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Use It or Lose It – How Trademarks Affect Your Website and Business

Use It or Lose It – How Trademarks Affect Your Website and Business

You see them everywhere: the little ™ and ® symbols on brand names, logos, and taglines. Do you really know what they mean?

As a business owner, you should. Trademark law can be your friend—and can also get you in trouble. Here’s a primer on what trademarks are, how to use them on your website, and how to stay out of trouble. As usual, none of this constitutes legal advice; consult an intellectual property attorney for specific legal questions.

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Election Season Is Open – Website Considerations

Election Season Is Open – Website Considerations

Here in the U.S., the quadrennial presidential election cycle seems to start earlier and earlier…to the point where it seems that no sooner is one sworn in than politicians start announcing that they are going to be the next one. But the real election season kicks off in February preceding the general election, when the first state primaries and caucuses are held.

Which makes this a good time to talk about political campaigns and your website. If you have no idea who any of the candidates are and want nothing to do with them, you’re probably all set. But if you have the urge to show your support on your site, you could be wading into the murky and somewhat counterintuitive world of campaign finance regulations.

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There Is No I in Web Development Team

There Is No I in Web Development Team

Who’s on your roster? No, we’re not talking fantasy football here. We’re talking about your web development team.

Perhaps your team is one person who does everything. Although this can work well for simpler web projects, more complex sites typically require more skills than any one person has, and the work is allocated to different specialists.

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The Internet of Things: 5 Trends to Watch in 2016

The Internet of Things: 5 Trends to Watch in 2016

It’s impossible to predict the future. New trends are constantly developing, fads come and go, and what’s in vogue one day may be irrelevant the next.

Fortunately, the Internet gives us nearly unlimited access to the collective minds of the world, and with it, insight into what trends will likely take hold as the New Year unfurls its banner. In the interest of preparing ourselves, let’s review 5 trends of website development and security and how they’ll look in the coming year.

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The Ugly Truth about Charging for Site Content

The Ugly Truth about Charging for Site Content

Do you have valuable content on your website?

Well, of course you think your website content is valuable: You worked hard and/or paid a good chunk of change to get it there. But here, the definition of “valuable content” is “something your site visitors would pay for.”

Still think you have valuable content? Want to cash in?

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