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How has compliance with UK’s anti-corruption law(s) changed pre and post Brexit?

What did the state of anti corruption policy look like ten years ago? How has that changed? What changes will Brexit bring? Once the smoke clears and the rhetoric dies away, how will money move? What will the ten year legal outlook be for people doing shady business in shady corners of the globe? Do […]

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Advisory Board Agreement

  What does a board member agreement look like? What are the nuts and bolts? What are the negotiable terms? What are important features or considerations to take into account when entering this type of agreement? Are board members independent contractors? Do we need to cover expenses? Does the board member need to be indemnified?  […]

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Lots of new businesses – lots of new ideas!

What does ‘intellectual property right’ mean, and what categories of rights are there? IP rights are intangible, in that they aren’t real property you can touch.  Another way of thinking of this is they are rights that are created by the work of the human imagination and intelligence. The most common categories are copyrights, trademarks, […]

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“Does this count as fair use?”

One of the more loaded intellectual property questions you can ask an attorney. What facts need to be present to establish fair use as a defense? Nobody knows. New creations are, by definition, without limit. But, over time the USPTO has developed a set of rules, policies, procedures, customs, and human relationships which make the […]

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How exactly do you build business credit?

It does not happen automatically. Unlike with personal credit scores, when you start a new business you won’t automatically have a “fresh start” with business credit. There are a few simple steps that you can take in the very beginning that will immediately and definitely improve your odds of obtaining more favorable business credit later […]

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Does your “foreign” business need to register or get licensed in Washington State?

Does your “foreign” business need to register or get licensed in Washington State? We often get questions from out of Washington State for businesses trying to plan and make decisions around moving their businesses into or out of Washington State.  Some examples: You have a company registered and operating in Colorado, but are doing a […]

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Working with entrepreneurs…

Starting a company…… A unique feature of working with entrepreneurs is that they tend to already know the answers to the questions they are asking. (They always do their homework.)  More often than not, they are coming to you to double check their own understanding or “reconcile” conflicting advice they had received or read online. […]

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Small business guide

Photo by Helena Lopes This is a super useful resource for starting a business in Washington State small_business_guide Have a question about starting your business?

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It’s Miller Time!

Welcome Todd M. Miller to Wheat Legal PLLC! A truism about getting out of the military is that it’s a culture shock when you no longer have the bright shiny insignia on people’s uniforms to tell you who’s important and who isn’t.  But, for those who are really tuned in to the details, the little […]

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Articles of Incorporation Recipe for Washington Corporations

What do you need to know in order to spin-up a Washington State based corporation? Name of the corporation Authorization from appropriate persons to create the corporation Capitalization Table Number of issued shares Number of authorized shares Series rounds and other notes, options, etc. Board of Directors Headings: Liquidation Rights, Common Stock, Preferred Stock, Authorized […]