The Legal Side of Social Media Hiring

Erin Schulte Swanson has been invited by Medi-Sota to present a seminar on the legal side of social media hiring.  Medi-Sota is an alliance of rural health care organizations working together to strengthen the delivery of health care services in rural parts of southwest Minnesota. On June 19, 2012, Erin will present a 90-minute seminar on […]

Social Media and the Law

ES Swanson Law invites you to attend a FREE seminar on May 25, 2011, titled “The Legal Implications of Using Social Media in Your Business.”  We will discuss legal issues relating to social media and: Marketing your company, Screening potential employees, Protecting your brand online, Limiting liability for employee posts, and much more! The seminar […]

Busting the Top 10 Business Myths

On April 5th, Erin Schulte Swanson will be giving a brief presentation called “Busting the Top 10 Business Myths” to the Referral Partners chapter of BNI. The presentation will be one of two given as part of the Referral Partners’ regular meeting. All are welcome to attend, regardless of whether you are a member of […]

Does Your Company Own Its Workers’ Ideas?

A television drama series recently focused one of its episodes on the ownership of ideas created by an employee of a business. The series, “Fairly Legal,” airs on the USA Network and follows the life of a mediator as she tries to simultaneously resolve her professional mediation cases and navigate the challenges in her personal […]

Article Published in New Business Minnesota’s March Issue

Erin Schulte Swanson has published an article discussing effective business contracts in this month’s issue of New Business Minnesota. The March 2011 issue features articles from 13 Twin Cities professionals highlighting questions commonly asked by new business owners. Erin’s article is reprinted below: Law / Contracts By Erin Schulte Swanson Erin Schulte Swanson owns ES […]

Minnesota Trademark Attorney: Tips for Protecting Trademarks

Lately, a number of companies have been taking legal action in an effort to protect their brands.  For one example, see my post discussing litigation against the maker of UGG boots.  Every company has intellectual property, and I am glad to see more companies realizing the value of these intellectual assets.  However, there are many […]

Minnesota Corporate Trademarks in the News

Local shoppers may be disappointed to learn a popular boot company has been sued for trademark infringement. Ugglebo Clogs, a Minnesota company located in Chisago City, recently commenced a lawsuit against the maker of UGG boots. Ugglebo Clogs claims it has priority trademark rights to the name “Ugglebo” and Deckers Outdoor Corp. is infringing on […]