That very day, just after COB, I received a call from their office that a grant was available through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln but applications were due that same day before midnight! The Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic at the University of Nebraska College of Law provides free advice and legal representation to start-up business clients throughout the State of Nebraska. The E-Clinic handles a variety of early-stage legal matters, including entity formation, contract drafting and review, intellectual property protection, regulatory, compliance and other transactional legal matters. (Read more about the college and program.) One of which included trademark applications! We are so very thankful to everyone who shared resources with us and helped navigate our path. We are also very thankful for Jared Koch, the student attorney who began this journey with us. Jared was impeccably organized and detailed! He evaluated our whole business formation, and our intent to trademark our Rent-a-Chick program.
After his close evaluation, and the wonderful oversight provided by Brett Stohs, Anthony and I agreed that we should first move forward with trademarking our “Barreras Family Farm” logo. That process began in January and in June we received our official documents of completion!! It is an exciting first step toward our long term goals. We have learned so much working with these different groups and really appreciate the mission of Weibling. Lots of misc paperwork is being updated and filed now that we moved to the new farm location but the process to trademarking our Rent-a-Chick program is almost finished.
We can’t wait to share with you an updated post when that is finally complete. It will be exciting to see how this program grows to reach more families over the next few years. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our journey!
Love, Anthony & Mariel