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So You Want To Start A Side Hustle? Read This First!
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By Johanna Hyman johanna@jayaramlaw.com As a working mom I am keenly aware of the infamous “side hustle.” I have friends and colleagues with full time jobs that have another job on the side: everything from selling beauty products, sneakers, diet products, and clothes. While I applaud our clients that find time in their busy days to earn some extra dinero…

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Why You Should Register Your Copyright Immediately Upon Creation
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By Johanna Hyman johanna@jayaramlaw.com   Since copyright protection is automatic from the moment you create your work, registration is not required. However, it is common knowledge that a copyright holder cannot bring an infringement action under the Copyright Act without first having filed an application or obtaining a registration.[1] A lesser-known fact is that if you fail to register your…

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Why You Need An Attorney To Buy A Home In Illinois
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By Johanna Hyman johanna@jayaramlaw.com   Buying a home is likely the single biggest purchase you will make in your life. It is an exciting moment, but it can also be stressful, complex and overwhelming even for the savviest consumers. At Jayaram Law, we can work with you, your realtor and your mortgage broker to make this process as smooth as…

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Hashtags and FTC Endorsement Guidelines
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By Johanna Hyman johanna@jayaramlaw.com   You’ve seen it a million times. #sponsored #ad #partner. What does it mean and why do your favorite celebrities and other influencers muddy up their social media posts with these seemingly silly hashtags? Because they are required to so by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC’s Endorsement Guides provide that if there is a “material connection”…

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Top 5 Things to Consider Before Filing a Lawsuit
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By Johanna Hyman johanna@jayaramlaw.com         Do you have enough evidentiary support to file a claim? Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 provides that a district court may sanction attorneys or parties who submit pleadings for an improper purpose or that contain frivolous arguments or arguments that have no evidentiary support. Before filing any claim you must consider…

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Jayaram Law’s Subscription Based Fee Model For Startups
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By Johanna Hyman johanna@jayaramlaw.com It’s been about 10 years since law firms, like most everybody else, were forced to adjust to the new economy. The traditional hourly-rate model grew to become unsustainable, and unconventional pricing structures and new fee quickly gained popularity with entrepreneurs and other sophisticated purchasers of legal services. From the bootstrapped founder answering to a Board of Directors to a scaling software platform facing unpredictable trademark litigation over its…

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