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Why Your Startup Needs an Attorney

When you start a new business the last thing you are thinking about is whether you need to hire an attorney. Usually a new business owner would not consider hiring an attorney until they are in desperate need for one. For most new business owners, hiring an attorney for your business happens too late and the new headaches and liabilities could have been avoided if they had some protection when they started their new business.

USPTO Announced Patent Fee Adjustment Starting Oct. 2

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) announced the setting or adjusting of patent fees for Fiscal Year 2020.

USPTO announces COVID-19 Prioritized Examination

The USPTO announced COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Program for certain trademark and service mark applications and it has opened a specialized COVID Resource Center for those businesses and individual looking for information regarding COVID-19 and the USPTO's...

WILLS – TEN REASONS WHY TO HAVE ONE

Having a will is one of the most valuable things you can do for yourself and your loved ones. Not only can a will legally protect your spouse, children, and assets, it can also explain precisely how you want things handled after you have passed on.

Don’t Forget About the Children – Privacy Policy

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) doesn’t apply to everyone operating a website or online service. COPPA applies to operators of websites and online services that collect personal information from kids under 13.

COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program is Here

For more information on the Paycheck Protection Program feel free to reach out to us at info@hpslawgroup.com

COVID-19: HPS Law Group Update

Many of you have been tracking the growing health concerns with COVID-19. The upcoming weeks are going to be tough and uncertain. As we step back and take a few minutes to look at our businesses during this Social Distancing, know that you are not alone and that we are here to help.

I’m Not Rich…Should I Really Do That?

I’ve heard it many times from clients and friends that they’re “not rich, so why would I need that?”
I guess many people might just watch too much TV. They assume (hope!) that just because they are not mega-millionaires, that they don’t need to worry about the same types of things that the ultra-rich have to worry about.

Common Startup Mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Do you have an idea that you believe in? It might be a passion project, or even a truly disruptive idea that can truly change the game, or maybe just level up your own game. The start of a startup is such an exciting time for any entrepreneur.  Make sure that you...

Trademarks – Hemp, Cannabis & the Farm Bill

Hemp Cannabis & the Farm Bill – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued Examination Guide 1-19: Examination of Marks for Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods and Services After Enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill. The guide provided companies with the guidance needed when filing a hemp related trademark.

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COVID-19: HPS Law Group Update

Many of you have been tracking the growing health concerns with COVID-19. The upcoming weeks are going to be tough and uncertain. As we step back and take a few minutes to look at our businesses during this Social Distancing, know that you are not alone and that we are here to help.

I’m Not Rich…Should I Really Do That?

I’ve heard it many times from clients and friends that they’re “not rich, so why would I need that?”
I guess many people might just watch too much TV. They assume (hope!) that just because they are not mega-millionaires, that they don’t need to worry about the same types of things that the ultra-rich have to worry about.

Common Startup Mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Do you have an idea that you believe in? It might be a passion project, or even a truly disruptive idea that can truly change the game, or maybe just level up your own game. The start of a startup is such an exciting time for any entrepreneur.  Make sure that you...

Trademarks – Hemp, Cannabis & the Farm Bill

Hemp Cannabis & the Farm Bill – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued Examination Guide 1-19: Examination of Marks for Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods and Services After Enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill. The guide provided companies with the guidance needed when filing a hemp related trademark.

Charlotte’s Web Holding Obtains Hemp Patent

Charlotte’s Web Holdings (CWBHF) has been awarded the first U.S. patent for a specific hemp cultivar. The patent was awarded on July 2, 2019 for “a new and distinct hemp cultivar designated as ‘CQ2A.'”

Copyright – A Derivative Work

Have you ever wondered how people use part of an existing story, or picture to create something new and not get sued by the original owner? Your "new" or "original" work build off an existing work is called a derivative work. Derivative WorkA derivative work is a work...

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