Social networks have made it easier than ever to share, connect, and engage. However, putting too much personal information online can leave you vulnerable. Follow these tips to stay protected online. Read More
Let me start this article with a preface: This list is not definitive, and it is not absolute. I am aware of many legitimate and trustworthy franchisors whose systems meet at least one of the criteria listed below. Like any enterprise, it is reasonable for franchisors to have a few faults. However, Read More
For many service and Internet-based businesses, the company’s website is not only an important sales tool, but it is the primary identity and key distinguishing feature that the company has in its competitive marketplace. As a result, it makes sense to protect that identity and distinguishing featu Read More
One consequence of too much disclosure, according to the study's authors, Benjamin Hermalin at the University of California, Berkeley, and Michael Weisbach of Ohio State University, is the rapid increase in executive pay over the last two decades -- ostensibly because the new transparency has allow Read More
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) recently denied registration for the trademark “EZ GRO” for “living flowers[,] plants and plant seeds” on the grounds that it was too confusingly similar to a pre-existing registered trademark, Read More
The “General Provisions”, “Miscellaneous Provisions” and “Additional Terms” sections of contracts are often overlooked as basic legal boilerplate that is either (i) not relevant to the core nature of the deal, or (ii) “standard” and thus either not important or non-negotiable. In fact, however, man Read More
Apple, just about a week after announcing the launch of iCloud, has been sued by iCloud Communications, a provider of voIP service for using the name iCloud. Read More
In today’s economy, business must think creatively about managing their legal costs. The following will briefly summarize different ways legal costs are charged. Read More
Raise your hand if you procrastinate when it comes to some aspects of your business. In business, like in life, there are going to be parts you love, and parts you’d rather sweep under the rug for awhile. More often than not, the legal aspects of running a business are pushed aside as you focus on Read More
The most common way to protect confidential information of this sort is to have any individual who you share this information with sign an NDA. How to use it properly? Read More

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