Some people believe that good fences make good neighbors. It's a proverb that dates back to the mid-17th century. Robert Frost used it as a refrain in his poem, "Mending Fences," though Frost appears to have meant the opposite -- that boundaries are actually what alienate us. Nevertheless, when a boundary, such as a neighbor's fence, falls on the wrong side of the property line, it's one of the primary real estate issues that homeowners encounter across the country, including here in Tennessee.
Starting a business involves making a number of important decisions. Front-facing choices like a name, logo and marketing strategy may seem like foundational decisions, but the first decision should determine the overall structure of your business. Whether you're considering sole proprietorship or a type of corporation, it's important your business structure fits with the needs and goals of the new venture
Competing in today's market requires Tennessee companies to exploit what make them unique. This is often done through branding, which includes using unique words, images and designs. The hope is that consumers and clients will begin to recognize the company by its brand, but that only happens if it remains unique. In order to do this, it would be beneficial to protect this piece of intellectual property, which is called a trademark.