If you own a small business, chances are that you (or your business) will be sued at some point. In fact, the longer your business is open, the more likely it is that you will be involved in litigation of some type.
Congratulations, you purchased a home and the land that it sits on. It's yours to do whatever you'd like with, right? Not so fast. Land use and zoning laws could limit your options.
A big part of running a successful small business is setting your business apart from the competition. One effective way of doing this is by using a trademark. Simply stated, a trademark is a brand name. It could be a logo, slogan, word or symbol. It could even be lyrics to a song or a scent.