ES Swanson Law to Return to BizzyWeb’s Buzz Builders

ES Swanson Law is pleased to announce that Erin Schulte Swanson has been invited to return as a speaker during BizzyWeb‘s Buzz Builders webinars.  The Buzz Builders webinar series consists of weekly educational discussions hosted by BizzyWeb simultaneously online via Google Hangouts and in person at the BizzyWeb headquarters.  Additional information on the Buzz Builders series […]

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 […]

When Do I Have to Show An Employee His/Her Employment File?

This week I received three calls from different employees frustrated with their employers for various reasons.  One had been terminated and wanted to know her options, the second had been threatened with a performance improvement plan that she believed was a retaliatory action, and the third believed she was being discriminated against and wanted to […]

Reflections on the New Year

2011 brought many good things both for me personally and for ES Swanson Law.  I joined the Referral Partners Chapter of BNI, and have made a number of good connections with generous, hard-working and qualified people.  I have continued to serve as the Community Service Coordinator of the Rotary Club of Northwest Hennepin County.  Our […]

Holiday Cards for American Troops

Please join the Rotary Club of Northwest Hennepin County for its 2011 Holiday Card Drive for American Troops. During this event, we will make and collect holiday cards to be sent to U.S. servicemen and women stationed abroad. As Community Service Coordinator for the Club, Erin Schulte Swanson has organized this event to thank American […]

Responding to Cease-and-Desist Letters

  Consider this: You had a great business idea, and after developing a business plan and a viable budget, you went to the Secretary of State’s Office and filed Articles of Incorporation to start a new company.  The Secretary of State accepted your Articles of Incorporation without any questions, so you purchased insurance for the […]

Busting the Top Ten Business Myths

This morning I gave a presentation to my BNI group called “Busting the Top Ten Business Myths.”  The presentation discussed common perceptions held by business owners and employees that I have encountered in my practice.  Some of these views are true, but we “busted” many of these views as myths. Do you know whether these […]

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 […]

Official Website Launch

ES Swanson Law is excited to announce the launch of its official website at www.swansonlawmn.com!  Thank you to all of the hardworking people at BizzyWeb who designed the site and trained me on how to update and maintain it!

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 […]