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 […]
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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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 […]
Every person on the Internet is being tracked, monitored, and registered by different digital technologies and companies. Most people are now used to this for marketing and advertising purposes. You can check out a pair of shoes on one website, then immediately start seeing ads for that same pair of shoes on a completely different […]
There is one unintended consequence of the craft beer revolution: breweries are running out of names for beer. The number of breweries has nearly tripled in the last few years to over 6,000 across the United States. Charlotte, North Carolina opened their first local brewery back in 2009, and now have nearly 50. Fresh, tasty […]
Strange rules and urban myths pop up all the time regarding the law, and are frequently difficult to prove or disprove. There are rarely bright-line rules, and you will probably find some variations between different states and jurisdictions. A ruling in California may be completely ignored in North Carolina. The following are urban myths from […]
The Charlotte Observer reported that popular bar, restaurant, and Carolina Panthers tailgating spot Draught received some unwelcomed news this week: they were being sued for playing five songs as background music on Spotify and Pandora. How much could five songs potentially cost the Charlotte business? $150,000, plus attorneys fees, even when using a paid music […]
The Internet opens up things never previously imagined, and that includes widespread online copyright infringement. Someone can take a video, clip, movie, television show, or even an original song and monetize it on YouTube in just a few simple clicks. What can you do if you find something you made uploaded to a streaming site? […]
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