Metropreneurial Legal Insights

Metropreneurial Legal Insights

Ohio’s oil and gas industry has experienced dramatic growth over the past ten years due to technological advances opening up exploration and development in eastern Ohio. How does this growing industry benefit Ohio’s economy, and will this growth...
Transparency and robust communication is a hallmark of a healthy organization. Certainly we strive for that at Barnes & Thornburg Columbus. That’s true in many contexts, but your business will be much less likely to incur...
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...

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