Do You Own Your Web Site Design?

Written by Richard A. Chapo

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A contribution to a collective work, A part of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, A translation, A supplementary work, A compilation, An instructional text, A test, Answer material for a test, or An atlas. It is my opinion thatrepparttar design of a web site does not fall into any ofrepparttar 119281 above categories. As a result, you do not ownrepparttar 119282 copyright torepparttar 119283 design and can do nothing aboutrepparttar 119284 fact that a competitor is usingrepparttar 119285 design. Obviously, this is notrepparttar 119286 answer that most site owners want to hear. So, what can you do to protect your business?

When you hire an outside party to design, alter, amend or improve your site, you must have them sign a written contract. The contract must include a clause clearly establishing thatrepparttar 119287 copyright torepparttar 119288 material produced is vested with you, notrepparttar 119289 designer. You should then filerepparttar 119290 contract with your important documents as some designers "forget" that they assignedrepparttar 119291 copyright to you. Presenting a copy ofrepparttar 119292 contract and noting that it allows forrepparttar 119293 recovery of attorney's fees usually solvesrepparttar 119294 problem.

The issue of copyright ownership of a web site or aspect of a site pops up often. Finding your design being used on another domain is bad enough, but it can get worse. If you sell your business,repparttar 119295 attorney forrepparttar 119296 party purchasing your business will always ask aboutrepparttar 119297 copyright ofrepparttar 119298 site as part ofrepparttar 119299 due diligence process. More than a few business deals have fallen apart whenrepparttar 119300 lack of copyright ownership is discovered. Obtaining copyright atrepparttar 119301 outset of your business effort will avoid serious problems inrepparttar 119302 future.

Richard A. Chapo, Esq., is an attorney with and can be contacted at This article is for general education purposes and does not address every facet of the subject matter. Nothing in this article creates an attorney-client relationship.

How to Start a Bankruptcy Forms Processing Service

Written by Victoria Ring

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7. Afterrepparttar attorney has approved or made changes torepparttar 119280 bankruptcy petition, he or she will email it back torepparttar 119281 forms processor. The forms processor will makerepparttar 119282 changes and prepare a final bankruptcy petition ready for electronic filing. The forms processor emailsrepparttar 119283 corrected petition torepparttar 119284 attorney for final approval.

8. Upon approval byrepparttar 119285 attorney,repparttar 119286 forms processor will electronically filerepparttar 119287 bankruptcy petition withrepparttar 119288 bankruptcy court inrepparttar 119289 state whererepparttar 119290 attorney practices law.

Victoria Ring wasrepparttar 119291 first paralegal to start a successful bankruptcy forms processing business onrepparttar 119292 internet for attorneys nationwide. In her new book, How to Start a Bankruptcy Forms Processing Service, she not only provides step-by-step details for doingrepparttar 119293 job properly but also provides insight into marketing and building your business. You will learn step-by-step how to draft every schedule and form within a standard bankruptcy petition. You will be introduced to hundreds of tips and techniquesrepparttar 119294 author used to save time and money that will make you a better asset for your attorney clients.

Additionally, How to Start a Bankruptcy Forms Processing Service will provide you with step-by-step details for drafting a standard Chapter 13 plan. Some attorneys actually purchase this book simply for this information alone. This knowledge is in high-demand and once you learn it, your income potential as a forms process will skyrocket.

Unlike an attorney or notary public, a forms processor does not have jurisdictional limits. In other words, a forms processor could live in Yellow Springs, Ohio and prepare bankruptcy petitions, pleadings, motions and other court documents for attorneys practicing in California, New York or any other U.S. state.

Finally, How to Start a Bankruptcy Forms Processing Service also provides detailed steps of howrepparttar 119295 author built her company, The Lawyer Assistant. Sample advertisements and marketing tools are provided as well as a FREE BONUS set of Client Intake Forms. These arerepparttar 119296 forms you need to provide to attorneys forrepparttar 119297 clients to fill out.

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