When it comes to protecting your company, it is often complicated and hard to understand how to start the process. How should you incorporate? What about trademarks and service marks? Is your written work copyrighted? And how can you protect yourself from the liability of the company? These are all important questions to ask yourself and your team as you go through the process of setting up the legalities of your company. The question becomes, how can you find this information in an easy to read, easy to understand format?
Enter Legal Zoom
LegalZoom.com has been around for awhile now and is one of the fastest ways to start the process of protecting your assets. The great thing about Legal Zoom is that it breaks down and simplifies the different areas such as incorporating, trademarks, copyrights, etc. in an easy to understand way. While the company does clearly state that they are not a law firm, it at least gives you a place to start when researching.
I would recommend using Legal Zoom as a research tool to gain an understanding of the process. I would also suggest talking with a lawyer who specializes in incorporating and protecting brands and companies. If you feel that dealing with them is the way to go, great. If you feel that they can be an advisor to you, but you’d like to purchase through Legal Zoom, that is an option too. It may actually save your company money. Just make sure that you have a good lawyer on your team to advise you when you need it.
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