Frame Legal, LLC

About Frame Legal, LLC

Frame Legal, LLC is an innovative, business-focused law firm providing professional, efficient and affordable legal representation to new start-ups, small businesses, private companies, professionals, inventors and entrepreneurs throughout South Carolina. Our Charleston corporate lawyers are committed to providing our business clients with proactive business counsel, highly responsive communication and thoughtful, experienced representation.
More information about our Charleston corporate lawyers can be found at our Law Firm page.

Dodging Obstacles in Federal Trademark Registration – Part 3

This is Part 3 of a 6 Part Blog. Past Posts: Part 1, Part 2
Part 3: Overbroad Goods and Services Descriptions
United States trademark law is unique and different compared to trademark law in foreign countries and what may seem like common sense. Whether an individual is new to the area of trademark law as a whole, or a […]

Dodging Obstacles in Federal Trademark Registration – Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 6 Part Blog. Past Posts: Part 1
Part 2: Trademark Search and Clearance
United States trademark law is unique and different compared to trademark law in foreign countries and what may seem like common sense. Whether an individual is new to the area of trademark law as a whole, or a […]

Dodging Obstacles in Federal Trademark Registration – Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 6 Part blog.
Part 1: Trademark Priority and Trademark Distinctiveness
United States trademark law is unique and different compared to trademark law in foreign countries and what may seem like common sense. Whether an individual is new to the area of trademark law as a whole, or a foreigner is thinking […]

Trademark Infringement and Likelihood of Confusion

A generic trademark is when the name of the mark is the actual name for that product. Examples include: STRAWBERRY for strawberries, or LAW FIRM for a law firm, or TRADEMARK ATTORNEY for a Chicago trademark attorney. A generic term is not eligible for trademark registration . The reasoning is that to allow an individual the sole ability to […]

New 2011 SBA Loan Initiatives Announced!

The Small Business Administration announced two lending initiatives today, Small Loan Advantage and Community Advantage, aimed at making modest loans to small businesses quickly.

The SBA’s new Small Loan Advantage program permits larger banks, or preferred lenders, to make loans through its flagship 7(a) lending program up to $250,000 and get them approved quickly by submitting […]

2011: Web Influence On Retail Sales

A recent forecast, published by Forrester, regarding online retail sales made an important reference to Web influence on in-store retail sales.  For those start-ups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs that do not intend to have a web presence, or do not intend to sell their services, crafts, and products online, they should pay attention to these […]

Latest Daniel Island Business Acquisition

Daniel-Island based Sabal Medical Inc., a privately held medical technology company, has been acquired by Swisslog, a Swiss provider of logistics solutions for hospitals, warehouses and distribution centers.

Sabal Medical located in Daniel Island (Charleston), has been developing innovative products for the health care industry since 2007.  It’s main product, a mobile drug cabinet, will become […]

Charleston Mayor Riley’s Annual “State of the City” Address

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley gave his State of the City address Tuesday night.  As in previous years, the underlying theme of the address was Charleston job growth.  Mayor Riley highlighted several business projects and business initiatives that would increase job growth in the Charleston area.  A few of these business highlights were:

»  Increased cruise ship […]

New Downtown Charleston Cruise Ship Passenger Terminal Planned

The Charlestowne Neighborhood Association, which represents Charleston homeowners who live south of Broad Street, is working to move he new cruise terminal to the Columbus street Terminal instead of the northern end of Union Pier.  This is due to an effort by the neighborhood association to keep the planned cruise terminal from affecting residents near […]

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) For New Businesses

Our Charleston law firm organizes numerouscorporations and LLC’s each month.  Although these new businesses operate in an array of industries, one common thread seems to exist in the new businesses marketing/advertising strategy:  An attractive, powerful website that will automatically create traffic and instantly drive revenues.

New business owners, not so fast.  Like traditional advertising and marketing […]