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Intellectual Property Strategies for Startups

by Revision Legal on

One of the toughest things about being a new and struggling startup is that funds can be incredibly limited, so you have to carefully assess how to use the precious resources you have most effectively...more

Why Start-Ups Should Consider Trademark Registration (and what is the difference between TM and ®)

by Bryan Cave on

Trademarks identify the source of goods and services, and distinguish them from those manufactured, sold or offered by others. Trademarks represent quality assurance and the goodwill of a business....more

"E-Commerce in India on the Rise"

Despite the headwinds facing Indian e-commerce start-ups, some of which had irrational cost structures and business models based solely on discounts, the overall success and potential of this sector, as well as its...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - April, 2017 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: VC Funding for UK Remained Steady in Q1 Despite Brexit - Startups received strong venture capital backing during Q1 in face of Brexit. ...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - SEC Publishes Compliance and Disclosure Guidance for Regulation Crowdfunding - On April 5, 2017, the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission...more

Unexpected Risks of Early Exercise ISOs

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Companies that permit the grant of early exercise incentive stock options (“ISOs”) do so primarily to limit the impact of the alternative minimum tax (“AMT”). However, due to fairly counterintuitive tax regulations,...more

4 Tips to Protect Textile Innovations

Is innovation a key component of your business plan? Will you distinguish yourself with unique product offerings? Whether protecting our men and women in uniform, advancing the treatment of medical conditions, or adding to a...more

Sellout: Why Control is Key in the Sale of VC-Backed Companies

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Every founder of a growth startup dreams of a big, successful exit — a sale of the company for millions of dollars. But that dream could be shattered if the investors are able to cause the company to be sold prematurely with...more

Convertible Debt Instruments for Startup Financing

Most start-ups initially fuel the idea behind the business with capital raised from friends and family. This “seed round” financing is often only enough to prove the concept of the business, but perhaps not enough cash to...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - April, 2017 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Know Your Limits: Understanding Your Term Sheet’s Exclusivity Provision - Before going exclusive with a VC, startups should understand this key provision in...more

Top commercial space developments in 2017 for ADG companies

by Hogan Lovells on

Thinking big and small(sat) satellites - The Huffington Post recently identified “Top 10 Tech Trends Transforming Humanity.”1 The first of these transformative tech trends was labeled “we are hyper-connecting the world”...more

How to Assemble a Board of Directors for a Startup

by JD Supra Perspectives on

A successful startup will likely see the structure and composition of its board of directors change significantly over time....more

Business Viewpoint with David Woodral: When seeking a patent, communication is key

by GableGotwals on

Businesses whose revenue streams depend at least in part on developing new or improved products are generally aware of the importance of protecting their intellectual property. Most also have a grasp that the utility patent,...more

What Startup Founders Should Consider When Choosing a Board of Directors

by JD Supra Perspectives on

The board of directors has tremendous significance to a startup company....more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - April, 2017

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: 'Downright Creepy': Internet Entrepreneurs Weigh in on Repeal of Internet Privacy Rules - Big Brother, big data and big worries about the repeal of...more

Key IP Questions For Emerging Businesses

Are you starting a new company or business venture? Launching an exciting new product or expanding into a new business line? Congratulations. Just remember, if you wind up with a high-growth opportunity, it can often pay big...more

Two Employment Law Issues Startups Should Know About

by Varnum LLP on

It's no secret that the first year of operation can make or break a startup. Don't let overlooked employment issues be your startup's downfall. Below is a brief overview of two major issues startups face in their first year....more

[Webinar] Key Employment Law Issues for Start-ups and Other Small Businesses, Including Relevant California Laws - April 19th,...

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

While large companies typically have human resources departments or in-house counsel to advise on the myriad of complex employment laws, start-ups and small businesses are often operating in the dark regarding these key...more

7 Insurance Questions Every Startup Founder Should Ask Themselves

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Many startups will either forego or postpone buying insurance. But this is usually a mistake....more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - March, 2017 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: IPOs Are Cool Again in Startup-Land - IPOs have been a rarity in the startup world in recent years, but signs point to a reversal if this column from...more

Orphan Drug Designation

“Orphan drug” is a designation given to certain pharmaceutical and biological products (drugs) that would likely not be developed due to a relatively small patient population and limited potential for profitability. In the...more

University License Agreements: Tips for Start-up Companies

Universities develop and license innovative technologies, patents and cutting edge research, and often transfer the benefit of such innovations to the public through licensing agreements with start-up companies. By licensing...more

Will Culture Change at Uber Before It’s Too Late?

by Thomas Fox on

What happens when a company delivers a superior product or service which is enthusiastically embraced by the consuming public, has a contented, if not equally enthusiastic, public facing work force and the business itself...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - March, 2017 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: QuickLaunch University Webinar: Determining the Right Type of Entity - Substance and form both matter when choosing the right entity for your startup....more

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