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What federal or state laws protect owners of intellectual property

By Drew Stevens

Generally, intellectual property law consists of a framework of federal laws and state laws. For owners of intellectual property, it can be confusing at times as to the scope of what intellectual property law protects. Traditionally, intellectual property law consists of four major areas  – trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. Here, we’ll cover these […]

Suing for Trademark Infringement Part II: Calculating Damages

By Andrew D. Randol

In Suing for Trademark Infringement Part I, our Columbus business litigation attorney discussed the elements a plaintiff must prove to win a trademark infringement case. In Suing for Trademark Infringement Part II, our Columbus commercial litigation attorney discusses the monetary awards a plaintiff is entitled to for winning a trademark infringement suit. A plaintiff who […]

SaaS Agreement Checklist: Service Levels; Support and Maintenance; Severity Levels

By Drew Stevens

As a SaaS lawyer in Columbus, Ohio, there are a number of key provisions that I typically discuss with clients when reviewing their existing Software as a Services contracts or creating new SaaS agreement templates. Three key areas of a well-defined Software as a Service agreement are service levels, support and maintenance, and service level […]

Suing for Trademark Infringement Part I: What Constitutes Trademark Infringement

By Andrew D. Randol

Suing for trademark or service mark infringement can be quite complicated. Rather than copy a mark directly, infringers often use a mark that is just similar enough to draw the ire of the valid holder of the mark and leave some dispute as to whether it is an attempt to cause confusion in the marketplace. […]

SaaS Agreement Checklist: Data Provisions

By Drew Stevens

Regardless of whether you’re the service provider or the customer, one of the key issues to be aware of with software as a service (SaaS) is data. Multiple facets of data, from ownership and licenses, to data backup and access, to loss of data should be considered by both parties. SaaS Attorney Ohio Clarity in […]

SaaS Agreement Checklist: Term, Termination, Limitation of Liability, Damages, Insurance

By Drew Stevens

If you’re not a software licensing attorney, choosing what to include in a software as a service (SaaS) agreement can certainly make your head spin. Here, we’ll cover a number of key areas in drafting a SaaS agreement, including SaaS contract checklist, termination for convenience SaaS, SaaS limitation of liability, damages, and SaaS insurance provisions. […]

A Guide of Legal Considerations for eCommerce Companies – Part IV

By Drew Stevens

In our final installment of our four-part eCommerce legal guide, we’ll cover some of the legal aspects associated with major logistical components. Some of the agreements and contracts covered in this Part IV can be confusing even for seasoned eCommerce business owners, so if you feel that you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out […]

A Guide of Legal Considerations for eCommerce Companies – Part III

By Drew Stevens

Unless you have a fully-automated business or your office is staffed by robots (hopefully T-800s), you may eventually find that you need help with your eCommerce business. In Part III of our eCommerce legal guide, we’ll dive into the particulars of hiring employees and contracting with independent contractors. We’ll also cover some of the more […]

A Guide of Legal Considerations for eCommerce Companies – Part II

By Drew Stevens

You don’t have to be a Columbus, Ohio eCommerce attorney to know that there are a number of ways in which you can both protect your eCommerce company and offer your customer more clarity and peace of mind. In this Part II, we’ll cover some of the core agreements and policies necessary for running a […]

A Guide of Legal Considerations for eCommerce Companies – Part I

By Drew Stevens

Starting and growing an eCommerce business can make for hectic times, and it can be easy to put off eCommerce legal matters to deal with other issues. Domain names. Server space. Content management. Inventory. Shipping. Marketing. Product testing. Quickly enough, talking to a good Columbus, Ohio eCommerce attorney can fall somewhere on your priority list […]

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