Cybersecurity may sound like an IT issue but businesses are finding out this is a major issue for top management. Large corporations, small businesses, and even startups maintain a range of sensitive data, ranging from personally identifiable information to confidential financial and client information. Computers produce a lot of information on clients. Look at Yahoo’s […]
About Matt Chambers
Matt leads the Intellectual Property practice at Spengler & Agans. He assists companies and content creators with the protection and development of their copyrights, trademarks, and new media and internet issues. He developed two legally-focused startups, including a digital media company that managed the domestic and international distribution, marketing, licensing, clearances, negotiations, and piracy monitoring of hundreds of films and television shows.
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Only a few years ago it was groundbreaking for a phone to have a full web browser. Now phone apps can call cars, order food, stream movies, play games, and connect unlimited music to smart speakers. Even non-tech companies have apps that service clients and potential customers. Software and apps are an important and valuable […]
There are few guarantees when running your own business. However, as soon as you hire your first employee, you are guaranteed to eventually lose them. You hope that former employee leaves on good terms but that’s not always realistic. Even if you ensured the employee was happy and well paid, they may decide to use […]
The Internet allows startups and small businesses to have a 24/7 storefront. The site can be found by new customers easily accessible and located through social media and search engines. Instead of spending 9-5 at a brick and mortar location, founders can work flexible hours, rent a virtual office, setup at a coworking workspace, or […]
Startups and small businesses must constantly push to outdo their competition, or they can quickly become former competition. Trade secrets can be the key to prevent business extinction. What happens if the competition steals your ideas, plans, and products? Trademarks, copyrights, and patents can protect big parts of a small business, but how do you […]
Every business starts with an idea. Even the best idea can be quickly exposed and copied by bigger companies in the market. For fans of Shark Tank, this problem usually comes up right before venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary asks the business founder why a competitor won’t “crush you like the cockroaches you are.” Startups and […]
Amazon has built one of the world’s richest companies that now does everything from produce movies to design smart assistants like Siri. The company started off as an online marketplace, and is the go-to for purchasing everything you can imagine. Amazon sells products themselves, but allows anyone to sell products on their website. This became […]
Business and startup founders spend countless hours and frequently thousands of dollars coming up with the perfect business name and logo. These are integral to a new business, and is the first thing a customer see. These marks build goodwill in the market, and represent the quality of their goods and services. This can be […]
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