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Trademarking Essentials with Attorney Nina Ameri from One LLP

Trademarking Essentials with Attorney Nina Ameri from One LLP

May 20, 2019

Letitia Berbaum was back in the studio hosting for Bart Zandbergen with special guest, Nina Ameri. Mrs. Ameri is an attorney focusing on One LLP’s entertainment law, intellectual property law and tax law practices.

Mrs. Ameri represents independent film producers, production companies, writers, actors, and directors in a variety of transactions ranging from: acquisition of intellectual property and life story rights, corporate formation, talent agreements, writer agreements, producer agreements, director agreements, music licensing agreements for independent motion pictures, sales agency and distribution agreements. In addition, Mrs. Ameri has represented clients in entertainment litigation in both state and federal courts and advises clients in pre-litigation dispute resolution. As a Los Angeles native, Mrs. Ameri has many relationships within the sphere of entertainment, media, finance and law which are valuable resources for entertainment clients in assisting them with the development, financing and distribution of their projects. Within the sphere of intellectual property law Mrs. Ameri has substantial experience assisting clients in prosecuting, protecting and defending Trademarks and Copyrights.

In this episode, you'll learn:
1. What Is a Trademark or Service Mark and how do they differ from patents and copyrights?
2. How do you acquire trademark rights in the US?
3. What are the benefits of a Federal trademark registration issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)?
4. How do you select a strong trademark?
5. Do you need to do a trademark search before you file an application with the USPTO?
6. What does it mean to police your trademark?
7. What if you have not started using a trademark yet but are planning on using it soon? Can you still file an application with the USPTO?

To learn more about Nina Ameri, please visit: https://onellp.com/attorney/nina-ameri/

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

 

In the Studio with Modern Luxury OC’s Editor-in-Chief Allison Mitchell

In the Studio with Modern Luxury OC’s Editor-in-Chief Allison Mitchell

May 15, 2019

Allison Mitchell, the Editor-in-Chief of Modern Luxury Orange County joined Bart in the studio to discuss pop culture, media industry myths and more. Beginning her career with well know media outlets such as the Style Network, E! Online and Ryan Seacrest Productions, Allison joined the Modern Luxury team in a twist of fate that brought her to their Jezebel publication in Atlanta, Georgia - a position she accepted without ever having stepped foot into the state! As our luck would have it, Allison was brought back to Orange County where she is originally from, to lead Modern Luxury Orange County. Her professional drive is inspiring to all who know her, and her commitment to supporting the community is priceless. 

In this episode Allison discusses:
-A day in the life of an Editor-in-Chief
-The differences and synergies between publishing and editorial departments
-Keys to success for a publication
-Modern Luxury's next step in expansion overseas next year, whom already has 25 titles in 85 markets nationally

Click here to view the May Edition of Modern Luxury Orange County: https://modernluxury.com/modern-luxury-orange-county/digital-edition  

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

How to Turn Retirement Planning into Financial Independence

How to Turn Retirement Planning into Financial Independence

May 9, 2019

Bart and Letitia were back in the studio for another episode of "what keeps you up at night".

In this episode, Bart and Letitia discuss how to turn retirement planning into financial independence.

As a society we are living longer. 50 years ago we were living to 65/66 years of age. Today, the average life expectancy is 82-85 years of age. Especially as we are living longer now, smart planning is more pivotal than ever.

Fun Fact: Letitia shares that in a recent study, its states that people who have children live longer. This is said to be true because individuals who have children tend to experience more social interaction and have children and grandchildren to care for them later in life.

Fun Fact: Bart shares that in a study he recently came across, all Centenarians (people who reach 100 years of age) have three things in common:
1. They all enjoy alcohol on a limited basis
2. They all have a spiritual belief they connect to
3. They all eat meat

This episode will highlight:
-Why planning for your retirement now creates the financial independence you desire in the future.
-How understanding and planning for inflation can create a realistic view of how long your financial resources will last.
-The transition period from retirement to the life beyond and how different (and refreshing) that view can be through proper planning.

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

How a Former Model is Taking A Stand Against Bullying

How a Former Model is Taking A Stand Against Bullying

May 7, 2019

Bullied at a young age, Host Bart Zandbergen (who went on to have a successful modeling career before establishing himself as a wealth advisor over 25 years ago) is taking a stand against bullying which has become an epidemic. Bart has chosen Laguna Beach non-profit, the Ability Awareness Project, which has dynamic anti-bullying programs that work with the local school systems as the beneficiary of his upcoming inaugural fundraiser and benefit "Kindness Kures". The event will be held September 19th, 2019 with details to be released soon.

The Founder of the Ability Awareness Project, Shadi Pourkashef, joined Bart in the studio to discuss the state of bullying in the world today. During the episode, Shadi shares the latest statistics on bullying and discusses the programs her organization offers to effectively address bullying for a happier and safer environment. Sadly, less than 33% of children bring bullying to a parent's attention, so Shadi what signs to look for and how to open up a supportive conversation with a child regarding bullying.

In this episode you will learn:
-The various types of bullying that can occur
-Effective tips for parents to address bullying
-Why leading by example is critical in shaping a child's behavior throughout their life
-What programs are available to help stomp out bullying and how you can get involed

About Shadi Pourkashef:

Shadi Pourkashef in the Founder of Ability Awareness Project, a Laguna Beach nonprofit that provides bullying prevention education and kindness programs for children, parents and educators at schools and also for seniors at senior centers. Ability Awareness Project was the 2018 recipient of Best Education Center in Best of Laguna Beach, as well as the 2018 OneOC Champion of Changemakers, and won 1st place at the Patriot’s Day Parade with a song Ms. Pourkashef composed about a conversation between a child being bullied and her consoling mother. Ms. Pourkashef is also an Official Founding member of World Kindness USA and the Goodwill Ambassador of World Kindness for the city of Laguna Beach, a partner with The Charter for Compassion, a collaborator with The Kindness Evolution, a Raktivist with the Random Acts of Kindness, one of the 30 nation’s Kindness Leaders, and voted the Best Activist of Laguna Beach. Her programs focus on teaching non-judgement, empathy, friendship, compassion, tolerance and inclusion through thoughts, words and acts of kindness to lead our next generation towards greater social interconnection along a humanistic path. Ms. Pourkashef is the mother of a son, who is a junior in High School.

Learn More About the Ability Awareness Project:
https://kindandsafeschools.org/

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

 

7 Money Mistakes Millionaires Never Make

7 Money Mistakes Millionaires Never Make

April 30, 2019

Bart and Letitia were back in the studio to discuss a hot topic - 7 money mistakes millionaires never make. Pulling these key lessons learned and best practices from several influential leaders, Bart and Letitia discuss these 7 key points to help guide you towards making more distinct decisions to help build wealth.

In this episode, you'll gain insight into these 7 money mistakes millionaires never make and why:

1. Don't waste money on fees.
2. Don't ignore your credit score.
3. Don't spend impulsively.
4. Don't fall for marketing ploys.
5. Don't try to beat the stock market.
6. Don't have just one source of income.
7. Don't keep up with the Jones's. 

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

 

How to Become a Masterful Speaker and Define the Greater Purpose in Each Opportunity

How to Become a Masterful Speaker and Define the Greater Purpose in Each Opportunity

April 27, 2019

Colin Boyd, a respected international speaker and business mentor, joined Bart in the studio to discuss how to become an authority on influence, persuasion and communication.

Relocating here to the USA from Australia with his wife and children, Colin has been able to bring his expertise to the masses through thought provoking coaching and training. From preparing to take the stage as a guest speaker to simply hosting a meeting or a Facebook Live Webinar, Colin shows people how to be effective, sell through serving and make the necessary mind shifts to go from good to great.

In this episode you'll gain access to:

- Understanding that speaking is selling- whether that is selling a specific idea, strategy or product.
- How to show up as the best version of yourself, which all starts with your thoughts
- How to define and connect with the greater purpose of your presentations for elevated results and impact

Learn more about Colin Boyd by visiting: https://colinboyd.co/ 

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

How a USC Grad Turned Private Investigator

How a USC Grad Turned Private Investigator

April 23, 2019

Maki Kudaka, who considers herself a professional "snoop", joined Bart in the studio to discuss her journey from USC to becoming a highly sought after private investigator. Maki has spent over a decade in the industry and founded her own company, Kudaka Investigations over 6 years ago. She works on a broad range of cases that always have more than meets the eye, and believes in the beauty of never giving up.

In this episode gain access to:

-How private investigators use social media research to discover key information
-How laws and limitations shape the work of a private investigator
-What the California law states on voice recording
-Tactics used to disarm individuals that a private investigator needs to attain information from
-Why approachability makes all the difference in the role of a private investigator

Maki also shares with listeners what her "Ultimate Lesson Learned" is:

T.O.A.D

T: Think outside the box
O: One step ahead of the game
A: Aggresive
D: Digg, digg, digg

For more information on Maki Kudaka and Kudaka Investigations, please visit:
www.kudakapi.com

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

Increase Performance and Elevate Your Influence - Follow These Steps for Success

Increase Performance and Elevate Your Influence - Follow These Steps for Success

April 16, 2019

Our need for connection goes from the cradle to the grave.

Dr. Lola Gershfeld, PSY.D, Founder and CEO of Level Five Executive, Inc., and a trusted authority in the field of emotional connection in business, joined Bart in the studio to discuss how to be more effective and influential while achieving new levels of success by mastering emotional connection.

In this episode, Dr. Gershfeld discusses:

-How to build team bonds

-Why emotions are a trigger point and how to speak to emotion in order to connect with the person 

-How learning to communicate in a way that shows people they matter can make all the difference in conflict resolution

-Why in leadership, the primary goal is to create secure bonds with others (and yourself)

-What A.R.E. is and how this acronym can be turned into a tool to increase your influence

To learn more about Level Five Executive, please visit: www.LevelFiveExecutive.com.

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

 

How to Prevent Fraud in Your Daily Life With These Simple Steps

How to Prevent Fraud in Your Daily Life With These Simple Steps

April 13, 2019

Bart and Letitia were back in the studio discussing the dark world of fraud, and how the devices we use such as smartphones, tablets, computers, electronic appliances ( yes!) and more can be portals for predators. 

Learn how to protect yourself, your family, your finances and your identity.

Here are some important topics discussed in the new episode:

-How to use special apps to create and protect your passwords.

-The downside of using "Free Wi-Fi" in public spaces.

-Common tactics of modern predators and how to avoid them.

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

Death, Disability and the Unthinkable - How to Plan for The Worst Case Scenario

Death, Disability and the Unthinkable - How to Plan for The Worst Case Scenario

March 25, 2019

Bart and Letitia were back in the studio to discuss the unthinkable - what happens when death, disability or a change in ownership occurs and what will that mean for you? Plan for these occurrences now to set yourself up for success and save yourself unnecessary stress and frustration.

In this episode you'll learn:

-What is Buy/Sell Planning?

-How to address death, disability, or change of ownership for effective business continuity.

-What is Key Man Planning and what are the benefits of it?

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com