In a time of disaster or emergency, it can be difficult or even impossible to perform contracts that your business agreed to before the disaster or emergency occurred. What do you do if your business cannot perform its agreements?
Contracts and Licensing
While you and your employees are working remotely is a good time to work on some of those long-term projects you’ve been putting off—both personal and business. It may help your business emerge from this crisis in fighting shape.
If you have ever signed an employment agreement, or asked your employees to sign one, it probably had a covenant not to compete with the employer if the employee leaves the business. These clauses are usually called “non-competes.” They typically limit the time and the geographic area within which the former employee can perform the […]
The hot new social site is Pinterest, alternately referred to as a threat to Facebook and Twitter and the biggest threat to copyright since Napster. If Pinterest would be an asset to your business, how can you ensure your customers can feel comfortable pinning your products or services?
The Creative Commons is a project initiated in part by professors at my alma mater, Duke Law, through their work at the Center for the Public Domain. The Creative Commons says that it “develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.” What exactly does that mean?
This four-part series is a brief introduction to the various types of intellectual property. Today’s topic: trade secrets.