Frequently Asked Questions

A. General business and corporate matters

I am starting my own business. What business form should I use?

Am I subject to U.S. Export Controls?

B. Intellectual property matters

What is intellectual property?

How do I select a trademark?

How do I protect my mark?

What is copyright and what do I need to do to get it?

What is a Trade Secret under California law?

What are patents?

C. Web 2.0 / Internet matters

I'm running web based business. What privacy issues should I be concerned about?

What are some common legal mistakes many Web 2.0 start-ups make?

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