Category Archives: Legal Blog Posts

Deadline Approaching to Comply with New Website Copyright Regulation

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 process. Failure to comply can expose businesses to copyright infringement claims, which in some instances can…
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The “15-Day Rule”: How It Can Help When Forming an LLC

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 business. When it comes to LLCs, California has a little-known mechanism for avoiding…
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Uber Case Adds Clarity to Click-Wrap Agreement Enforceability

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 reported in this blog in 2015 and again earlier this year. Disputes involving…
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Take Stock: 5 IP Assets Your Small Business May Need to Protect ASAP

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 especially true if your business depends on monetizing these assets. You can start by…
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