This year I got an attorney. Not because I wanted one, but because I needed one to protect my identity as a blogger. Earlier this year a fashion website started under the same name as my blog and it was beyond my realm of skill to deal with this issue. Honestly, when I started blogging I hadn't thought getting an attorney would ever be necessary to get an attorney, but now, it seems like it's a smart thing to do for bloggers. Why is it important to familiarize yourself with the law? Do you need an attorney for your blog business?
- Trademarks when to get one difference between trade mark and copyright
- When to register your business
- When to get an attorney
- How to protect your intellectual property
- Terms of Service issues like with the Twitpic user uploaded content scandal
- FTC guidelines questions
- Help shed some light on what Fair Use is.
Quinn has been amazing to work with over the last six months helping with the trademark issue I faced earlier this year as well as helping understand how contracts work. It'll be a good time to get your questions in as we'll be talking the full hour. Submit your questions via twitter using the hashtag #IFBchat or leave a comment here to get your questions answered!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Bloggers and The Law: Q&A with Quinn Heraty
Wednesday, June 8th
Quinn Heraty, of Heraty Law PLLC, is an attorney who focuses her legal practice on advising businesses in the entertainment, design, media, and fashion industries. She deals with trademark, copyright, licensing, and other intellectual property matters, as well as forming, merging, selling, and dissolving business entities. Since 2002, Quinn has worked with hundreds of small businesses, from DIYers to international organizations, to help them negotiate each stage of the business lifecycle. She is admitted to practice in New York and California and occasionally does pro bono work with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Online Media Legal Network (OMLN). http://heratylaw.com and @heratylaw