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.…


The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Startups

By: Aylin Daldal   As startups begin to grow their business by moving into new markets, international trade and participation in international…


The What, How, and Why of Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs)

By: Tyler Stayer From the outset, startups should seek to protect what makes them valuable. This often includes confidential information such as…