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Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown
Legal Issues

Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown

While your company's pace is at a manageable hum, check for overlooked permitting issues and that all operations comply with regulations.
Nellie Akalp
Tesla Motors Patents Now Available To Anyone
Patents

Tesla Motors Patents Now Available To Anyone

Elon Musk said the company is opening up its patents to competitors in 'the spirit of the open source movement.'
Nina Zipkin
FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations
Regulations

FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations

Recent communication from regulators sparked concerns that the government would ban cheese from being made on wooden shelves.
Kate Taylor
Will My Star-Wars Themed Product Idea Get Me Sued?

Will My Star-Wars Themed Product Idea Get Me Sued?

Our expert discusses nuances of copyright and trademark law.
Nina Kaufman
Illinois Outlaws Beauty Products Containing Non-Biodegradable Microbeads
Environment

Illinois Outlaws Beauty Products Containing Non-Biodegradable Microbeads

The tiny, synthetic beads -- found in facial cleansers, hand washes and toothpastes -- have been found to pollute our waters and introduce toxic chemicals into the food chain.
Geoff Weiss
A Simple Look at the Best Corporate Structure for Your Business
Incorporation

A Simple Look at the Best Corporate Structure for Your Business

The pros and cons of sole proprietorships, LLCs, S Corps and C Corps.
Doug and Polly White
3 Pitfalls to Avoid in Licensing Agreements
Licensing

3 Pitfalls to Avoid in Licensing Agreements

Of course your lawyer has to review your licensing contract but make certain you know what the lawyer may not.
Pete Canalichio
Get Your Imported Goods Through Customs
Startup Kit

Get Your Imported Goods Through Customs

As an import business owner, it's important to know the four basic steps for getting your foreign products through customs.
Your Papers, Please! Registering Your Business in Multiple States
Legal

Your Papers, Please! Registering Your Business in Multiple States

Registering your business in more than one state is a chore but much easier than dealing with the problems if you don't.
Nellie Akalp
The Liability Involved in Running a Personal Training Business
Startup Kit

The Liability Involved in Running a Personal Training Business

What's the extent of your liability if a client is injured while under your supervision? Here's how to protect yourself from liability when running a personal training business.
U.S. Charges Chinese Officials With Economic Espionage
Legal

U.S. Charges Chinese Officials With Economic Espionage

The indictment marks the first time that the U.S. government has brought charges against foreign officials for cyber spying.
Geoff Weiss
New York Takes Another Stab at Getting Airbnb User Info
Airbnb

New York Takes Another Stab at Getting Airbnb User Info

A day after a New York judge stalled a subpoena seeking data on Airbnb users, the state attorney general has filed a revised subpoena.
Amy Langfield
When is a Leave of Absence an Appropriate ADA Accommodation?
Legal

When is a Leave of Absence an Appropriate ADA Accommodation?

As part of the law, you may have to let employees take some time off. Here are three questions to ask when making your decision.
Marti Cardi
To Settle Beastie Boys Suit, GoldieBlox Must Cough Up $1 Million
Legal

To Settle Beastie Boys Suit, GoldieBlox Must Cough Up $1 Million

As the result of another copyright suit waged by the Beastie Boys against Monster Energy, new details in the band's settlement with toymaker GoldieBlox have emerged.
Geoff Weiss