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Beyond the Cloud: How to BYOD, Step 1

Moving data to the cloud has been the critical data security challenge confronting organizations in the past few years. With the cloud transition well underway, the spotlight has turned to securing end-user devices like...more

Managing Legal Risks as a Start-up [Video]

Fenwick & West litigation partner Andrew Bridges emphasizes the importance for young companies to bring in legal counsel to identify litigation risks before they arise. According to Bridges, attorneys can then plan the...more

IP Attorneys: A Guide to Effective, Engaging Graphics for Patent Litigation

Apple’s recent victory over Samsung in their patent infringement case had to be one of the most closely watched intellectual property cases ever, and trial graphics played a decisive role in shaping juror and public opinion....more

Joint Venture Agreement JVA J.V.A. Partner Agreement

Joint Venture Agreement Ideal for protecting partner firms, companies, or organizations while entering into a mutual business relationship. ...more

Non Disclosure Agreement NDA N.D.A.

A comprehensive NDA to be used with most mutual business arangements that involve the sharing of intellectual property for the purpose of business, marketing, product, development, et. al....more

The surge in foreign language document review projects

As we have indicated in numerous posts over the last year, foreign language document reviews have dominated the U.S. contract attorney market due to the continuing increase in FCPA cases. It has provided a stream of work from...more

Interesting Articles And News From Around the Web: 11/1-11/07/2010

Interesting Articles And News From Around the Web: 11/1-11/07/2010...more

The Gatekeeper Initiative and the Risk-Based Approach to Client Due Diligence: The Imperative for Voluntary Good Practices...

Table of Contents 1. FATF and the 40+9 Recommendations ...85 2. Background of Gatekeeper Initiative .... 88 3. Risk-Based Approach and Development of Lawyer Guidance ... 91 4. Risk Categories ... 94 5. Development of...more

10 Common Mistakes that Business Owners Make

By Donald W. Hudspeth The following is an outline of a lecture I have given to the Edson Institute at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona as well as the Arizona Small Business Development Center and The...more

Arizona Personal Asset Protection Attorneys

Arizona Personal Asset Protection Attorneys As a business owner, proactive personal asset protection may be essential to protecting your hard-earned assets against situations and events beyond your control. At The Law...more

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arizona Businesses

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arizona Businesses Increasingly, businesses are including alternative dispute resolution (ADR) clauses in standard business-to-business and consumer contracts, and even businesses without...more

International Business Law: Starting or Buying an Arizona Business

International Business Law: Starting or Buying an Arizona Business Investing in Arizona... Arizona international business attorneys... Work with a skilled Arizona business attorney with an international bent At...more

S-Corporation or C-Corporation? Incorporating in Arizona

S-Corporation or C-Corporation? Incorporating in Arizona S-corporations and C-corporations share many of the same advantages and disadvantages. Probably the single biggest drawback to both forms of corporation in Arizona...more

How to Form a LLC in Arizona

How to Form a LLC in Arizona For many self-employed Arizonans, forming an LLC is the best choice for their business. Likewise for many sole proprietorships, partnerships, and other small businesses. LLCs—limited liability...more

Buying or Selling a Business in Arizona

Buying or Selling a Business in Arizona I am a business attorney in Phoenix Arizona. Here are some tips for buying or selling a business in Arizona: BUYING A BUSINESS IN ARIZONA 1. Business Brokers, Pros and...more

Working Beyond Your Means

Character and the trouble it can cause you and your owner-operated business: If you, as a small business, don’t add the “Structure” of Goals, Roles and Controls internally to support the volume weight of growth, then the...more

The Importance of Trademark Due Diligence

It goes without saying that most entrepreneurs would never consider buying an existing business without first conducting the proper due diligence on it and its present owners. The idea is to try to uncover those more latent...more

Publicity Rights in Ads: Obama vs. Weatherproof Co.

In early January 2010, the Weatherproof outerwear company blatantly challenged a request from the White House to dismantle a massive advertisement the company placed in Times Square, New York. The ad prominently featured the...more

USPTO Trademark Office Actions

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reviews each trademark application that is filed in the United States. The USPTO often issues what are known as “office actions” to applicants that describe the legal...more

Understanding Trade Dress

Businesses work hard to develop the visual appearance of their products so that the product is easily recognizable and associated with the good will of the product and company. Visual appearance, like written words or...more

Understanding Trade Secrets

Trade secrets are confidential and specialized pieces of information that are unique to the business and important to its profitability. As such, the law provides special protections for trade secrets....more

Trademark "Secondary Meaning" Explained

A trademark that has acquired secondary meaning means that the trademark has become recognized as a brand for specific goods and services from a single source....more

Litigation Project Management -- Why Use Workflow?

There are 3 key elements that are all pre-requisites for achieving workflow success: People, Workflow Process, and the Technology. So, if you have found yourself in a situation where you don’t have defined processes,...more

Why Busines People Get Frustrated With Lawyers

Why do business people get frustrated with lawyers? Because lawyers often do not understand their business strategy and management issues. As a result, corporate and intellectual property lawyers are unable to integrated...more

Tying Outside Legal Costs to Value

The most important trend in the legal industry is connecting a client's value of a matter to the fees charged by law firms. Corporate counsel have become the market makers and change agents and are requiring firms to become...more

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