Is Your Start-Up Breaking Michigan Gambling Laws?

By: Nick Worden Whether Gambling is Legal is Largely a Question of State Law Gambling is a billion-dollar industry,[1] but it is tightly regulated.…


NOTES ARE SECURITIES, EXCEPT FOR WHEN THEY’RE NOT

By: Walter Allison Startups can run afoul of U.S. securities laws without even knowing it. Even if the startup offers, issues, or sells instruments…


RAISING CAPITAL IN AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN: COVID-19

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Legal Issues US-based Entrepreneurs Should Consider During the Covid-19 Epidemic: A General Guideline

By: Ian Sterlin As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many businesses across a wide range of industries have been impacted by orders to stay away from…


Romag v. Fossil: When can a Brand Owner Receive Profits for Trademark Infringement?

By: Alice Choi On January 14, 2020, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Romag v. Fossil to decide whether a trademark owner is entitled to…


Copyright: To File or Not to File, that is the Question

By: Charles Mahone II Startups have many qualities that make them interesting and draw people into the space: innovative, risky, and even a little…


Trade Secrets: Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine

By: Woenho Chung Imagine a scenario in which a high-level employee at a startup is looking to switch over to a similar position at another company…


Understanding Where Your Business can be Sued

By: Stevan Bennett Understanding Where Your Business can be Sued   On the day of incorporation/formation, no founder is immediately looking…


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…