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A plain-English guide to intellectual property law. Whether you are in the world of business or creative arts, you need to understand the laws that govern your work. But given the convoluted terminology that surrounds patents, copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights, this isn’t easy. Enter, Patent, Copyright & Trademark, which explains: what legal rights apply to your work the scope of copyright protection an... more...

Many legal experts argue that copyright law is dying, that artists and entertainers need a new approach to intellectual property protection. Patenting Art & Entertainment provides an answer. This book shows that patent law can protect the methods and processes used to create art and entertainment -- as well as the design and appearance of products. Included are examples in the fields of painting. graphic art, music, architecture, film, furniture... more...

The most concise and comprehensive explanations of intellectual property law available! Whether you're an Edison, Faulkner or Jobs, you need Patent, Copyright & Trademark. Intellectual property law has rapidly produced its own language. But don't count on understanding it right off the bat -- the language baffles lawyers and lay folk alike. Whether you're an inventor, designer, writer or programmer, you need to understand the language of... more...

Turn your hobby into a profitable business and enjoy a second income. In a troubled economy, you've discovered that a single source of income just isn't enough. But how do you start and manage your new venture -- and make a profit to boot? From crafting to home repair to website design and more, if you've ever wanted to turn your hobby into a business and watch your passion generate cash, Running a Side Business is the book for... more...

Turn your commute into a small business seminar! Now offered in audio format, Nolo's Crash Course in Small Business Basics gives listeners the information they need to get a business launched quickly and running smoothly. The five-disc collection (60 minutes per disc) is broken into bite-size, easily-accessible segments that feature multiple vocal treatments and short instrumental breaks. The collection covers the entire business spectrum: CD 1... more...


A clear and simple guide to the entire patent process. Do you toil away in an office, garage or basement lab in the hopes of bringing a new widget to life? What will you do when it's alive and kicking? Here's the primer every first-time inventor needs. Packed with detailed information and concise explanations, Nolo's Patents for Beginners defines what a patent is and what it can do for you. Step by step, it explains how to use basic patent principles,... more...

Whether creating a web site, an anthology, or materials for a class, artists and educators of every stripe need to copyright. People who plan to use any copyrighted material for their own purposes need to get permission first from the owners of that work. If they don’t, they could find themselves face to face with a lawsuit. Getting Permission, written by intellectual property expert Attorney Rich Stim, tackles the permissions process head on,... more...

Have the drive, but need the "know how" to start and run a business? This book is for you! Named a "Top 10 Career Book of 2005" by Joyce Lain Kennedy, syndicated careers columnist. If your pastime and passion has started bringing in money, you may be wondering, "Am I in business -- and if so, how do I run it?". Feeling nervous? Don't! Thousands of people who knew absolutely nothing about business are now reaping the benefits of their hard work -- and... more...

Take the first step to protecting your invention! Ready to stamp "patent pending" on your invention? Then you need to file a provisional patent application (PPA), an inexpensive way to claim your hard work. With a PPA, you'll have time to figure out whether you can make a profit from your creation before you invest more time and money. With Patent Pending in 24 Hours, you have all the forms and information you need to get the job done! Find out how to... more...

A great retirement isn’t just about having your financial situation in order.This book advises you on how to estimate real retirement needs and create a workable savings and investment plan. Even more importantly, it advises you to make personal preparations for life after work.