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How to File a Trademark - Part 5

How to File a Trademark – Part 5

By Drew Stevens

This is part five in our series on how to file a trademark, and picking up from our previous post, we’ll continue to work through an example TEAS RF application.
How to File a Trademark - Part 4

How to File a Trademark – Part 4

By Drew Stevens

Here, we’ll dive into the mechanics of the trademark application itself and what you should be watching for if you’re new to intellectual property and are trying to file a trademark on your own with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The Importance of an Operating Agreement

The Importance of an Operating Agreement

By Andrew Randol

Like a couple engaged to be married, when two or more people decide to start a business together, they are usually bristling with excitement and enthusiasm. Leave it to us attorneys to rain on your parade. Like some marriages, business partnerships can fail. Even if a business is doing well, personalities clash and relationships become […]
Arbitration Clauses to Prevent Collective and Class Actions

Using Arbitration Clauses to Prevent Collective and Class Actions

By Andrew Randol

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified that arbitration agreements which require individualized arbitration are valid.[1] In many respects, arbitration is not as quick, cheap, and beneficial as some of its proponents claim. However, in the employer-employee context, arbitration agreements requiring individualized arbitration can potentially save employers thousands in legal expenses and ward off aggressive plaintiff […]
How to File a Trademark Part 3

How to File a Trademark – Part 3

By Drew Stevens

We’re up to part three in our quest to demystify the trademark application process and removing some of the confusion associated with key parts of filing for a trademark. In this post, we’ll cover one of the areas where intellectual property lawyers in Columbus, Ohio devote most of their time in filing a trademark – […]
How to File a Trademark - Part 2

How to File a Trademark – Part 2

By Drew Stevens

Welcome to part two in our ongoing series that covers the high-level points of how to file a trademark. A key part of intellectual property protection for startups, mid-market businesses, and mature corporations, trademarks can be a valuable way to protect business branding. If you’ve never dealt with Columbus intellectual property lawyers, read on. In […]
How to File a Trademark - Part 1

How to File a Trademark – Part 1

By Drew Stevens

There are a number of benefits of holding a federal trademark. When you hold a registered trademark and depending on whether you register on the Principal or Supplemental Register, you may get exclusive rights to the use of the mark, in relation to your goods and services.
Neural Networks and Advanced AI Contract Issues

Neural Networks and Advanced AI Contract Issues

By Drew Stevens

Hailed by some as one of the more promising tools in artificial intelligence and machine learning, neural networks present both a range of exciting applications and legal contract issues. As an AI lawyer, I always find working on AI, cloud platform, and neural network-related services contracts engaging, based on the unique and interesting issues that […]
Ohio’s Prompt Payment Act

Ohio’s Prompt Payment Act: An Overlooked Solution for Unpaid Subcontractors and Material Suppliers

By Andrew Randol

When subcontractors or material suppliers go unpaid, a mechanics’ lien is often looked at as their sole remedy. Typically, a mechanics’ lien should be filed in order to preserve any lien rights; however, this is not the only statutory remedy available to subcontractors and material suppliers. If a subcontractor or material supplier has requested payment […]

Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence: Financial and Operations Review

By Drew Stevens

Perhaps you’ve just started the due diligence process, and you’re wondering what you should be looking for in sizing up your target. Here, we’ll examine a few key areas – financials, operations, products, customers, and sales and marketing. Financial Review Your M&A process and gauging whether to buy your target business will likely center around […]

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