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Allocation of Risk in Master Service Agreements with Tech Companies

Allocation of Risk in Master Service Agreements with Tech Companies

by Maria Juri and Jana Gouchev, August 2021 Well negotiated Master Service Agreements (MSAs) are so important to the working relationship of service providers and clients. The MSA sets the terms of engagement for all current and future work. Unlike traditional service...

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Is it Trademark Infringement? Three Tips to Protect Your Brand Reputation

Is it Trademark Infringement? Three Tips to Protect Your Brand Reputation

If you want to protect your company from trademark infringement, it’s critical that you do the work to register your trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. If you do, you’ll have a better chance of proving trademark infringement and stop another company / competitor from stealing and copying your trademarks and infringing your trade dress.

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7 Ways to Gain Competitive Advantage During Contract Negotiations

7 Ways to Gain Competitive Advantage During Contract Negotiations

Contract negotiations can get complicated, but it’s critical you don’t set aside the tough issues for another day. You need to make sure you’ve covered even the minutiae before the deal is made. It’s often easier to consider the contract section by section, instead of as one single document, which can get overwhelming.

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Client Spotlight – Friends NYC

Client Spotlight – Friends NYC

Friends NYC is a 2200-square-foot indie department store / retail goodness that started as a friendship pact between wannabe-sisters Mary Meyer and Emma Kadar-Penner. “When we initially started our business, we were flying by the seat of our pants.”

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Client Spotlight – Decodist

Client Spotlight – Decodist

Meet Jason Shaw – Founder of Decodist, a company that addresses the gap in the website development industry. Decodist makes high-value technology more accessible to small businesses. The company plans to scale out Decodist on an international level, and...

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Client Spotlight: Good Move

Client Spotlight: Good Move

Meet Michelle Foster – Owner and mastermind behind Good Move – a neighborhood go-to restaurant in Brooklyn. When Michelle decided to acquire a restaurant space and rebrand it as her own, she recognized the need for legal help in navigating the process.

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The Dangers of Free Online Contracts

The Dangers of Free Online Contracts

Often businesses use free online contracts for partnership agreements, employees, consultants, vendors, etc. Since these are such important relationships, you need to be confident those contracts indeed benefit and safeguard you and your business. Your...

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Let’s Make Some Money: Monetizing Your Trademarks

Let’s Make Some Money: Monetizing Your Trademarks

Whether they’ve developed the latest fitness craze, industry disturbing technology, or built a  global agency, businesses must protect every aspect of their intellectual property – including registering its actual name and the logos that go with it as...

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Client Spotlight: intenSati

Client Spotlight: intenSati

Patricia Moreno, celebrity fitness instructor and successful entrepreneur, is on a mission to help others live a healthy and fulfilled life, changing the way they look at food, exercise, and themselves. Patricia is the founder of IntenSai. She focuses on spiritual...

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Avoid These 10 Mistakes When Purchasing a Franchise

Avoid These 10 Mistakes When Purchasing a Franchise

For those with entrepreneurial dreams, buying a franchise might seem like an easy way to launch into business ownership. After all, with a franchise, much of the hard work is done. You’re investing in an already popular brand and often can capitalize on...

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Structuring A Franchise Relationship

Structuring A Franchise Relationship

Are You Considering A Franchise? There are many ways to go about starting a business. You can buy a small business or start your own. Starting from scratch and building a business from the ground up has a certain romanticized allure. Alternatively,...

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