Monthly Archives: March 2011

Intellectual Property – Copyright

Intellectual Property – Copyright So what is a copyright — once again I’m going back to the government who grants these rights:  http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/doc/general/whatis.htm “Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of ‘original works of authorship’ including literary, … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property – Trade Secret

Intellectual Property – Trade Secret What is a trade secret?  A trade secret is your “know-how”.   Now you can always protect your know-how as “confidential information” (see my previous entry on Intellectual Property – Confidentiality), so why do we need … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property – Trademark or Service Mark

Intellectual Property – Trademark or Service Mark So what is a trademark or service mark — once again (and I promise – maybe – this is the last time) I’m going back to the government who grants these rights:  http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/doc/general/whatis.htm.  Continue reading

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Contracts – An Introduction

An Introduction – Need I say more? Next installment, Contracts – Employee Agreements, and remember, ALWAYS CONSULT AN ATTORNEY FIRST.

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Contracts – Employee Agreements

Employee Agreements – One of, if not the most, important asset of your new business are your employees.  Without them you likely would not be able to be successful.  And while you should “treat them right” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0fhHLliKJI  it is always important … Continue reading

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Contracts – Executive Employment Agreements

Executive Employment Agreements   So, why a separate discussion for Executive Employment Agreements?  Well, typically the agreements are very similar but….Executives tend to have the addition of stock ownership, benefit plans and defined termination rights.  Some questions to think about … Continue reading

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Contracts – Vendor/Supplier Agreements

Vendors/Supplier Agreements Let me first refer you back to the first post on this topic (you remember that Dilbert cartoon) [See previous chapter on Contracts – Introduction].  So, let’s all be honest with ourselves.   How many times have you been … Continue reading

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Contracts – Client Agreements

Client Agreements So your development work is done, you’ve started marketing your product, everyone is waiting for the first nibble and then it comes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuVmJ8TPTNU. Well, hopefully you’ll be better prepared than these folks.  So, when you’ve finally hooked your … Continue reading

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Contracts – Your Web Site

Your Web Site “Beauty’s only skin deep, yeah yeah yeah” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PU1PEA8S6M So you’ve built a beautiful site you’re ready to launch….  Here are a few things to think about:  Have you drafted your Terms of Use (see our section on … Continue reading

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Privacy – General

General A show of hands please – who really believes they have any privacy today?  If you’ve raised that hand, I suggest you go to Google and put in your name.   Chances are, there are pages of references to you … Continue reading

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