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What is Equity?
Equity can mean a variety of things, but it generally means how much of something you own after you have paid off any money that you owe to others (debt). In accounting terms, equity is represented with the equation:
Equity = Assets - Liabilities
However, in the startup world, equity usually refers to two specific things:
Venture Capital Financing – giving a company a piece of your company in exchange for getting money from them today.
Equity compensation – to get better workers, a startup may offer st
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What Is Trade Dress Registration?
A trade dress registration protects the designm symbol, or trademark associated with a brand. The Trademark Act 15 U.S.C. §1052 regulates trade dress, which originally referred to the product's dressing and later expanded to include product design and packaging. A trade dress application must include designs and drawings, the associated services or goods, and a description.
A product qualifies for this registration based on the distinctiveness and functionality of its trade dress. Before accepting a trade dress application, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) must see a clear "acquired distinctiveness" to protect the trademark.
A trade dress is a co
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Indemnification: What is it?
Indemnification means one party agrees to pay losses incurred by another to a third party.
For example, if you were a business owner selling Widget XYZ as an original design to a retailer, and your contract with the retailer contains an indemnity clause, you, rather than the retailer, would be responsible to pay the retailer’s legal costs and expenses if the retailer is sued by a third party who claims Widget XYZ is a copy of their product.
In most cases, the requirement to indemnify must be contained in a written contract between the parties. However, in some states parties may be required to pay for the losses of another in certain limited circumstances.
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Corporations are the basic and traditional business entity in this and many other countries. Unless a corporation can qualify for what is called ‘pass through’ treatment by electing to be taxed under a part of the Internal Revenue Code called Subchapter S , a corporation is taxed similarly to the way an individual is taxed. Being subject to the default tax treatment is what makes a corporation a “C Corp;” being able to qualify for pass-through treatment, and actually making an election to do so, makes a corporation an “S Corp.” They are the same type of business entity, taxed differently, and a corporation may be both a C Corp and an S Corp at different times in its existence.
C Corporations pay tax on their net income, just like individuals do. So all revenues are reported each year to the IRS on Form 1120, as are all allowable deductions for business expenses, which may include compensation to employees, payments to
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What Are Class A Shares?
Class A shares are common or preferred stocks that offer special benefits to owners. Class A shares are the best class of stock. Upper- level management, executives, owners, and founders of the company usually hold this kind of stock. It offers the highest level of voting rights, too.
Why Do Class A Shares Matter?
Classes of stock often have ownership restrictions. They also might have different purposes. For instance, some stock classes are for investment purposes. Some sell at different prices, and some pay different dividends.
Class A shares offer the most benefits. Still, any good company's stock classes shouldn't matter to investors. All the stocks have some value, just not the same benefits. The stock class doesn't affect the average investor's profit share. That's still determined by the company