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With the speculative, costly and long-term nature of developing various literary properties (i.e., books graphic novels, etc.) for screen (i.e., film, TV, etc.), producers require an effective mechanism to secure rights for a limited time (without having to spend exorbitant sums for a project that may never secure the financing or other elements necessary to

By: Kaiser Wahab Non-Disclosure Agreements (“NDA”) lend security to the dissemination and use of sensitive information between parties, critical during the development of a product or when sharing and disseminating research, data, algorithms, plans, etc.  Since every trade secret and scenario is unique, an NDA should be tailored to match the particular confidential information it

By: Kaiser Wahab and Susanna Guffey Information and data supplied by patients via smartphones and the Internet are poised to drastically lower costs associated with medical care and make it easier for doctors to treat patients, even remotely. However, developers should keep in mind the particular regulatory and compliance issues that arise when dealing with

By: Tommas Balducci, Kaiser Wahab In this article we will explore the nuances of a particular type of agreement, the Independent Contractor Agreement for the production of intellectual property. We have previously discussed best practices and common elements of general commercial contracts. Contracts dealing with the creation of intellectual property differ from other Independent Contractor

By Lauren Mack Beginning on September 23, 2013, a provision of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”) that lifts the 80-year-old ban on general solicitation and advertising for private offerings came into effect, allowing startups and other private companies to announce to the world that they are making a private

By Susanna Guffey, Lauren Mack, and Kaiser Wahab Crowdfunding portals like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are now prime funding options for every manner of venture, from artists, to entrepreneurs, to mature companies.  However, for ventures where intellectual property is mission critical, jumping into crowdfunding without careful planning may cause significant harm. Even worse, lack of planning

Famous marks qualify for protection under the federal anti-dilution statute, see 15 U.S.C. § 1125(c).  In most cases, trademark dilution involves an unauthorized use of another’s trademark on products that do not compete with, and have little connection with, those of the trademark owner.  So for example, a famous trademark used by one company to

Given that privacy law is now at the forefront of any business operation, having a high level view of the various privacy based lines of attack a party can direct at your venture is critical. So our firm prepared this simple outline of privacy lawsuit causes of action. Being familiar with them can prove useful

With the popularity of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and the federal government’s blessing of equity crowdfunding (“EC”), the recent trend to fund projects by seeking a little money from many may surpass private equity offerings as the new normal. Hence traditional Regulation D offerings (“Reg D”) that typically seek larger amounts from fewer investors may

By Tommas Balducci and Kaiser Wahab In commercial lending transactions, lenders often seek to secure and collateralize assets of the borrower. In particular, where those assets consist of copyrights, there are pitfalls that do not plague typical secured transactions. For example, a lender extending debt to a software developer might be confronted with software copyright

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