Thinking about opening a food truck? Why not. The mobile food scene has been growing, drawing lines of hungry tourists and locals alike to many food truck windows. It’s a great way to test a restaurant concept prior to opening a brick-and-mortar location. Here are some legal steps to think through before opening your own food truck.
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“Client Query” is a brief segment in which a common client question is broken down and answered. This month: the misconceptions surrounding whether you can protect an idea.
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This week, Spear IP celebrates its first anniversary. From fashion, to event planning, to technology and beyond, Spear IP has had the pleasure of assisting its fabulous clients with their intellectual-property, contractual, and business-related needs. This post takes a look back at the IP lessons learned from the Spear IP Blog in the last year.
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Last week, President Obama made the Defend Trade Secret Act (or “DTSA”) official. The law went into effect on May 11, 2016, and will apply to all trade secret misappropriation that takes place on or after that date. What is the DTSA, and how does it change the trade secret battlefield?
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You’re starting a new biz. Congratulations! No doubt you’ve spent time figuring out your logo, the design of your website, etc. Have you thought about your intellectual property and doing some IP planning? It seems a little chicken-before-the-egg (do you register first or launch first?). And, yes, it’s a little less “sexy” than web design. But, IP planning for a new business could be one of those things where your future self will thank you if you actually sit down and do it.
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Do you have a tried-and-true dish that is the result of your tweaking and testing? Are you in the business of selling edible goodies that are the product of a secret recipe and curious as to how you might protect that recipe? Welcome to the world of recipes and trade secret.
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