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Legal forms, reference books, and how-to instructions for various legal issues. Search State-specific legal forms by topic.
Legal Resource Websites
CalGold: Permit Assistance
Find out what permits are needed for a given type of business in California.
Small Business Regulations (SBA)
Documents published in the Federal Register that may significantly affect small businesses.
More Legal Resource Websites
Doing Business with Santa Clara County
Resources for vendor registration, procurement, public records requests, contract information, insurance requirements, and more.
Santa Clara County: Fictitious Business Name Filings
Ensure that consumers have access to the true name and address of your business by filing a Fictitious Business Name Statement.
Trademarks: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Learn about trademarks and search the TESS (Trademark Electronic Search System) database.
NOLO: Patent, Copyright, & Trademark Center
Find intellectual property information from protecting your inventions, ideas, and product names to the public domain and fair use rules.