Your Crafts Business: A Legal Guide with Cd-Rom

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U.S. craftwork is $13 billion industry and crafts artisans now average $76,000 in annual sales. As the crafts business has increased, so have the legal and business problems. Fortunately, you now have a guide to help wind your way through the maze of legal and business rules.

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Overview

U.S. craftwork is $13 billion industry and crafts artisans now average $76,000 in annual sales. As the crafts business has increased, so have the legal and business problems. Fortunately, you now have a guide to help wind your way through the maze of legal and business rules.

Your Crafts Business covers everything from intellectual-property rights to dealing with business taxes. Learn all about:

  • contracts, consignments, sales, shows and collections
  • business basics
  • copyrights, design patents and trademarks
  • preventing infringement and tracking down infringers
  • licensing principles and agreements
  • hiring and firing employees, contractors and sales reps
  • lawyers, lawsuits and liability
  • getting your crafts business on the Web
  • and more

Your Crafts Business clearly explains legal principles that protect a crafts business and help it grow. It also provides practical advice on how to deal with day-to-day problems-such as dealing with delinquent payments. The book provides over a dozen tear-out contracts and other legal forms, plus step-by-step instructions to fill them out.


About the Author

Rich Stim is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law where he studied intellectual property law. He practices law in San Francisco, specializing in intellectual property and licensing and is an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business, License Your Invention and Getting Permission: How to License and Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off (all published by Nolo); as well as Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights (West).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873378383
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST Book & CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Business Forms: What's Right for Your Crafts Business
2. Your Workspace
3. Selling: Consignments, Sales, Shows and Collections
4. Go Live: Taking Your Business Online
5. Employees and Independent Contractors
6. Trademark and Trade Dress
7. Design Patents
8. Copyright
9. Licensing
10. Sales Representative Agreement
11. Lawyers, Lawsuits, and Liability
12. Taxes
Appendixes
  • A. How to Use the CD-ROM
  • B. Tear-Out Forms
Index
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