- Intellectual Property and Small Business
The following links and resources were reviewed before
being included, to offer the best resources available. However, Trademark Partners does not officially endorse any
site or provider, and recommends that each client perform her
own full inquiry before selecting a provider or making a
Intellectual Property (IP)
Intellectual Property News
- Daily News from Trusted Legal Source
- Chilling Effects
Clearinghouse - Monitoring the Legal Climate for Small
Property Law Server - Comprehensive source of news and
information about Intellectual Property issues. Includes
articles and discussion forums. See their
Trademark Discussion Forum.
- United States Patent and
The Lanham Act (Primary US Trademark Law) with comments by
attorney Jay M. Tyndall.
Trademark Page on MegaLaw.com
- The Trademark
Blog - Web commentary on trademarks from the law offices
of Schwimmer and Assoc.
- IP Watchdog - IP
Law, News and Commentary
Names and Naming
- Jim Wegryn's
of Names - See his humorous words page also.
- WordLab - Free
resource for business naming projects.
- Ask The Inventors!
- Two successful
independent inventors share their expertise.
- United Inventors
Association - Legitimate non-profit set up in 1990 to
network local inventors groups and provide referrals to
reputable inventor services companies.
- National Inventor
Fraud Center, Inc - Helps inventors recover money from
scam promotion firms, and gives referrals to reputable
support groups and services. A service created by attorney
- Inventor Resources
- A Non-Profit that Offers Creative Works with Flexible
Small Business Resources
SmallBusinessSchool.org - Small Business TV Show on
PBS now available online. Includes in-depth online
learning program and interactive business development
tools. Great resource and source of motivation!
- Free 12-Part Small Business Course Online
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) -
Startup Articles & Links c/o Entrepreneur Magazine
Business - Great practical advice and discussion forum
to help avoid business opportunity scams, and learn how to
succeed in a small business from the ground up.
Business Owners Ideas Cafe
- Small Business and Home Business Ideas
- Entrepreneur® Magazine
Online - Excellent articles and resources.
Your Website User-Friendly for Different Systems
- Free Invisible
Hit Counter with Advanced Features
- Round the Bend
Wizards - Great source for quality Front Page
website templates, and free education on how to set them
- Form Mail -
Third-Party website form processor - just select the
forms and they give you the code to insert. Great for
creating an "email us" form to prevent email
harvesting for spam.
- PDPhoto.com -
Royalty Free, Public domain and Stock Photos.
- Great Idea!
CreativeCommons.org - Non-profit source of creative
works available under a public use license for the
common good. Includes photos, audio, video.
- Another Great Idea!
"The global home for grassroots media. Free storage and
free bandwidth for your videos, audio files, photos,
text or software. Forever. No catches."
- Font Foundry
- Free and Shareware Fonts
- Free Fonts -
Goldenweb.IT - Website in Italy hosts over 20,000
- High quality photos for commercial projects at bargain
prices, $1 - $3 per photo.
Shopping Cart for Your Company Website - Accept Credit Cards
and Checks, and Add Powerful Customer Management and
Marketing Tools! This is the one we use. A more robust,
respected and client-friendly option than Paypal for
payment processing. Also includes great contact
management and automated email features useful for
opt-in email newsletters, e-mail training courses,
delivery of e-books, and even an affiliate program
processed through secure payment gateway Authorize.net.
- Low-cost Payment Processing - Paypal remains one of
the most affordable payment processors, although some
have complained about their dispute resolution
procedures. But it's a place to start for many small
Writing a Marketing Plan from About.com
Sample Marketing Plan from About.com
- Duct Tape
Marketing - John Jantsch is a constant source of
valuable marketing ideas. Skip to his archived
What is an eBook?
- How to
Create an eBook for Promotion and Sales
One Example of an eBook Distributor/Catalog
Tips for Successful eBook Sales - from Judy Cullins
MSWord Templates and Design Services
an Email Newsletter ("eZine")
- pdfFactory -
Affordable alternative to Acrobat for creating .pdf
files (for eBooks, etc.)
- Writing Articles
Articles that Sell - eBook and free articles on this
Business Plans and Planning
Business Business Plan Guide and Templates, including
other business spreadsheets courtesy of JaxWorks™ Small
Business Spreadsheet Factory.
Sustainable / Visionary Business Practices
The Ten Percent Solution and Visionary
Business - Inspiring books about new model for
- Coop America
- Using Your Consumer Dollars for Positive Change
InBusiness Magazine - Magazine for Sustainable
Enterprises & Communities
Alternatives for Healing - Updated holistic
practitioner and resources directory.
- Directory of businesses that give profits to charity.
Holistic PR -
Andrea Adler's website for holistic marketing and PR.
Local Businesses in Frederick, MD
Graphics & Computers, Etc. - A Virtual Office
Solutions service providing Administrative, Word
Processing, Desktop Publishing, Web Site Design, Layout
Organizers 'R Us - Home Organizational Services to
help those in need of reclaiming their home and lives
from clutter and mess.
- Source for Local and National Discounts and Free Offers.
- The Common Market
- Local Natural Foods Market and Purchasing Cooperative
- Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts
- Great Old-Fashioned and Educational Toys. They Also Donate 10% of Profits to
Life Insurance Consumer Protection - Excellent site on
life insurance by attorney Bill Baker.
Creativity and Family Fun
Lolo Company Board Games
Sites Linking to Trademark Partners:
Spiritual & Humanitarian Directory