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Unlocking Opportunities through Intellectual Property Licensing

IP Licensing Intellectual Property (“IP”) licensing opens doors for businesses to spread their wings, expand their revenue streams, and introduce new products to the market. This licensing is the granting of a right to use IP while retaining ownership of it. Through licensing, companies can venture into new territories not otherwise possible. Though the benefits

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U.S. Trademark Scams are on the Rise . . . . SO BEWARE!

The Increasing Threat of Trademark Scams Trademark scams are on the rise, as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) warns. If you get a concerning email about your trademark, there is a good chance it’s a trademark scam — but sometimes unsolicited emails are legit (or sort of), in the sense that they are

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Preparing Witnesses for Testimony

Witness Preparation One of the most important jobs for a litigator is preparing a witness to testify. Testimony can take place in a deposition or in front of a judge or jury. Witnesses can be lay or expert witnesses. These distinctions make little difference when preparing someone to testify. The important issue is making sure

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What is a Series LLC?

Series LLCs Series LLCs are a relatively new type of entity that more and more states are embracing. Still, many experienced businesspeople are unfamiliar with series LLCs. Below, I break down the concept of a series LLC, their benefits, and some potential issues. What Is a Series LLC? To understand what a series LLC is,

Are Crypto Airdrops Legal?

Over the last few years, airdrops have become much more common in the crypto space. Airdrops are often used to market or promote a crypto startup or platform. But like with so many other things in the space, their legal status remains murky. In this post, I do a deep dive on the legality of

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Harris Sliwoski LLP Welcomes Five Outstanding Attorneys

We are pleased to welcome five outstanding cannabis attorneys to our Washington and California offices. Aaron Pelley, Kristin Westphal, Karen Albence, Aaron John, and Elijah Hartman have joined our law firm from Cultiva Law Group. They will continue to focus on representing cannabis, hemp, and psychedelics-related businesses. Their clients include business owners and operators, investors,

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Expert Witnesses 101

As most litigators would tell a client, choosing the right expert in litigation can be the difference between winning and losing. I have litigated many cases and I have seen first-hand how picking the right or wrong expert can have an incredible impact on the outcome of the case. Litigators often say that a case

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Top Five Concerns When Buying a Regulated Business

Over the years, our corporate attorneys have developed a niche in a host of regulated and soon-to-be-regulated industries across the globe — everything from healthcare, to cannabis, to banking and finance, to securities regulation for Web3 and other companies. And a huge part of that practice has been in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), or the

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Mexico Trademarks: What You Need to Know

The Global/Mexico Trademark Landscape In a world where trademark identity is often a company’s most valuable asset, protecting that identity in foreign markets is crucial. Mexico, with its growing economy and strategic geographic location, has become a hotspot for many international companies. However, without a solid understanding of its trademark regulations, companies run the risk