We recently had a discussion in an attempt to clarify when a startup transitions to becoming a young company. Our amazing Evangelist Michael Witham did some research and found no cut and dried definition. Based on my day yesterday, I believe it is when you have something I would call “bench strength.” Trace back toContinue reading “Bench Strength”
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Meet Kelly, Our Engagement Success Specialist
What I learned about IP before I started at Traklight?
Trademark Disputes: Now Playing At Your Local Redbox
If you’ve ever rented a movie from Redbox, you have likely seen some choices that bear a suspicious resemblance to films currently playing in theaters. For example, last holiday season, many Redbox kiosks offered a movie called “Age of the Hobbits” at the same time Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” was in theaters.
Copyrights, Trolls, and Your Rights
Leadership and Teenagers
Fresh off a vacation with four teenagers all I can think about is how it relates to leading a company. Family travel is always a challenge; toss in hormones and stepsibling rivalry with a three-hour time difference and tensions understandably rise…some of the very same tensions left behind at the office.
A Reflection on 2013
Gut Feel: Ignore at Your Own Peril
Happy Holidays from the Traklight Family
Protecting Intellectual Property with a Non-Disclosure Agreement
A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is a relatively straightforward and effective device that will help in protecting your intellectual property (IP). This is a quick guide to creating and using NDAs appropriate for your individual business needs.
When Hiring, Don’t Forget to Get Ownership of the Work Product: Understanding the Concept of “Work Made for Hire”
Guest Blog Written by: Jennifer Lefere, Of Counsel at The Law Offices of Jere M. Friedman, PLLC, where she advises businesses and individuals in protecting their intellectual property assets.
Is copyright extension a welcome change?
In 1998, the Copyright Term Extension Act more popularly known as the ‘Sonny Bono Act’ or ‘Mickey Mouse Protection Act’ (due to its fierce lobbying by Walt Disney and Sonny Bono’s wife, Mary Bono) extended copyright terms in the United States by 20 years. This enactment helped large corporations with exceedingly valued copyrights succeed inContinue reading “Is copyright extension a welcome change?”