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What licensing, regulatory, intellectual property rights and tax requirements does your family business need to consider? This page contains in-depth information regarding these matters.

PDFLicensing, Regulatory, and Tax Requirements for Indiana Businesses: A Checklist Guide for New Businesses

Christy L. Lusk and Maria I. Marshall

Keywords: license, regulations, tax, agency directory

This checklist helps you identify all of the regulatory requirements for a new business. It is intended to make the administrative components of beginning a business in Indiana as simple as possible. The checklist is broken down into different sections to be better suitable for different specialties, including general regulatory information for all businesses, businesses with employees, businesses with environmental concerns, businesses at wholesale level, businesses at retail level and businesses with animal products. Additionally, this guide includes state- and county-level agency directories, a portion of Indiana Code detailing business structure registration requirements, and an index of additional requirements for specific occupational businesses.

PDFIntellectual Property: Obtaining Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

Cole Ehmke and Jeffrey Williams

Keywords: intellectual property, assets, patent, trademarks, copyright

This article aims to provide entrepreneurs with intellectual property (IP) assets information about three basic types of protectable IP assets and instructions in protection of those assets. Readers will be able to determine if an invention is patentable and also be able to begin IP protection process.

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