Comedians like Louis CK are using gag orders to protect jokes; can startups do the same to protect business ideas?

Stand-up comedians and startups are fighting the same problem:…

Pay to Play: Legally Playing Music, Radio, and TV at your Business

I often get some variation of the following question from clients:…

"Gray area" IP: Trademarks for marijuana, hemp, CBD, and cannabis

States have rolled back laws restricting marijuana use, with…

Fighting YouTube copyright claims from trolls and scammers

Google has some of the world's most advanced technology, ranging…

Protecting intellectual property in software and apps

Only a few years ago  it was groundbreaking for a phone to have…

Lessons learned from The Office about protecting your company from former employees

There are few guarantees when running your own business. However,…

Top 5 Problems with DIY Startup Formations

I have a lot of startups and small businesses that walk into…

Copyright infringement demand letter: what to do when threatened for using a copyrighted image or video

The Internet allows startups and small businesses to have a 24/7…

Startup strategies: Why every small business must protect their trade secrets

Startups and small businesses must constantly push to outdo their…