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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Doug Wolf.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Doug Wolf.

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Attorney Doug Wolf wants to answer your big startup questions about trademarks, copyright, due diligence and working with venture groups.
March 5, 2014 in The 'Treps
Photos: How Drones Are Changing the Way We Do Business

How Drones Are Changing the Way We Do Business

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From filmmaking to sales, unmanned aerial vehicles are transforming how businesses operate and grow.
March 3, 2014 in Technology
If You Run a Company Together, What Happens When You Divorce?

If You Run a Company Together, What Happens When You Divorce?

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Wevorce cofounder Michelle Crosby shares tips on doing the unthinkable: divorcing your business partner.
February 25, 2014 in Leadership
Oklahoma Makes Personal Finance Mandatory for High School Students

Oklahoma Makes Personal Finance Mandatory for High School Students

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A law passed in 2007 and beginning in May will require teachers to certify students' working knowledge of banking, taxes, investing, loans and more.
February 24, 2014 in Money
Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

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While Comedy Central was revealed to be behind Dumb Starbucks, it was the lack of proper permits that doomed the shop.
February 11, 2014 in Franchises
Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?

Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?

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A coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks opened this weekend in Los Angeles. The only difference from the original? The word 'dumb' in front of its name.
February 10, 2014 in Franchises
Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

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The FAA's shutdown of Lakemaid beer delivery drones drew criticism for hurting small businesses.
February 5, 2014 in News and Trends
App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

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FiftyThree, which created its own award-winning app entitled Paper in 2012, may take legal action against Facebook for its much-ballyhooed new reader app of the same name.
February 4, 2014 in Apps & Software
In France, Fresh Foods Have to Carry a Special Stamp So They Aren't Mistaken for Frozen

In France, Fresh Foods Have to Carry a Special Stamp So They Aren't Mistaken for Frozen

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French Parliament approved legislation on Wednesday stating that restaurants must denote homemade cuisine on their menus with a special seal.
January 31, 2014 in Legal Center
Chobani Can't Be Marketed as 'Greek Yogurt' in the U.K.

Chobani Can't Be Marketed as 'Greek Yogurt' in the U.K.

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A British court ruled that Chobani can't call their product 'Greek yogurt' because it is made in the U.S.
January 30, 2014 in Business Management
Burger With A Side of Heroin? McDonald's Worker Found Selling Drugs in Happy Meals

Burger With A Side of Heroin? McDonald's Worker Found Selling Drugs in Happy Meals

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A McDonald's employee in Pittsburgh was arrested for selling heroin to customers at the drive-thru.
January 30, 2014 in Franchises
Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit

Prince Targets His Biggest Fans in New Copyright Suit

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Instead of targeting file sharing sites, Prince is now suing 22 website owners and Facebook users for copyright violation -- many of whom are likely his biggest fans.
January 27, 2014 in Legal Center
Sweet Victory: Candy Crush Developer Trademarks the Word 'Candy'

Sweet Victory: Candy Crush Developer Trademarks the Word 'Candy'

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved a trademark claim filed by the social game company, King. Now, Apple is notifying app developers in breach of the ruling.
January 21, 2014 in Apps & Software
Game On: China Lifts 14-Year Ban on Video Game Consoles

Game On: China Lifts 14-Year Ban on Video Game Consoles

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Leading video game manufactures are cautiously optimistic on China's easing of a ban on gaming consoles such as PlayStation, Xbox and Wii.
January 8, 2014 in Legal Center
2014 May be the Year to Find Your Lawyer Online

2014 May be the Year to Find Your Lawyer Online

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New companies are making it easier, and cheaper, to connect with legal representatives.
January 6, 2014 in Legal Center
Up in Smoke: First Retail Licenses for Marijuana Distributed in Denver

Up in Smoke: First Retail Licenses for Marijuana Distributed in Denver

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Pot will be sold, legally, for recreational use. This isn't a joke.
December 27, 2013 in Legal Center
How to Keep Your Startup's Secrets Private

How to Keep Your Startup's Secrets Private

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Our expert attorney Peter Buckland discusses how startups should go about divulging startup secrets to investors, business partners and others.
December 26, 2013 in Legal Center
Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

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When launching a startup, often founders need to offer up equity to employees in lieu of big salaries. Our legal expert Peter Buckland offers up advice on how to approach equity option pools.
December 18, 2013 in Legal Center
How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

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Negotiating a lease can be as simple as buying a toothbrush or as complicated as buying a new car. These tips can help simplify the process.
December 11, 2013 in Location
3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs

3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs

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If you fail to implement a formal agreement, there can be costly consequences in the end. Be sure to put it in writing and save the hassle down the road.
December 6, 2013 in Legal Center
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Peter Buckland

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Peter Buckland

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Lawyer Peter Buckland wants to answer your big startup questions about allocating equity, setting up a board of directors, raising capital and intellectual property.
December 4, 2013 in Legal Center
Spotify to Musicians: Don't Hate On Us

Spotify to Musicians: Don't Hate On Us

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The streaming music service is determined to convince artists, both big and small, that streaming can be a real money maker.
December 3, 2013 in News and Trends
Was the Ban on Cell Phones in Flight Ever Necessary? Nope.

Was the Ban on Cell Phones in Flight Ever Necessary? Nope.

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Regulators never had any data to suggest that cell phone use in flight was in any way a danger to passengers.
November 22, 2013 in Mobile
Photos: Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

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With Starbucks losing its fight against 'Charbucks' coffee, here's a look at seven more legal battles over copycat names.
November 18, 2013 in Franchises
Starbucks to Pay Kraft $2.8 Billion Over Packaged Coffee Dispute

Starbucks to Pay Kraft $2.8 Billion Over Packaged Coffee Dispute

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An arbitrator said Starbucks owes Kraft $2.8 billion for breaking a packaged coffee contract, forcing the coffee giant to revise its latest earnings.
November 13, 2013 in Franchises

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