Metropreneurial Legal Insights

Metropreneurial Legal Insights

As discussed here, two vehicles are commonly used to protect inventions – patents and trade secrets. Patents typically are better suited for protecting inventions that can be easily copied or reverse-engineered, for example, many products. Trade secret...
While #MeToo has certainly (and appropriately) heightened our awareness of workplace issues, the most debated question in harassment training has long been: “Is it OK to hug my coworker?” The debate never gets easier, in part...

Of course you do. Every business has IP (intellectual property) in one form or another, whether a trademark, a logo, a customer list, a newly-developed device or process, a secret formula or recipe, a product manual, or advertising...
At this time of year, businesses often revise their employment policies to be consistent with new laws that frequently go into effect at the beginning of a new year. While Ohio does not have any significant new employment laws...
There are many times your business needs to decide: should I dig in and fight, or is it time to cave (frankly) and focus our energies on the more positive aspects of our business? This dilemma could be big...
Businesses have begun to adopt litigation finance as a tool to protect their interests without sustaining the outlay of litigation costs. But what is litigation finance? At its core, litigation finance is the recognition of a business’ legal rights as...
Every one of your employees is going to look different and act differently, and it’s good to remember that as an employer, you shouldn’t make assumptions about an employee’s ability without actually seeing what he or she can do. There...
The right relationship with the right lawyer can be a key part of a successful business, cost-effectively freeing you to focus on what you do best – plan, create and promote your core goods and/or services. In Letterman countdown...

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