In this episode, Joel interviews Kyona McGhee, a trademark lawyer from Detroit. Joel and Kyona talk Jesus Christ’s opinions of lawyers. Kyona shares her legal journey from having her mom arrested during her childhood to graduating valedictorian of her law school and following the demand for trademark law. Kyona gives her expertise on different trademark cases and scenarios from trademarking your own name, the word “the,” and profanity. Listen for excellent trademarking advice and entertaining stories from Joel and Kyona. Find Kyona here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyonathelawyer/ Website: https://www.trademarkmystuff.com
It is ingrained into every fiber of our being that we as humans can control much of our life outcomes. If we work hard, we will get great results. If we eat well, our bodies will be healthy. If we plan for the worst, we will always be prepared. But if there is anything that the first 6 months of 2020 has taught us, it's that we have very little control over the flow of our lives. Listen as Kyona McGhee, founder of the McGhee law and the "Beyonce of Trademark Lawyers" details losing control in every part of life.
Episode 071: How To Trademark Your Stuff with Kyona McGhee
She's Off Script
In today’s episode, we meet Kyona McGhee. As a trademark attorney, Kyona helps entrepreneurs protect their brands.While in college, Kyona ran a successful t-shirt business. Everything was going well until she tried to trademark her business name and discovered someone else owned the name. As devastating as this was for her, the experience set her on a path to spare others the same painful experience.If you dove straight into launching your business…however small….without first taking the steps to protect your brand. This is a great episode to listen to.During our conversation, Kyona walks us through her journey to launching the McGee law firm. She also shares a detailed roadmap on the steps to could take if we chose to DIY the trademarking process.With the pandemic on everyone’s mind, we also touch on how her business and home life have been impacted.Also, in case you're wondering, she owns the trademark for the phrase, “Trademark my stuff.Please subscribe, rate, and review our show on iTunes. This will help spread the word about our podcast so amazing stories like Kyona can continue to inspire women looking to launch their own Off Script journies.Go Off Script as Kyona McGhee helps us protect our hard-earned brands through the trademarking process. Listen on Apple PodcastsYou'll learn about: Why she decided to launch her own practice even with student loans. The pros and cons of going the DIY route for the trademarking process. The roadmap to trademarking your brand. How she defines success in her business.Mentioned in this episode: Business Instagram: @kyonathelawyer Website: trademarkmystuff.comAnnouncements: We want to share YOUR Off Script moments on the podcast and hear where your off script journey has taken you. Whether you’ve changed careers, ended a relationship, started a new business, moved countries, or significantly changed your mindset, we would love to share your story. If you would like to be featured as the Off Script listener of the week, send me your story at email@example.com If you’re looking for a community of supportive women who are looking to Go Off Script with their careers, lifestyles and businesses join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ShesOffScriptCommunityThank you so much for listening!Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, join our Facebook community, and follow us on Instagram! If you have any general questions or comments for the show, click here.
Episode 027: Passion Projects: Protecting Your Intellectual Property with Kyona McGhee
Today, Casey chats with Kyona McGhee about the legal side of branding your business. Kyona is an intellectual property attorney who specializes in trademarks. Her path to her current success was not the typical one, though. She shares her unconventional path and the things that kept her motivated to reach her goals, no matter what. Her passion is to equip people to protect their ideas, businesses, and brands. Kyona talks about her personal experience with building a business around an idea that was already trademarked and the common mistakes that many businesses make in regards to protecting their brand. She also shares some insight into how the trademarking process can go wrong when the foundation is not solid from the very beginning. If you want to make sure your brilliant brand is protected and even hear how to pivot your passion and focus or pursue protection for that passion during the current state of affairs, you will want to listen until the very end! More on Kyona Kyona is the founder of The McGhee Law Firm, PLLC. As a mother of two small children and a wife, she graduated as valedictorian of her law school class in May 2018. Prior to graduation, she was being recognized for her expertise and skill. Kyona was selected to be the teaching assistant while in law school for The Law of Evidence and Professional Ethics and Responsibility courses. She was also named by Ms. JD as a "Woman of the Law" at an event at Harvard Law School in the fall of 2017. Lastly, she is regarded as a leader in the small business community, having been named "Minority Small business Owner of the Year," by the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce in 2015. Where to find Kyona Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyonathelawyer/ Best Way for Audience to Contact You: email - firstname.lastname@example.org