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Selling Goodwill tax Consequences
[November 1, 2010 – 07:35 pm]
Selling Goodwill tax Consequences

At the time of selling their company, business owners are more interested in knowing how much money they will keep after the sale than what price they will get. Tax can have a huge impact on the proceeds from the sale. Since tax regulations vary among US states and Canadian provinces, we will focus on Ontario in this post. This post provides some general information about the tax repercussions of selling a business but is not intended to replace professional advice from Lawyers, Accountants and Tax Experts. Business sellers should to seek competent professional advice concerning…

Selling Goodwill Stuff on eBay
[February 4, 2013 – 06:11 pm]
Selling Goodwill Stuff on eBay

Decluttering. Overwhelming, yet boring. Anxiety producing yet cathartic. Simple yet multi-tiered. Why, oh why is it so much harder to get rid of stuff, than it is to acquire it in the first place? ! I’ll tell you why. Because once you bring something into your home it imprints on you. It becomes your responsibility, and that sense of responsibility takes over. “Can’t just throw this advertising ball-point pen away, I have to make sure it goes to someone who can use it.” or “This enormous platter probably has some value. I should open an eBay account and sell it.” or “My great…

Selling copyrighted Songs
[February 1, 2013 – 11:12 am]
Selling copyrighted Songs

Just one in 20 of the UK s best-selling tracks in 2012 were both soley written and performed by the same act, Music Week research shows. In the Official Top 100 Singles of 2012, 90% involved at least some additional songwriting to the recording act, whilst 5% were cover versions. [READ: Music Week s 2012 songwriters analysis in full through here] That left just five of the top 100 sellers penned by the artist/s alone - including The Lumineers (pictured, Ho Hey), Swedish House Mafia (Greyhound), Sam and the Womp (Bom Bom) and Calvin Harris & Example (We'll be…

Selling copyrighted items on eBay
[February 19, 2013 – 10:01 am]
Selling copyrighted items on eBay

The other day I was walking through a Goodwill in Hollywood when I saw these totally cute, obviously hand painted cups. I looked up the maker, Clementina van der Walt, and found that she was an award winning South African potter. So I bought them thinking I could sell them on the Etsy store I’ve been working on for the past couple of months (more on that later). Unfortunately, Etsy won’t let me list anything I didn’t make myself that was produced after 1994, and the saucers have “1997″ painted on the bottom of them in clear, bold script. Not wanting to piss anybody off by listing…

Selling copyrighted images
[February 17, 2013 – 01:30 am]
Selling copyrighted images

I’m sure you have heard about people who earn money through selling their pictures on Internet. Yes, it’s real. Have you ever thought that you have some skills in photography, illustration or graphic designer? Do you have a digital camera and a computer with an internet connection? If “yes”, then you can do the same so continue reading! Where can you sell my images? Nowadays the economy is going through hard times and people is looking for new ways to earn an extra money. Here it’s where Microstock comes. It’s catching up fast as a popular means of making money online. What…

Selling branded items on eBay
[September 16, 2012 – 01:11 pm]
Selling branded items on eBay

Today I went along to the Pop-Up Style Exchange in Subiaco. For one day only,members of the public could bring along unwanted clothes and accessories and swap them for other items at no cost. Recently I have been doing a big clear-out of unused possessions,with view to achieving a more minimal and portable lifestyle. So far I have given quite a few large bags full of clothing,books,CDs,toys etc to the op shop. However there are some items which feel somewhat too precious to dump in the op shop bin. I’ve had some luck selling branded items on ebay,but this path can be time consuming…

Selling Branded Clothing on eBay
[February 12, 2013 – 09:45 am]
Selling Branded Clothing on eBay

Long time readers of this blog know that I love Gymboree clothes.  They are the only brand that fits my very petite middle child.  We tried low cost brands, and the clothes don’t fit her. However, I always buy  my kids’ Gymboree clothes during big sales and when I have a coupon.  (I bought my nearly 3 year old her entire spring/summer wardrobe for this year for $73 just a few weeks ago.) I then turn around and sell the clothes on eBay, lowering my overall cost per outfit to as low as just a few dollars to free.  I often recoup my money because I buy the clothes at such a low…

Selling Branded clothes on eBay
[February 9, 2013 – 04:15 am]
Selling Branded clothes on eBay

It is my goal to one day grace the cover of Vogue (I’m not too picky about which country). I also wish to one day be able to thrive off of my creative endeavors. I fully believe this is possible and am doing what it takes to reach this point. However, currently I am not in a position to rely on modeling and dancing alone. In fact, the vast majority of my income comes from selling mostly second-hand clothing on eBay. It is a job that takes up a lot of time, but it enables me to have a very flexible schedule so that I can participate in photo shoots, fashion shows, and more with…

Provisional patent valuation
[July 13, 2011 – 06:10 pm]
Provisional patent valuation

You may be wondering, “How much is my patent worth? ’ and “What is the value of my patent? ”  Patents generate 2 kinds of value for the owners. They can protect sales, or they can justify litigation for infringement. Acquisition of a patent for the later purpose is referred to as “sharking” and will not be discussed here since this blog is for inventors. In the case where you have an idea which is patent applied for, you have an invention concept and perhaps the jump on a market trend for something. In this case, the patent application  itself will have limited, but growing…

Provisional Patent Explanation
[January 31, 2013 – 12:39 am]
Provisional Patent Explanation

On March 16, 2013, the United States will transition from a first to invent system to a first to file system under the America Invents Act (“AIA”). In my opinion, it is more advantageous to have a patent application governed by the first to invent system than the first to file system even though the first to invent system for the most part behaves like a first to file system. What I mean is this? Although the first to invent system allows inventors to argue that they are the first to invent through an interference proceeding, and thus should be awarded the patent, only a few…

Patents Valuation methods acceptable to IRS
[February 11, 2013 – 06:10 pm]
Patents Valuation methods acceptable to IRS

The Tax Court recently issued a ruling that demonstrates how careful scrutiny of terminology in an Enrolled Agent study course averts troublesome misunderstandings. Complications arose for a taxpayer named Cheung, who attempted to rely upon the definition of a tax term provided by a federal agency other than the IRS. Tax advice from Enrolled Agents is highly valued because of their dedication to deep study of tax matters. These tax experts need look no further than high quality CE for Enrolled Agents to find the proper definitions for particular terms of their profession. The…

Patent Valuation WIPO
[December 28, 2011 – 09:51 pm]
Patent Valuation WIPO

Author: Alok Samal With   the growing significance of Intellectual Property Rights, the IPR management has experienced an unprecedented growth in last two decades. Today, with almost every nation on the planet being a member of WIPO and TRIPS, there is a massive globalization going on in the IPRs. This has changed the way we used to value firms and today IP takes a centre stage in many technology intensive industries (the best example is the $12.5 billion deal of Google for Motorola of which the patent portfolio of 17 patents constitutes a major chunk). Now, every firm with…

Patent Valuation Tools
[June 20, 2011 – 08:11 am]
Patent Valuation Tools

Second part of the interview with Alan Engel , President at Paterra, Inc. and international advisor for technology transfer at the Japan Science & Technology Agency. The day after the first part of this interview appeared, Japan’s Tohoku-Pacific Coast suffered one of history’s largest and most devastating earthquakes and tsunamis. ipe: Alan, how did the recent earthquake and tsunami disasters shape your thoughts on patent valuation and technology transfer? Alan:      In the aftermath of the disaster, I decided to focus attention on how patent valuation and technology…

Patent Valuation Services India
[February 15, 2013 – 02:15 pm]
Patent Valuation Services India

In an atypical move, Google has filed a patent infringement suit against BT’s American operation and its VoIP services, charging them with treading on Google IP related to network communications. FOSS Patents says the filing means that Google CEO Larry Page will never again be able to say, “We’ve never sued anyone over patents.” Google wants damages and an injunction preventing any further infringement of its four patents. It’s tit for tat. BT accused Google of infringing six of its mobile device patents in a 2011 suit that indicts Android, Gmail and Google Maps. Google claims…