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Arizona Business Law

The Aereo Decision & Cloud Computing

In American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that Aereo's service, which converts and subsequently (re)transmits over-the-air television broadcasts in near real time to Aereo's customers via the internet, effectively constitutes "transmitting performances of copyrighted works to the public", which in turn requires Aereo to pay over-the-air broadcasters a fee for doing so, pursuant to the Copyright Act.

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Arizona Business Licensing

In Arizona, there are three general types of business licenses: 1) Transaction Privilege Tax; 2) Regulatory/Profession; and 3) City/Town.

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Use In Commerce, Trademarks, & Service Marks

In short, this means that if a mark seeks the benefits and protections provided by the Trademark Act, it must: (1) in the case of a Trademark, be associated with goods that are actually sold in interstate or international commerce or (2) in the case of a Service Mark, be associated with services that are actually rendered in interstate or international commerce.

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Out-of-State LLC in Arizona

Article 9 of Arizona's LLC Act, A.R.S. § 29-801, et seq., requires that an out-of-state, i.e. "foreign", LLC must register with Arizona's Corporation Commission in order to "transact" business in Arizona.

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How To Start A Business in Arizona

Starting a business is often full of uncertainty and questions, not the least of which is how to limit the personal liability of a business' owners by forming a limited liability entity, like a corporation or limited liability company ("LLC"), in the most tax-advantaged way.

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