Most entrepreneurs and business executives understand the value of a powerful name for a new product or service. On one hand, it’s natural to want the name to convey to the purchasing public something about the product or service for which it stands. Therein lies the problem…
Marty Robins was recently interviewed by Got Invention Radio on the subject of protecting an APP idea.
Both our own practices and external developments illustrate new opportunities for our clients. You need to be aware of developments such as the following and their significance for day-to-day business and financing operations…
The recent massive data breach involving Target is just one the most recent high profile examples of the potential exposures faced by all businesses, regardless of size, in the area of data security breaches. Companies need to be aware of the various steps they should consider to mitigate their risks from both data breaches and the use of information from website visitors.
QUESTION: “Our manufacturing company is thinking of lending money for six months to one of our key suppliers so that they can stay in business. What kind of paperwork do we need to ensure that we get paid back when we are supposed to?”
Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays! There have been a number of major developments this Fall which may impact your business activities.
In this issue, we focus on:
Proper use and handling of cease and desist letters;
Expansion of the fair use defense to copyright infringement claims;
Patent and trade secret strategy alternatives; and
Options for IP infringement clauses; and,
California’s new Do Not Track – what it means for interactive websites.
FisherBroyles advised the equity holders of Link Analytics LLC in the recently announced sale of their membership interest to KPMG LLP. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the near term and is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”) is pleased to announce the addition of Robert W. Hoskyn to the firm’s litigation group. Mr. Hoskyn will practice from FisherBroyles’ Atlanta office.
Alan Wernick and Marty Robins, partners in the FisherBroyles Chicago office, presented an Intellectual Property Boot Camp for Early Stage Companies to the MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago on September 17, 2013. This workshop reviewed some of the basics in Intellectual Property legal issues in copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and patents. They also discussed those IP practices of greatest value to young and growing companies, recent major IP developments, and cost approximations for several IP-protection techniques.
QUESTION: “My company is moving a lot of things to cloud vendors, and saving a lot of money in the process. Are we off the hook if our customers’ data is stolen from the cloud vendor?”