Contract Basics for Business: Five Requirements of A Contract

Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Businesses enter into contracts each and every day. Contracts are formed when customers make purchases, when suppliers deliver materials, or when contractors place orders. Contracts are a critical element when it comes to operating a business, and when contracts are not honored, disputes arise.   What Is Required to Form A Contract? A contract requires […]

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Public Figures’ Privacy Rights In California

Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

California is home to many celebrities and public figures, and the paparazzi is regularly and continually make attempts to take photos of these public individuals, or to score interviews with them. Public figures are individuals who have placed themselves in public view, such as actors and actresses, sports athletes, and politicians – many people involved […]

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How Strong Is Your Trademark? The Four Trademark Strength Categories In Brief

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Not all trademarks are created equal.  Some trademarks are ‘stronger’ in the legal sense than others, meaning that some marks are easier to register and enforce than other marks.  Trademarks need to be unique, distinctive, and not easily confused with other existing trademarks when they are applied to a product or service in order to […]

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Understanding Privacy Protection of Medical Records In California

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015

Personal medical information, medical records patient information are highly sensitive and confidential documents that should be safeguarded against unnecessary disclosure without the patient’s consent at all costs. The information contained in a patient’s medical records is private, and may not be disclosed without permission, save a few exceptional circumstances. What Laws Protect Patient Medical Information? […]

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Employers in California – More Stringent Equal Pay Laws Coming in 2016

Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2015

There has been a lot of political talk lately about the pay gap between male and female workers, and California is one of the more progressive states when it comes to tackling this issue. In October, Governor Jerry Brown took steps to help close that gap in California by signing S.B. 358, which will revise […]

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New California Bill Prohibits Paparazzi From Flying Drones Over Private Property

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

For quite some time the paparazzi in California has relied upon the use of drones – which are unmanned, aerial devices that are operated remotely by a user or operator – to capture photographs of celebrities from afar, usually by piloting the unmanned drones over the private property owned by the celebrities to capture the […]

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Making It Big: How New Ventures Can Break Into The Healthcare Industry

Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015

The healthcare industry is a bustling marketplace for new ventures to enter these days. Americans are demanding better quality care at a better price, and recent healthcare reforms have paved the way for disruptive technology and new businesses to make a move into the healthcare industry. There are a number of unaddressed needs and challenges […]

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What LLCs Need to Know About the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2015

What LLCs Need to Know About the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act Any manager or owner of a California LLC established after January 1, 2014 needs to be familiar with how the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) impacts their business. Unanimous Approval Required When Issue Not Addressed The RULLCA places certain restrictions […]

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As a Startup Company, Do You Need an LA Business Attorney?

Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Many startup companies don’t realize the importance of hiring a business attorney.  Considering today’s technology-focused world, there are numerous reasons startup companies should spend the money for a lawyer who is skilled in copyright and intellectual property laws, trademarks, incorporating, agreements, contracts, and more.  In addition, many new companies make decisions without knowing whether they’re […]

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Oculus VR Faces Lawsuit Involving Patented Information Filed by Hawaii-Based Company Total Recall Technologies

Posted on Friday, June 19th, 2015

Recently, Total Recall Technologies, a Hawaii-based company, filed a lawsuit in a California U.S. District Court claiming fraud, breach, and other allegations against Oculus VR Inc. The lawsuit involves reality glasses, a product that has been touted by Oculus VR over the past three years, according to news reports. In 2014, social media giant Facebook […]

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