Is Your Intellectual Property Protected?

Written by Susan Dunn, Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach

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Does that mean you should get one? Is a © of any use if it doesn’t allow you “remedies”? I refer clients to an attorney.

To get an official copyright, you can apply directly torepparttar US Copyright office - .

Here are a few ofrepparttar 109401 things they list as being copyright-able:

LITERARY WORKS ·Fiction and nonfiction ·Manuscripts ·Compilation of data ·Automated databases ·Dissertations, theses, reports, speeches ·Bound of looseleaf volumes ·Published or unpublished ·Pamphlets, brochures ·Online works

Apparently also included are website HTML code, source codes and website screen displays.

Registration becomes effective onrepparttar 109402 day they receive your application, andrepparttar 109403 official Certificate of Registration will come 4-5 months later (hold your tongue!)

There are also commercial sites you can register through. Here are three: · ·

Here is a resource which also explainsrepparttar 109404 process:

Do you knowrepparttar 109405 difference between a copyright and a trademark? You’ll find a good review here fromrepparttar 109406 AILPA: .

Also on their website you’ll find some educational materials, such as “How to Protect and Benefit from Your Ideas” - ( ).

Apparently you will also receive something to place on your website more imposing than a ©.

Check with your attorney for legal advice, please.

©Susan Dunn, MA, The EQ Coach™, . Coaching for individuals around emotional intelligence. Marketing for professionals on the Internet – . for free ezine.

10 Tips for Investing in Distressed or Foreclosed Properties

Written by Elaine VonCannon

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6. If you are going to sellrepparttar property after rehabilitating it, ask your REALTOR to research similar properties inrepparttar 109400 neighborhood to ascertain market price.

7. Keep copious records for tax deductions. Any expenses related torepparttar 109401 purchase, repair, or maintenance ofrepparttar 109402 property may qualify. Meticulous records are key to a profitable real estate venture.

8. The title you receive after purchasing a distressed or foreclosed property is a special warranty deed rather than a general warranty deed. Some buyers are alarmed by this, but there is no need to worry. The purchase of title insurance protectsrepparttar 109403 buyer. Each lender purchases insurance to protectrepparttar 109404 loan as well. Titling insurance should be obtained byrepparttar 109405 property purchaser. It is always offered byrepparttar 109406 closing agent. Consider using an attorney instead of a titling company as your closing agent. An attorney is only $50-75 more than a titling company. A real estate attorney can remedy any situation that may arise. Therefore, they are more efficient representatives on time sensitive foreclosure properties. 9. Foreclosure properties require special addendums and special contracts byrepparttar 109407 individual bank and HUD office (where applicable).

10. Foreclosure properties are potentiallyrepparttar 109408 most profitable, but requirerepparttar 109409 most attention to detail. A REALTOR experienced in foreclosure deals is highly desirable becauserepparttar 109410 paperwork must be in order to submit a proper bid, and timeliness is critical.

Elaine VonCannon is a REALTOR with RE/Max Capital in Williamsburg, Virginia, and she manages investment property as part of her business. Her husband Joe is a contractor who collaborates with her on rehabilitation of properties. She has helped numerous clients invest in and make money on property investments in Southeastern Virginia.

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