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Service Workers Union Allies With Franchisees, Drawing Ire of Franchise Industry
Franchises

Service Workers Union Allies With Franchisees, Drawing Ire of Franchise Industry

The Service Employees International Union launched a franchisee-focused initiative, as the International Franchise Association reaffirms franchisees' satisfaction with the system.
Kate Taylor
Why File Design Patents? Modern Uses of a Classic Form of Intellectual Property.
Patents

Why File Design Patents? Modern Uses of a Classic Form of Intellectual Property.

Today's smart companies -- big and small -- are using them as part of a comprehensive IP strategy.
Eric Raciti
Bitcoin VIP: The Internet Had a Shady Start, Too
Bitcoin

Bitcoin VIP: The Internet Had a Shady Start, Too

Gavin Andresen of the Bitcoin Foundation says that the use of the digital currency for less-than-legal purchases laid the groundwork for its entering the mainstream.
Is LinkedIn Trying to Catch You Lying on Your Resume? Maybe.
Linkedin

Is LinkedIn Trying to Catch You Lying on Your Resume? Maybe.

LinkedIn has filed a patent for a fact-checking system that would likely be used to check user-generated content as well as resumes and bios.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Iowa's Massive Bird Flu Outbreak Prompts Mexico to Ban Imported Poultry, Eggs
Food

Iowa's Massive Bird Flu Outbreak Prompts Mexico to Ban Imported Poultry, Eggs

Mexico is the largest buyer of U.S. chicken and one of several countries who have enacted restrictions over the last month.
What UberX and Lyft Drivers Can Do to Minimize Their Personal Liability
Sharing Economy

What UberX and Lyft Drivers Can Do to Minimize Their Personal Liability

The independent status of those behind the wheel raises a sticky issue.
Nellie Akalp
Uber to Stop Using Unlicensed Cab Drivers in Germany Per Court Ruling
Uber

Uber to Stop Using Unlicensed Cab Drivers in Germany Per Court Ruling

The ride sharing service will also be lowering its fees.
In Tennessee, Only Franchisees Can Be Held Accountable for Employees
Joint Employer

In Tennessee, Only Franchisees Can Be Held Accountable for Employees

As the joint employer battles causes waves throughout the franchise industry, a new Tennessee law affirms franchisor and franchisee employees as separate entities.
Kate Taylor
The Legal Advice Mark Cuban Didn't Take
Legal

The Legal Advice Mark Cuban Didn't Take

But that doesn't mean you -- and your business -- should follow suit.
Steve Cook
Protect Your Brand, Oprah Style: 5 Legal Strategies She Uses (And You Should, Too)
Branding

Protect Your Brand, Oprah Style: 5 Legal Strategies She Uses (And You Should, Too)

Besides investing in trademarking strategies, a chief component and underlying thread to Oprah's mega-success is keeping her brand strong by preventing dilution.
Jo-Ná A. Williams
Amazon Sues Alleged Sellers of Bogus 5-Star Product Reviews
Amazon

Amazon Sues Alleged Sellers of Bogus 5-Star Product Reviews

Beware peddlers of lies. The ecommerce goliath is dropping the legal hammer on four sites it claims hawk fake positive product reviews.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
5 Ways to Manage 'Mad Men'-Era Sexual Harassment
Legal

5 Ways to Manage 'Mad Men'-Era Sexual Harassment

Spoiler alert! Every entrepreneur should follow these 5 "R"s in training their managers on sexual and other forms of unlawful harassment.
Jonathan Segal
What the Craft Beer Industry Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Trademarks
Branding

What the Craft Beer Industry Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Trademarks

The amazing growth in the number of brew companies has created many branding and trademark conflicts. How they are resolved is a great lesson.
Peter Gasca
Cuba Says U.S. Companies Won't Get Preferential Treatment
Cuba

Cuba Says U.S. Companies Won't Get Preferential Treatment

There won't be any special relationships once diplomatic relations are restored between the two countries.