Cowork Space

The Risks and Rewards of Coworking

Posted Posted in General, Intellectual property, Small business growth

When I reentered the legal profession after a startup adventure, I was hesitant to secure and sign an office lease.  I was immediately attracted to the “workplace as a service” or “coworking” model where business owners pay one set fee month to month for a private office, shared common area, internet, electricity, maintenance, coffee service…

Maximize Business Value with Intellectual Property

Maximizing a Business Exit: The Importance of Documenting and Securing Intellectual Property

Posted Posted in Intellectual property, Inventions and inventors, Small business growth

The Importance of Documenting and Securing Intellectual Property When I interview a new client, one of my first questions is “what do you ultimately want to do with the business?”   Very few people want to keep their business forever (for example, forgo retirement), and selling the business, hopefully for the maximum amount of profit, is…

Copyright infringment

Copyright Infringement and Fair Use

Posted Posted in Intellectual property, Inventions and inventors, Law and business, Small business growth

Copyright Infringement Copyright law protects original expressions.  Original expressions include: writings, art, songs, music, dance, software, blue prints etc.  Protection is automatic (but enhanced with a copyright filing) and it is protected for the life of the crated plus 70 years. Copyright infringement (colloquially referred to as “copyright theft”) is when someone uses copyrighted materials…

Why You Should Be Spending Time On Brand Development

Posted Posted in Intellectual property, Small business growth

Brand development is often perceived as the domain of big companies—the Targets, Walmarts, and Whole Foods of the world. But reality is a little different than most people’s perceptions. As an emerging small business, brand development is pivotal to helping you stand out from the competition and drive new business. A matter of fact, a…

Human Resources Expert Liesa Taylor on Organizational Leadership and The Gig Economy

Posted Posted in Business agreements, Business innovation, Employment law, General, Small business growth

My clients and I often notice that success in business growth requires organizational planning, leadership and talent management. Denver based, Liesa Taylor, is an organizational development and human resources consultant with years of experience helping all sizes of companies grow their management and employee teams (and she’s a friend of EmergeCounsel). She was just featured…

product start-up

From product start-up to store shelves

Posted Posted in Business innovation, Intellectual property, Small business growth

Inspiration from one niche product start-up We talk a lot about developing innovative ideas and protecting those ideas with intellectual property safeguards, such as patents and trademarks, but what happens next? How does that idea eventually end up in the hands of consumers? That’s why this story caught our eye. It’s about a simple product,…