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.


 

Balough Law Offices helps start-ups and closely-held companies obtain their trademarks,  protect their trade secrets, grow their businesses, and successfully license their intellectual property.


Business Counseling

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.

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Starting a Business

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.

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Intellectual Property

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.

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Internet/Cyberlaw

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.

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In the News

FTC Requests Protection of RadioShack Customer Personal Information

FTC Requests Protection of RadioShack Customer Personal Information

The court handling the bankruptcy of RadioShack Corp. should place conditions on the sale of personal consumer info...

Actress Can’t Force YouTube To Take Down Anti-Muslim Film

Actress Can’t Force YouTube To Take Down Anti-Muslim Film

The actress who sought to have her five-second appearance in a controversial anti-Muslim movie removed from YouTube...

Cisco Report Says Your Company’s Network Breach Is Coming

Cisco Report Says Your Company’s Network Breach Is Coming

The question companies face today about the vulnerability of their data is not if their network will be comprised b...

Putting Personal Information on Parking Ticket on Window Is OK

Putting Personal Information on Parking Ticket on Window Is OK

Writing a person’s personal information on a parking ticket and leaving it face down on the vehicle’s windshiel...


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Richard C. Balough On ABA Privacy and Data Security Webinar Panel

  Richard C. Balough will be one of four speakers at a webinar on Online Privacy & Data Security presented by the American Bar Association's Business Law Section.  The panel will give an overview designed for business law attorneys of the most important U.S. federal privacy and data security laws and regulations. The program will offer a set of best practices for attorneys to address client data security and privacy protection issues. The webinar is scheduled for May 28, 2015 from noon to 1:30 Central Time. Registration can be made through the ABA.