Small Business

Three Critical Issues in Intellectual Property Contract Terms

Ownership of intellectual property is a critical issue in many contract negotiations. Learn the basics about what entrepreneurs should know in this post. Intellectual property is often the most valuable asset of many companies, especially startups. That's why it is important to clearly address ownership of intellectual property in your contracts with third parties. [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

Join Venture Legal at WordCamp Kansas City 2017

If you want to learn about entrepreneurship and the law, join us at 4pm on April 28th! I'm excited to announce that my topic, What Entrepreneurs Should Know About The Law, was selected as a presentation for WordCamp Kansas City 2017 . You can buy tickets and learn all about WordCamp on their website. The presentation: If you [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Freelancers, News & Events, Small Business, Startups|

Why Your Website Needs a DMCA/Copyright Policy

If you operate a website, you should consider enacting a DMCA policy to limit your exposure to copyright infringement claims. In this post, we'll explain your risk and how you can protect your startup or small business. (You might also want to check out our two part series on terms of use and privacy policies - here [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

Terms of Use & Privacy Policies – What Entrepreneurs Should Know (Part Two)

The legal policies that accompany your startup's website or mobile app are important. Last week we explained why you might need them, this week we'll explain what goes in them. Terms of Use As we explained last week, your Terms of Use are legal terms that your users accept and agree to when they [...]

By | February 11th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

Terms of Use & Privacy Policies – What Entrepreneurs Should Know (Part One)

When you launch a website or app you are probably not thinking about legal issues, but you should. Depending on what your website or app does, you may need legal terms to protect you. In this post you'll learn the basics of Terms of Use and Privacy Policies and why you might need them. In [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|