Metropreneurial Legal Insights

Metropreneurial Legal Insights

Have you ever deposed? Or testified at a hearing or a trial? If yes, I think you will agree with me here. If not, let me help you: It’s nobody’s idea of fun.
It’s exciting for an entrepreneurial business to create and register its trademark. It’s a big step for your business. Like many things with legal implications, there may be unseen risks you need to know so as to not...
What is in a name? While Shakespeare believed a rose by any other name may smell just as sweet, a business loses significant value with the loss of its domain name in the digital universe we live....
Trade secrets and other confidential information play an important role in the operation of every business. A trade secret is business or technical information that: (a) is not generally known to or derivable by those in the...
Recently a client came to me and asked me to simplify their employment documents. I read through the company’s standard employment agreement, confidentiality agreement, separation agreement, and other documents that employers regularly give to employees. They read...
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...

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