Richard Stim


Attorney Richard Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He is the author of many books, including Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim regularly answers readers' intellectual property questions at Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog.

Articles By Richard Stim

Your Rights When Dealing With the Police
Should you speak with the police officer? Should you let the officer search your home or car? And what happens if you don’t?
Getting an Attorney to Handle Your Criminal Case
Within the criminal justice jungle, a defense attorney serves as the defendant’s guide, protector, and confidant. Defense attorneys are usually grouped in two camps: court-appointed attorneys paid by the government; and private attorneys paid by the defendant.
Your Rights If Arrested
There’s more to an arrest than taking a suspect into custody. Arrests trigger legal (and emotional) after-effects that include detailed and specific police responsibilities
How Do You Get Someone Out of Jail?
Understand how bail works, the process for setting and paying bail, and the risks of paying someone's bail to get them out of jail.