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Attorney Client Relationship. The purpose of the Website is to provide general educational information about intellectual property law for startup companies.  The information on the Website does not constitute legal advice.  Your use of the Website does not create an attorney client relationship.  The information on the Website does not substitute for obtaining competent legal advice specific to your factual situation from an attorney licensed for your state.

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