Maintaining Good Standing

  By: Ananya Hindupur When an entrepreneur has a viable product or service offering, most often, her next step is to organize as a formal…


Handling Copyright (Pt 2 of 5): Cease & Desist Letters

By: Boran Ding In the first post of this series, we discussed what you can do if you receive a DMCA takedown notice with regards to content you post…


Handling Copyright (Pt 1 of 5): Three Strikes and You’re Cancelled – DMCA Takedown Notices

By: Boran Ding As a startup, social media can be a valuable tool with which to market your brand and business. These advertisements and promotions…


Terminating an Employee Lawfully: Avoiding Potential Pitfalls

By:Allie Beil Most U.S. employees are at-will employees, meaning they can be terminated for almost any reason, or for no reason at all, so long as…


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.…