Ashley Dobbs

Ashley Dobbs

Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC

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Business Law Newsletter - November 2014

In This Issue: - Look Before You Click “Agree”: The Importance of Negotiating Your Company’s Software License Agreements - Fraud in Virginia - Common Myths about Copyright and the Internet - Excerpt from...more

11/18/2014 - Apple Clickwrap Agreements Copyright Fair Use Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Fraudulent Inducement Internet IP License iTunes License Agreements Pleading Standards Public Domain Software

Common Myths about Copyrights and the Internet

Myth: If it’s on the Internet, it’s in the public domain. Mostly False. “Public domain” refers to works which are NOT protected by copyright law. There are only three ways in which something can be considered...more

11/13/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Corporate Counsel Fair Use Internet Popular Public Domain

Redskins Trademark Cancelled – Q&A With Bean, Kinney & Korman

By now, you’ve no doubt heard the news that yesterday (June 18, 2014), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), an administrative body of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) cancelled the Washington NFL team’s...more

6/20/2014 - Blackhorse v Pro-Football Disparagement Football Laches Native American Issues NFL Redskins Registration Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Trademarks USPTO

7 Intellectual Property Mistakes Startup Entrepreneurs Often Make

What’s the biggest mistake startup entrepreneurs make with respect to their intellectual property, and what can they do to fix it? That’s the question we recently put to IP attorneys writing on JD Supra, knowing that the...more

2/3/2014 - Business Formation Copyright First-to-File Legal Perspectives Patents Startups Trademarks USPTO

Business Law Newsletter - January 2014

In This Issue: - Minority Shareholder Rights in Virginia - Revisions to Federal Non-Party Subpoena Power (Rule 45): Streamlining and Simplifying Outdated Procedures, Effective December 1, 2013 - Common...more

1/9/2014 - Copyright Minority Shareholders Non-Parties Small Business Startups Subpoenas

Common Copyright Mistakes Small Businesses Make

Recently, I was asked, “What are the most common mistakes that small businesses make?” There are several, but the first two that came to mind within the intellectual property arena are: (1) failing to make sure they...more

1/3/2014 - Copyright Small Business

The One Mistake Startup Entrepreneurs Always Make - A Legal Perspective...

In your experience working with startup entrepreneurs, what's the one mistake they make time and again? The answer to that question of course varies greatly, depending on whom you ask - and, for legal perspective, we...more

10/24/2013 - Business Formation Legal Perspectives Shareholders' Agreements Startups

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