Small Business, Intellectual Property, Trademarks, and Cyberspace Law
As a business owner, you need an attorney who listens to you and provides cost-effective advice on how you can protect your intellectual property and grow your established business or start-up. At Chicago-based Balough Law Offices, we work to enhance the value of our clients’ products and services through trademarks, licensing, copyrights, and trade secrets protection. We assist our clients in their Internet and brick-and-mortar presence with appropriate website agreements, privacy policies, non-disclosure agreements, and other contracts.
In running your business, you enter into written and unwritten contracts. Do you know what the contracts mean? Do they contain provisions that protect or hurt your business? Do you have effective agreements with your employees? Are your corporate policies up-to-date? We act as outside general counsel for many businesses. Learn how we can help your business deal with legal issues in a cost-effective manner.
You have enough to worry about when you start a new business. Legal issues should not consume your valuable time and resources. We can help you to decide on the proper entity to do business and how you and your co-owners make vital decisions about the business, including what happens if one of you decides to leave.
The most valuable assets of your business may be its intellectual property. Have you taken steps to adequately protect these assets? We advise businesses on the best way to protect their intellectual property through licensing, copyrights, trademarks, non-disclosure agreements, and trade secrets. Learn how we can help you.
You need to be aware of your legal rights and obligations on the Internet. It is important not only to take steps to protect your intellectual property, including trademarks and copyrighted materials on your website, but also to be in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations about unfair business practices, online privacy, children’s privacy, and other issues affecting internet commerce.
Supreme Court Strikes Down PTO Prohibition Against Derogatory Trademarks
(June 20, 2017) The United States Supreme Court has found that the Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) prohibit...
Website Posting Alone Cannot Support Finding of Access for Copyright Infringement
(June 8, 2017) Placing copyrighted materials on a website does not justify an inference that an alleged infringer a...
Autonomous Vehicle Legal Issues Explored by Richard C. Balough
(May 11, 2017) As autonomous and driverless vehicles take to the roads, drivers, car manufactures, programmers, and...
Google This: Is Google’s Trademark Generic?
(May 18, 2017) Even though the public may use “google” in a generic sense with regards to internet search engin...
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