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Will 'Comic-Con' soon become a generic term?

A comic book convention is nirvana for fans of super heroes, science fiction buffs and video game fans. Arguably the most famous convention is the San Diego Comic Convention (also known as Comic-Con). But for those who cannot make the annual trip to California, regional comic book conventions have sprouted up throughout the country.

New Balance win may be a sign of change in China

If there is one thing that is more valuable than money to an emerging startup, it is the exclusivity of its brand. This is why trademarks are so important in the marketplace. A trademark essentially establishes a secure way to maintain protections against companies who seek to copy a popular mark that has set a company apart from its competitors.

Business litigation is one way to address unfair salaries

There is no question that hiring practices in the United States have come a long way in the past few generations. Nevertheless, there is room for improvement, especially when it comes to discrepancies between the salaries of men and women. New York City, along with a northeastern state and another large city, recently passed laws to end practices that tend to perpetuate unequal salary offerings. However, pay inequity and other forms of discrimination can still lead to business litigation.

What to do with trade secrets in a lawsuit

Most business owners don’t want to imagine this scenario, but what happens when an employee leaves the company with unauthorized trade secrets and uses them (or is about to use them) to benefit themselves or another company? Indeed, you would want to prevent the disclosure (or use) of such information as quickly as possible by taking swift action in court.

Should you have a litigation 'war chest'?

It is common for businesses of all sizes to be mindful of the constant threat of litigation. Unfortunately, we live in a litigious society, so the specter of being dragged into a lawsuit is a legitimate concern. As the old adage goes, the more time you spend litigating a matter, the less time you spend making money. Because of that alone, litigation should be viewed as a last resort.

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