Making your mark: how to obtain and protect a trademark

April 3, 2015
A key component of the strategy of almost any business is branding: building a name or logo that consumers associate with your business. Read More

How do you go about getting a copyright?

December 19, 2014
"FBI Anti-Piracy Warning: The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Read More

Does an individual have the right to be forgotten?

November 14, 2014
I am thankful to have grown up before the advent of the Internet. Read More

The reality of large dollar amount jury verdicts

October 2, 2011

Multi-million dollar jury verdicts seemingly make the news on almost a daily basis. Whether it is a class action lawsuit against a tobacco or pharmaceutical company or someone spilling hot coffee in their lap, for better or for worse, large jury verdicts seem to be part of our culture.

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Can your company employees keep a trade secret

June 17, 2011

This is not a column about Anthony Weiner. Some things you just cannot keep secret. Rather, what follows concerns the intangible assets that are the lifeblood of most businesses: customer lists, pricing information, customer logs and any other information your competitors could use to unfairly compete for your customers.

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It would be wise to consider making a federal case of it

June 1, 2010

As President Obama announces desired appointments to federal judicial positions such as the U.S. Supreme Court and federal appellate benches, a common question asked about litigation is whether it should be filed in state or federal court.

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How possible is it that your firm can keep a secret

May 11, 2009

What are your company's most important assets? For many businesses, they are customer lists, pricing information, quotation logs — any information that a competitor could use to unfairly compete for your customers.

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