152 episodes

The Own Your Genius podcast is the perfect mix of business, law, and mindset to help black entrepreneurs succeed in business and life.

Join Attorney LaConya Murray each month as she and her guest share their entrepreneurial journey, tricks of the trade, and their secrets to getting out of their own way to succeed.

Inspired by her grandmother, the community bootlegger Attorney Murray‘s passion for helping entrepreneurs started early. Today she helps entrepreneurs throughout the country protect their brand, content, and ideas through trademarks, copyrights, and business development.

Own Your Genius with LaConya Murray LaConya Murray, Esq.

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

The Own Your Genius podcast is the perfect mix of business, law, and mindset to help black entrepreneurs succeed in business and life.

Join Attorney LaConya Murray each month as she and her guest share their entrepreneurial journey, tricks of the trade, and their secrets to getting out of their own way to succeed.

Inspired by her grandmother, the community bootlegger Attorney Murray‘s passion for helping entrepreneurs started early. Today she helps entrepreneurs throughout the country protect their brand, content, and ideas through trademarks, copyrights, and business development.

    152. What the End of Non-Compete Agreements Could Mean for Small Businesses and Startups

    152. What the End of Non-Compete Agreements Could Mean for Small Businesses and Startups

    Ever felt like your career prospects were restricted by a piece of paper you signed when joining a new job? Explore the intricacies of non-compete agreements and their effects on both employers and employees alongside our host, Attorney LaConya Murray.

    Learn about the recent developments in non-compete agreements, including the nationwide ban issued by
    the Federal Trade Commission. Uncover the potential impact of this ban on millions of workers and the legal challenges it may face in this episode of the Own Your Genius podcast 152: What the End of Non-Compete Agreements Could Mean for Small Businesses and Startups

    In this episode, Attorney LaConya Murray discusses:


    Discover how non-compete agreements protect trade secrets, prevent competition, and retain talent.
    Gain insights into alternative strategies for protecting business interests due to changing regulations.
    Understand the potential effects of the non-compete agreement ban on startups and small businesses.



    Let's start a conversation as we navigate the non-compete agreements and empower entrepreneurs to make informed decisions about protecting their business interests in this episode of how to Own Your Genius.

    Want to join the conversation? Head over to the MARKEDlegal community to chime in.

    • 14 min
    151. 3 Tips to Avoid Copyright Infringement

    151. 3 Tips to Avoid Copyright Infringement

    We always say that while trademarks protect your brand's identity, copyrights protect your brand's voice.



    Learn how to avoid stealing someone else's voice in this episode of the Own Your Genius podcast 151: 3 Tips to Avoid Copyright Infringement



    In this episode, Attorney LaConya Murray discusses:


    The importance of understanding what copyrights protect and the rights they grant is essential.
    Why seeking permission is vital to avoiding infringement lawsuits.
    How to protect yourself against lawsuits when working with contractors.



    Let's ignite a conversation about protecting your copyrights and how to Own Your Genius. Want to join the conversation? Head over to the MARKEDlegal community
    to chime in.

    • 10 min
    150. Does your Work Ethic Match your Dreams?

    150. Does your Work Ethic Match your Dreams?

    Celebrating Dawn Staley's recent championship win with the University of South Carolina has Attorney LaConya Murray reflecting on the importance of matching our dreams with our work ethic. Are we holding ourselves back from dreaming bigger because of preconceived notions of what's possible?

    On this week's episode of Own Your Genius, we're diving into a discussion on dreams, work ethic, and breaking through limitations. Tune in with Attorney Murray for
    some real talk about aligning your aspirations with your actions.
    Join us as we explore questions like:

    Does your work ethic match your dreams?


    Are your dreams a reflection of your own limitations?
    What happens when we dream without boundaries?


    Let's ignite a conversation about reaching for the stars and how to Own Your Genius.
    Want to join the conversation? Head over to the MARKEDlegal community to chime in. 

    • 6 min
    149. Planning for Retirement with Financial Advisor Kenneth Laneaux

    149. Planning for Retirement with Financial Advisor Kenneth Laneaux

    When should you start planning for retirement? Whether
    you're just starting to save or looking to optimize your retirement strategy, this insightful podcast with Attorney LaConya Murray will guide you towards financial success. Discover the importance of early retirement planning and
    strategies for everyone, even for late bloomers.



    Learn about the benefits of diversifying your
    investments and maximizing retirement savings with our featured guest Financial Advisor Kenneth Laneaux in this episode of the Own Your Genius podcast.  

     

    Today’s episode discusses:  

    · The role of a financial advisor and how they tailor strategies to meet your financial goals

    · Understanding investment options like IRAs, mutual funds, and the benefits of diversification

    · Tips for business owners on setting up retirement plans for themselves and their employees



    Tune in for great insight into how to Own Your Genius.
    Want to join the conversation? Head over to the MARKEDlegal community to chime in.

    • 34 min
    148. Which Should I Trademark, My Business Logo or Name?

    148. Which Should I Trademark, My Business Logo or Name?

    How do you decide between trademarking a logo or a business name?  Attorney LaConya Murray tackles this proverbial question in this episode of the Own Your Genius podcast.  



    Today’s episode discusses: 

    · The limitation on federal trademark registration
    protection 

    · The importance of protecting all aspects of your brand 

    · Practical tips for prioritizing your trademark
    registration needs 



    Whether you’re three trademarks in or just starting out, this is an episode you don’t want to miss! Tune in for great insight into how to Own Your Genius.



    Want to join the conversation? Head over to the MARKEDlegal community to chime in.

    • 8 min
    147. Did Pepsi really lose their trademark to an influencer?

    147. Did Pepsi really lose their trademark to an influencer?

    In this episode of the Own Your Genius podcast, Attorney LaConya Murray delves into a juicy legal tea surrounding an influencer, Cierra Mistt, and the rebranding of Sierra Mist to Starry by Pepsi. Remember, registering your
    trademark is just the beginning. Stay tuned for more legal nuggets and savvy business tips in future episodes. Don't forget to share the podcast with your entrepreneur squad and hit subscribe for more wisdom-packed content!

    From trademark nuances to strategic business moves, here are three key takeaways:

    1.      How maintain your trademark registration

    2.      The rationale behind the Sierra Mist rebrand

    3.      The significance of an intent to use application for
    your brand's launch



    Want to join the conversation? Head over to the MARKEDlegal community to
    chime in.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Humble_Hustler ,

Thanks for making it plain

I get the importance now.

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Wow! I never knew!

I learned so much in just the first two episodes. Attorney Murray is funny, smart and informative! This was so much fun to listen to!

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Great Podcast

I enjoy this podcast because it is so informative! Legal happenings are simplified in a very layman’s terms way. I binged listened all the episodes in one day. I really enjoy the use of current events to explore legal concepts. Great show!

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