Table of Contents for Craft Artist's Legal Guide : Protect Your Work, Save on Taxes, Maximize Profits


Your Legal Companion 1(2)
1 Pricing and Selling
3(52)
The Pricing Dilemma: How Much Do You Charge?
5(7)
Selling Wholesale
12(3)
Selling Retail
15(7)
Selling at Crafts Shows
22(2)
Selling on Consignment
24(15)
Custom Orders
39(5)
Shipping and Delays
44(1)
Returns and Refunds
44(1)
Ten Tips for Collecting Past-Due Accounts
45(8)
Selling and Buying Outside the U.S.
53(2)
2 Your Studio
55(18)
Working From Home
57(3)
Finding the Right Space at the Right Price
60(9)
Studio Safety
69(4)
3 Going Online
73(18)
Where Do You Start?
75(1)
Free Stuff
76(4)
Invoice Customers and Get Paid Online
80(1)
Battle of the Community Stores: Etsy vs. eBay
81(2)
Earn Money With Google Adsense
83(1)
The (Very) Basics of Driving Traffic to Your Crafts Site
83(3)
How to Build a Website in 24 Hours
86(2)
Basic Legal Rules When Going Online
88(3)
4 Hiring Workers and Sales Reps
91(42)
Employee vs. Independent Contractor---What's the Difference?
93(7)
Ten Tips When Hiring Family Members
100(3)
Statutory Employees
103(2)
Firing Workers
105(1)
Works Made for Hire
106(10)
When Workers Learn Your Crafts Secrets
116(5)
Hiring Sales Reps
121(12)
5 Business Forms & Legal Liability
133(36)
Personal Liability: What Is It?
134(1)
The Business Entity as Shield
135(1)
Sole Proprietorship
136(2)
Partnership
138(10)
LLC vs. Corporation---What's the Difference?
148(4)
The Cooperative
152(4)
Other Ways to Limit Liability
156(1)
The Need for Basic Insurance
157(9)
Assess and Reduce Your Risks
166(1)
Product Liability
167(2)
6 Protecting Appearances With Copyright
169(52)
How a Copyright Protects You
172(1)
What Type of Work Qualifies for Copyright
173(4)
Photographs of Your Crafts Work
177(1)
Do You Need to Register With the Copyright Office?
178(1)
Choosing Whether to Register Your Works in Groups
179(1)
Filing a Copyright Application
180(17)
Posting a Copyright Notice on Your Work
197(1)
Getting Permission to Use Someone Else's Work
198(3)
Fair Use: When It's "Fair" for You to Use Pieces of Others' Works
201(1)
The First Sale Doctrine: Your Right to Resell Works
202(1)
The Public Domain: Free Stuff
202(2)
Using Copyright Assignments
204(7)
What Rights Does the Customer Acquire When They Buy Your Work?
211(1)
Infringement of Copyright
211(2)
The Visual Artists Rights Act: Crafts Works and Fine Arts
213(2)
Personal/Model Releases
215(6)
7 Protecting Appearances With Design Patents and Trade Dress
221(34)
Comparing Design Patents and Copyright
222(4)
Design Patents: The Bottom Line
226(1)
How to Get a Design Patent
227(2)
What Qualifies for a Design Patent
229(10)
Preparing a Design Patent Application
239(10)
Are There Other Types of Protection?
249(1)
Trade Dress
249(2)
What to Do If Your Work is Ripped Off
251(4)
8 Names and Trademarks
255(24)
Trademark Basics
256(8)
Collective Marks and Certification Marks
264(2)
Staying Out of Trouble
266(5)
Federal Registration
271(8)
9 Licensing
279(50)
Crafts Licensing Overview
282(5)
Merchandise License Agreement
287(37)
Licensing Worksheet
324(5)
10 Taxes
329(30)
Hobby vs. Business---What's the Difference?
332(2)
Paying Taxes
334(10)
Tax Deductions
344(15)
11 Lawyers, Contracts, and Lawsuits
359(16)
Hiring Lawyers for Routine Business
361(2)
Hiring Lawyers for Legal Disputes
363(1)
Finding the Right Lawyer
364(2)
Fees and Fee Agreements
366(2)
Evaluating Your Attorney's Services
368(2)
Using Contract Provisions to Avoid Legal Costs and Hassles
370(5)
Appendix
A How to Use the CD-ROM
375
Installing the Files Onto Your Computer
376(1)
Using the Word Processing Files to Create Documents
377(3)
Files on the CD-ROM
380
Index