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Other Tips For You And Your Clients

Other Tips For You and Your Clients



Trademarks

Practice Tip: You can help clients protect their intellectual property – which is a form of capital – if you become familiar with State trademarks. You can then advise (or refer) start-ups, small businesses and other businesses about the value, acquisition and maintenance of a State trademark. Click here for more information about State trademarks.

Practice Tip: Counterfeit trademarked goods harm North Carolina citizens, businesses and the North Carolina economy. Advise your clients about protecting their trademarks. Click here to learn more about our Trademark Enforcement Unit that investigates criminal activity involving counterfeit trademarked goods.

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Securities

Practice Tip: You can help your business clients if you become aware of what is, and is not, a security. You don’t want to be surprised. For more information, click here.

Practice Tip: You can help your clients by sharing information from our Securities Division about how to protect yourself (or your clients) from securities and investment fraud and scams. For more information, click here.

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Less Well-Known Things We Do

  • Regulate Athlete Agents. Click here for more information.
  • Register Business Opportunities Sales Click here for more information.
  • Register Loan Brokers. Click here for more information.
  • Register Membership Campgrounds. Click here for more information.
  • Administer portions of the State Cable Television Franchise Act. Click here for more information.
  • Register Telephonic Sellers. Click here for more information.
  • Receive and maintain records of appointments to certain State government boards, commissions and councils. Click here for more information.

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