• Mikaela Vargas

Empowered Petpreneur Series - How To Protect Yourself & Your Pet Business (Legal/Law)

Updated: Oct 30, 2020

Welcome to the third blog post of many where I go into each and every interview from the 2019 Empowered Petpreneur Interview Series, where I chatted with pet industry experts and business owners all about how to feel at ease while confidently running and growing a successful pet business.


For those of you who missed the series, I still wanted to share with you some of the important takeaways I learned from each interview and some other things you can learn by watching the rest of the interview!


This blog post will go into Shahrina’s interview on protecting yourself and your pet business.


How To Legally Protect Your Pet Business with Shahrina Ankhi-Krol | Pet Marketing Unleashed

This post is part of Pet Marketing Unleashed’s Blog Series on The Empowered Petpreneur Interview Series. Click here to access the full interview series. 


Interview 3 - Shahrina Ankhi-Krol From Ankhi-Krol Law On...

How To Protect Yourself & Your Pet Business



Shahrina founded Ankhi-Krol Law with the goal of providing legal representation to small business owners. She noticed that small business owners are often uninformed or ill-informed of the law, resulting in the attempt to solve their own legal problems on their own or do nothing at all. This, obviously, is not a solution and can be dangerous (and more expensive than hiring the lawyer to begin with). She works with many pet business owners, which is why I asked her to talk with us about how to protect yourself and your pet business.


DISCLAIMER: All of the information written in this blog post is written by me and NOT Shahrina, which means (since I am not a lawyer) this is not legal advice, nor should anyone take this advice without speaking to a lawyer first.



The Major Takeaways



1. Trademarking is a BIG deal

There are so many pet businesses popping up all over the world, so it’s more important than ever to distinguish yourself from the others. Not only that but if you don’t, that’s where you can run into copyright and trademark problems. 


Did you know that someone can register the name for your product and then come after YOU if it’s not protected?? That’s right. Scariness. That’s why I interviewe