E29)||If you’ve written a book or are in the process of writing a book, join me for this week’s episode where I discuss protecting the intellectual property in your book. You pour your heart and soul into the body of work you create. Protecting the...||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMary Beth Storjohann talks self-publishing (S2E28)||Mary Beth Storjohann, founder of Workable Wealth, shares her experience of doing business in a highly regulated industry and the challenges of self-publishing a book. Listen and learn: The one thing you should consider hiring out from the start when...||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe ins and outs of publishing a book (S2E27)||Publishing a book is a tricky process to navigate. Traditional publishing and self-publishing both bring their own set of unique challenges. This week’s episode lays the foundation for understanding the process of publishing a book as well as some...||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKathleen Shannon & Emily Thompson on Being Boss® in business (S2E26)||Being Boss® founders, Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson, share valuable insights about partnering with others in business and the ins and outs of publishing a book. Listen and learn: Why you should have Terms and Conditions on your website...||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat happens after the trademark registration (S2E25)||Filing a trademark registration application is no easy task. In this week’s episode, I’ll talk about what happens after you get your trademark registration, and how taking your trademark seriously can make others take you and your business more...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoss Mom Dana Malstaff on brand protection as business strategy (S2E24)||Original Boss Mom®, Dana Malstaff, shares how protecting her brand was not only an early, key business strategy but also now provides her with peace of mind to reach her big goals. Listen and learn: How a registered trademark protects the meaning...||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe downsides to registering a TM (and why I think you should do it anyway) LRM (S2E23)||Registering a trademark seems like a business no-brainer, but there are some potentially negative consequences that are important to consider before you take the plunge. Join me in this week’s episode where I discuss the downsides to registering a...||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbundant Mama Shawn Fink talks fear and creativity (LRM S2E22)||Shawn Fink, accidental entrepreneur and founder of Abundant Mama, talks through the desire to create and the fear of trying something new in this week’s episode. Listen and learn: The importance of finding your own story Why knowing your ideal...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe pitfalls of filing a trademark yourself and how a lawyer can help (LRM S2E21)||You can file a trademark yourself, but should you? Online platforms like LegalZoom may lead you to believe filing a trademark application is as easy as filling out a form, but in reality, it’s a complicated process can require a lot of guidance....||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStacy Tuschl on building empires with legal help (LRM S2E20)||Stacy Tuschl of She’s Building Her Empire talks about the benefits of working with a lawyer vs. an online platform when it comes to copyrights and trademarks. Listen and learn: Why putting things out there before they’re (or you’re) ready can...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes your business need to protect its intellectual property (LRM S2E19)||Is your business the type that needs to worry about intellectual property rights? This week I talk about why your business may or may not need to protect its copyrights and trademarks. Listen and learn: Which types of business are more likely...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatie Hunt on protecting work product when working with independent contractors (LRM S2E18)||In this week’s episode Katie Hunt of Tradeshow Bootcamp shares how she transitioned from side hustle to flourishing business, and how she knew it was time to level-up and start building a team. Listen and learn: How keeping your day job can...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s the first legal project you should work on with a lawyer? (LRM S2E17)||If you’ve never worked with a lawyer, where do you even begin? I usually suggest a custom contract to protect your main revenue stream: client services, group programs, digital products or online courses, event attendee, or wholesale terms. Listen...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKendrick Shope on why you’re working too hard to not have the right legal protections for your online business (LRM S2E16)||Kendrick Shope, best known for Sales School and Authentic Selling, got really honest with me in this week's case study interview. She talks about when she knew it was time to hire a lawyer to create a custom contract for her online sales...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWant to save money on legal, and earn more money in your business? Here’s how (LRM S2E15)||How can you save money with legal protections for your business? Listen and learn: Why outsourcing legal is critical when you are in the Integration Phase of building your business How outsourcing your legal needs will save you time that you can...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanREINA POMEROY on building her coaching business with a legal confidante (LRM S2E14)||Working with a lawyer has helped Life + Biz Success Coach® Reina Pomeroy feel secure, and make sure she’s focusing on the right legal priorities, as she’s building a fast-growing and successful business. Case Study Highlights: How Reina...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat does your business need legally as it grows? (LRM S2E13)||We’re back with Season 2! This season will teach you about the legal steps you need to take to be sure you reach your goals as you grow a profitable, sustainable business. We’re featuring case studies with high-achieving and ambitious...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHiring contractors and employees the right way, with Ashley Cox of sproutHR (LRM S1E12)||Business is booming and you’re ready to hire help -- make sure you do it the right way! When should you hire an independent contractor and when do you need to pay someone as an employee (and what’s the difference)? Plus contracts for workers, like..||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDealing with copycats who rip off your content or brand name (LRM S1E11)||As a creative business owner, at some point, you will probably find someone has copied your best stuff or started a business or product with a very similar name as yours. Learn how to respond when this happens to protect your business and brand....||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake more money for your business by licensing your content and brand (LRM S1E10)||How can you get paid for the intellectual property your business owns? Licensing might just unlock a hidden revenue stream. Learn about the basics of selling a license, or permission to use your copyrights, trademarks, or patents. (Be sure to listen...||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelp! I just got a cease and desist letter, what do I do? (LRM S1E9)||You got a letter saying you’ve infringed intellectual property rights in someone’s copyright, trademark, or patent. Now what? Learn what a “cease and desist” letter and “DMCA takedown notice” are, and some steps you might take on your own...||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCopyright and Trademark 201, using other people’s photos, videos, music, and more legally (LRM S1E8)||How can you use content created by other people like photos, videos, music, or text (third-party content) the right way in your business? Learn all about fair use and how to stay out of legal hot water with copyrights and trademarks. (Be sure to...||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCopyright 101, who owns what, plus the huge benefits of registering early (LRM S1E7)||Want to stop copycats in their tracks? Learn how copyright law automatically protects your creative content like your blog, photos, videos, and e-courses, and the huge benefit you can get by registering your copyrights ASAP. (Be sure to listen to...||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrademark 101, choose a good business or product name and registration explained (LRM S1E6)||How can you create the most value in your brand? Start by choosing a great company or product name, then check to make sure no one else is already using it. Plus learn why a federal trademark registration could help your business. (Be sure to listen...||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIP for your business, copyrights, trademarks, patents, and more (LRM S1E5)||Copyrights, trademarks, and patents, oh my! What intellectual property does your creative business own that’s worth protecting? This primer will help you identify what’s valuable in your business and how you can protect and make money with IP...||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo I need an LLC or corp. for my business? plus licenses, insurance, EIN, and taxes (LRM S1E4)||Do you need an LLC for your business? Maybe, maybe not. Learn why you might want to form an LLC or corporation, plus info about federal and state taxes, insurance, business licenses, EINs, bank accounts, and sales taxes. Episode highlights: Liability..||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll about contracts, the most important legal protection for creative and online businesses (LRM S1E2)||What contracts do you need for your creative business, and what should they say? Contracts are THE most important legal protection for your business. Learn about contracts with your clients or customers, vendors, partners or founders, joint venturers,..||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow legal can protect your business and make you more money (LRM S1E1)||Do you need to worry about legal protections for your business? In a word, YES! Find out why you can’t ignore the law, how taking care of legal issues early can save and even make you money, and how legal protections can let you be more creative....||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntro to the Legal Road Map podcast and lawyer Autumn Witt Boyd (LRM S1E0)||Don’t know where to start getting your creative business legally legit? Hosted by lawyer Autumn Witt Boyd, the Legal Road Map™ podcast gives creative entrepreneurs the answers to your copyright, trademark, and business legal questions. Learn how...||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Just what creative entreprenuers need!
Autumn's podcast breaks down the legal questions that so many creative entreprenuers, includeing myself, struggle with. From the very first episode she is digging into the details going over specifics. Episode 2 she tackles contracts! I can't wait to see whats up next.
Legit Legal Advice for Creatives
Legal matters can be intimidating. Whether they're keeping you from getting started or holding you back from taking your business to the next level – Autumn is your gal. Listen, I'm pretty much allergic to lawyer types but Autumn is relatable, discerning, and smart. She breaks legal issues concerning creatives in a way that is so easy to understand. No matter what stage you are at in your business you should be listening to this podcast!
Autumn's advice is invaluable!
This podcast is a 'must-listen' for any business owner, especially writers, bloggers, developers, designers, or anyone else with precious intellectual property that must be protected. She will be your new favorite!