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Copyright law basics: Infringement and DMCA takedown notices

California and Idaho startups in the entertainment, media, and advertising industries should be aware of basic information regarding copyrights.  What is copyright and what does it protect?  Copyright protects an idea once it’s been put into an expression. For example, books, sculptures, films, art, and computer code can be copyrighted. Copyright covers creative works.  Copyright …

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Non Disclosure Agreement

Key terms in a startup’s non-disclosure agreement

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) protect a company’s confidential information and should be a standard document curated by both California and Idaho startups. Startups should understand the key components of NDAs to best protect their confidential information. There are generally two types of NDAs: a one-sided NDA and a mutual NDA. This blog post will discuss contractual …

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Protect Startup Intellectual Property

Three essential contracts that protect a startup’s intellectual property

Idaho and California startups should be aware of which types of contracts are essential to protect their intellectual property. There are three primary contracts startups should consider when creating, assigning, and protecting its intellectual property: Technology Assignment Agreements (TAA), Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreements (CIAA of CIIAA), and Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs).  In order to determine …

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Intellectual Property Blog

What type of intellectual property does your startup own?

California and Idaho startups should understand different categories of Intellectual Property in order to determine how best to protect these assets.  As a practical matter, a variety of different assets can be considered intellectual property. A non exhaustive list of IP includes: technology, brands and marks, data, customer information, business processes, people and know how, …

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Franchise termination laws in every state

It is important for franchisors and franchisees to have a clear understanding of how to terminate the franchise contract. Thankfully for both parties, there is some consistency among Franchise Registration states. Those states are California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a …

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Franchise Part 1

Franchise law basics — what is franchising

Some California and Idaho investors might consider opening a franchise as an investment opportunity. But before they do, it’s important to become familiar with what a franchise is. What is a franchise? A franchise is contract that outlines a specific type of business relationship between the “franchisor” and “franchisee”. The franchisor is the party who …

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