Tariffs: How Do They Affect Entrepreneurs?

By: Neil Donetti Introduction The word “tariff” has been thrown around quite a bit recently. To some, tariffs are key aspects of international trade…


To Text or Not to Text – Complying with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

By: Erin Wall The number of companies using text messages (SMS) to market to consumers is on the rise. between 2015 and 2017, the number of B2B…


The Work For Hire Doctrine: Clarifying Copyright Ownership in a Collaborative Field

  By: Sarah Krosnick There is a well-known and overused adage that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The adage also applies to…


Fiduciary Duties: what are they and why should founders care?

By: Molly McGreavy Start-up founders typically take many steps to protect themselves and their businesses from future legal snags. Founders want to…


What's in a Name: What to Consider When Choosing a Company Name

  By: Bridget Grier You have a great idea and decide to develop it into a business. What will you name your business? Will you choose a name…


When to File for a Trademark

By: Jason Zaccaro Figuring out exactly when the right time to file an application for a trademark can be difficult for a new start up or business.…


2019 Developments in US Influencer Marketing Regulations

By: Benjamin Black Background on Influencer Marketing Trends and Regulations   The phenomenon of influencer marketing has exploded across the…


You’ve Won Your Trademark, But Can You Keep It?

By: Michael Goodyear   Once you acquire rights to your company or product name through a trademark, that trademark is not set in stone. On the…


Noncompete Agreement Reform Could Spell Changes for Small Businesses

By Mari Brown Many employers, as a matter of practice, want their employees to sign noncompete agreements (or at the very least, employment…


501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Entities and For-Profit Affiliations

By: Thomas ("Graves") Upchurch In the nonprofit world, organizations are constantly looking for opportunities to increase their impact on society.…