Most business owners understand the value of patents, trademarks and other forms of intellectual property. So it likely comes as no surprise that the world's most iconic rock songs can command some hefty licensing fees. But what if you learned that dozens of the genre's greatest solos could be free for the taking?
Forming a business is a big step. For many people, going it alone is too scary of a concept and, therefore, may prompt them to bring in a partner. While going into business with your best friend, peer or significant other may sound like a wonderful idea, the truth is you may not be able to count on that relationship if and when times get tough.
The term business law actually encompasses dozens of aspects of the professional realm. When an individual seeks legal representation for any number of related issues, the success of their case relies heavily on the skill and experience of their attorney. For individuals looking for exceptional representation, having a team of skilled attorneys may be the best fit for their needs.
It is not uncommon for American workers to negotiate their way to better pay and better conditions. Sometimes a simple mediation session irons out all the issues and sends workers back to their posts happy and ready to take on a new day. However, for UPS pilots there hasn't been any such thing as a simple mediation. Entering their fifth year of negotiations, UPS pilots find themselves considering a strike as a way to demand much needed change in their work environment.
For many American consumers, The Better Business Bureau is the foremost authority on who we should and should not do business with. It has been a long time belief that the BBB had the consumer's best interest at heart when accrediting certain companies with its coveted A+ rating. However, a recent CNNMoney story may give some consumers a reason to shy away from BBB advice.
When an individual makes a bad decision it can be easy to survive the fallout and recover. However, when a business makes a bad decision, it can have disastrous consequences. Unfortunately for one Denver-based business, one of the consequences of their bad decision is an impending investigation.
Cyberbullying has become a hot topic among parents over the last several years. With so much private information being shared online, it is no wonder bullies have taken their attacks to the next level, invading our most personal platforms. However, cyberbullying is not just an issue for the individual. It has rapidly become a serious issue in the business world, and well equipped cyber know-it-alls are going after the companies we do business with, backing them into a virtual corner and bullying them out of millions.
Companies rely on patents to protect their intellectual property and to ensure their competition does not use any proprietary technology or developments without the proper permissions and compensation. After having filed a suit in March accusing Japan-based Kyocera of violating seven of its patents, Microsoft recently announced the two companies have reached an agreement over the use of certain patented technologies.
In the competitive world of business, sometimes situations arise where two or more companies find themselves at odds with each other. Issues such as contract disputes, vendor disputes, payment disputes and other conflicts can give rise to potential lawsuits and costly litigation. However, before heading to court, company owners would do well to consider alternatives to resolving any problems or arguments pertaining to their business.