Email Regulations and CAN-SPAM: The BizzyWebinar Recap

  Not sure what “CAN-SPAM” means?  The “CAN-SPAM” Act stands for the “Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing” Act which is codified in 15 U.S.C.A. §§7701-7713.  Do you know whether it applies to you? Have you been told you should try email marketing for your business, but you’re not sure which rules you […]

How to Treat Your Customers’ Service Animals

  The mistreatment of service dogs and their owners has been in the news a lot lately.  Starbucks has felt the brunt of the negative publicity, after its Rochester, New York store denied entry to a woman and her service dog only a few months after a disabled veteran was denied entry to another store […]

Artwork Created by Animals Is Not Copyright Eligible

  The U.S. Copyright Office has publicly announced that it will not grant copyright protection to artwork created by animals. This issue gained attention recently, when photographer David Slater fought the Wikimedia Foundation regarding rights to photographs taken by monkeys on his camera.  In 2011, Mr. Slater traveled to Indonesia.  After coming upon some monkeys […]

Website Terms and Conditions: Today’s BizzyWebinar Recap

  Did you miss today’s live broadcast of Attorney Erin Schulte Swanson’s presentation “Website Terms and Conditions,” which was hosted by BizzyWeb as part of its weekly BizzyWebinar series?  Stream the recap below for information on: When you need to have Terms & Conditions for your company’s website; Key issues to address in the site’s […]

January Reflections: New and Improved in 2014

  Happy New Year!         2013 brought many good things both for me personally and for ES Swanson Law.  I have continued my memberships in the Referral Partners Chapter of BNI and the Business Resource Group, and have made a number of good connections with generous, hard-working and qualified people.  I have continued […]

Legal Basics for Creative Professionals

ES Swanson Law announces it is sponsoring a FREE seminar!  You are invited to attend “Legal Basics for Creative Professionals,” which will be held on February 12, 2014. This seminar is ideal for photographers, graphic designers, copywriters, web designers, and other creative professionals.  Topics will include contracts, copyrights, social media concerns and general protection from liability.  For additional […]

Announcing Veterans Career Fair 2013

  Erin Schulte Swanson has been selected to participate as an advisor at the 2013 Veterans Career Fair sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The Veterans Career Fair will take place on July 16, 2013 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center. The event features a job fair, resource booths for […]

Will Your Company Survive Without You? Succession Planning 101

ES Swanson Law invites you to attend a FREE seminar on January 31, 2013, titled “Will Your Company Survive Without You? Succession Planning 101.“  We will discuss: The most common methods for exiting a business, including transfer to family members, transfer to “inside” parties such as key management personnel, and sale of the business to outside […]

Help! My Competitor is Using my Company Name in Google AdWords!

  QUESTION:  I just discovered one of my competitors is using my company name in its Google AdWords advertising campaign.  What should I do? ANSWER:  Your company has likely developed common law trademark rights to the use of its name, and if you have gone through a formal trademark registration process, you may have also […]

Erin Swanson Invited Back to Lecture at UMD

ES Swanson Law is pleased to announce that Erin Schulte Swanson has been invited to return to the University of Minnesota in Duluth as a guest lecturer on the topic of social media law.  Dr. Patricia Borchert, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, has invited Erin back  to speak to her students during the Fall 2012 semester.  Additional […]