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As far as cease and desist letters go, I religiously counsel my clients, whether they are looking to enforce their rights, or defend against another party’s assertions, that the name of the game is TONE, TONE, TONE. Get the tone wrong, like in this…
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In anticipation of the January 1, 2018 roll-out of legal recreational marijuana in California, the state government has launched a pair of web portals to act as “one-stop shops” for the creation and licensing of cannabis-related businesses. The California…
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Business owners operating websites, apps, or other online services that transmit, cache, store, or link to user generated content have until December 31, 2017 to comply with recent changes made by the U.S. Copyright Office to its safe harbor registration…
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As the end of the year approaches, many entrepreneurs begin to think about taking the leap to start a business, and look to the limited liability company (“LLC”) as the vehicle to protect their personal assets from the debts and liabilities of their…
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The Problem: Your Terms of Use May Not Be Enforceable Website owners or software developers who take the time to have advantageous terms of use drafted for them expect that they will be enforceable against users, but that is not always the case, as…
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If your startup company is taking the plunge into the world of entrepreneurship, or you have a small business that is just finding its feet, identifying and protecting your company’s intellectual property should be high on your priority list. This is…
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An interview with yours truly about IP issues that should be on every entrepreneur’s radar will air for a limited time for free on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 4PM EST/1PM PST. The interview will be available for public viewing for 48-hours from that…
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CVL client Stu Nixon, co-author of the iconic book series Deadbase, was interviewed for a feature on dead.net, the Grateful Dead’s official website. Stu and co-author Mike Dolgushkin relaunched the book series in 2015 with Deadbase 50. The Dead’s Facebook…
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On Friday September 15th a judge in the Southern District of New York ruled that a raunchy play based on the Dr. Suess book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” amounted to a fair use of the underlying work. “Who’s Holiday!”: A Raunchy Grinch Redux Dr. Suess…
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In a blow to beer drinkers who appreciate North Coast Brewing Co.’s “Brother Theolonius” Belgian Style Abbey Ale (this author included), the estate of jazz legend Theolonius Monk filed a complaint against the microbrewery on August 29, 2017 alleging…
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