Avoid Four Common Seed Stage Pitfalls

For startups, raising money at the seed stage can be difficult, but this is probably when your business needs money the most. If your startup finds a venture capitalist (“VC”) or angel investor (“Angel”) willing to invest in your startup at the seed-stage, you should avoid these four common seed-stage pitfalls that can derail the deal. The Law Office of Elliott J. Brown can ensure that you remain in compliance with state, federal laws while you seek funding for your startup at the seed stage and beyond.

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What is Brand Genericide

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Your brand is valuable. Protecting your brand with a registered trademark is important to maximize your brand awareness and protecting consumers from inferior impostors. However, if you fail to enforce your trademark rights when they are violated, you risk losing your brand name to genericide. Protecting your brand from the beginning is essential.

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Do You Need To Use An NDA?

One of the most widely circulated documents in commerce today is the non-disclosure agreement (NDA). As former in-house counselors, our attorneys reviewed dozens of NDAs every week. As we work with more startups and small businesses, we notice extremely divergent views regarding the use of NDAs. Some companies love the idea of using an NDA, some find no use for it, while others are against it, entirely.

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