Nina Shope is a fiber artist who has created a collection of Frida Kahlo art dolls and embroideries that she sells in her Etsy shop, SnapDragonOriginals. Her Etsy shop received a takedown notice from FKC and she decided to fight back.
Selling gift cards in your shop can be a great way to boost sales, but be aware of these legal issues before you dive in.
Any business that sells products to consumers must consider the risks of products liability claims: lawsuits filed by people who allegedly are injured or suffer losses from defective or improperly performing products. Getting product liability insurance can protect you if a claim is filed. Here’s what you need to know.
Kiffanie Stahle is the legal eagle behind the artist’s J.D. She’s also a photographer, fellow creative business owner, and lawyer living in California. Kiff firmly believes that there can be ease in the legalese of running a creative business. And she is on a mission to provide creative business owners with the legal tools and resources they need to achieve their big goals.
Changing your business name means undertaking quite a bit of time, effort, and financial outlay to successfully rebrand your business, while also bringing along your current customers and followers.
Fans of Ruth Bader Ginsburg rejoiced at her return to the Supreme Court a few weeks ago. Copyright holders were, perhaps, less excited when they read Ginsburg’s decision in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.Com. Although the decision merely clarifies a procedural point relating to infringement litigation, makers who vigorously protect their IP rights are concerned about the delay the Court’s decision will add to the already time-consuming process of copyright litigation.
Whether you’re planning a traditional walk down the aisle or a quick dash to City Hall, getting married requires a certain amount of planning. Picking a honeymoon destination and getting a marriage license are probably on your to-do list—but is “business planning” on there, too?
Anne LaFollette shares her expertise licensing your work in the surface design industry. Anne covers five key steps before you sign your first contract.
Now is your chance to ask a lawyer all those legal questions that come up in your business! Kiffanie Stahle is the friendly legal eagle behind the artist’s J.D. She’s also a photographer, fellow creative business owner, and lawyer living in beautiful Northern California.
The big order comes in and it’s all hands on deck to get it processed and out the door. Photographing, packaging, and post office visits. If you have kids in the house there is a good chance you asked them to help, just to get the work done and maintain a level of sanity.
GDPR regulations are now an important part of the internet, no matter where you’re located. Use this checklist to go through your business and website to be sure you’re dealing with customer privacy properly.
Now is your chance to ask a lawyer all those legal questions that come up in your business! Nakia D. Hansen is a New York State-licensed attorney and digital strategist who currently serves as Of Counsel at Odegard Law, a boutique law firm in New York City.
There are many reasons for deciding to close a business. Here is a practical guide for shutting down your business without getting overwhelmed.
One of the best ways to preserve your profits is to select the most advantageous entity for your company to organize as.
Non-disclosure agreements are a valuable and important tool to protect your business information so it doesn’t fall into a competitor’s hands.
Join us for this Q&A session, with Kiffanie Stahle, a lawyer who specializes in craft businesses. Register in advance and submit your questions to Kiffanie.
There are basics to negotiating effectively. Expert Katie Lane shares techniques for being ready to negotiate when opportunity knocks!
Negotiating a business relationship or contract on your own can be incredibly intimidating, especially if negotiation doesn’t come naturally for you. It didn’t come naturally to Katie Lane when she first started work as an attorney. She had to learn how to negotiate including how to help herself when she felt uncomfortable or intimidated.
Katie shares her expert tips for getting comfortable in your role as a negotiator when you own a creative business.
Preparing an operating agreement is a wise step to take before entering into a business partnership. Here are some questions to ask as you start.