RAK The Planet

We interviewed Lexie Beard, founder of RAK The Planet LLC, a Texas based company aimed at changing the way you make someone’s day and pass along the random acts of kindness. Company website: www.rak-experience.com Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/RAK_thePlanet Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RAKexperience/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rak_theplanet/?hl=en Founded: 2017 Main office:   Georgetown, Texas     What was the inspiration behind […]

Joint Ventures

We have all heard of joint ventures, but what exactly are they? Is it another name for a partnership, or a just temporary collaboration on a project? These questions, along with other inquiries that you may have, can be answered in the sections below.   What is a joint venture? Joint ventures, as with partnerships, […]

FACT SHEET:  IP Due Diligence in M&A Transactions

  FACT SHEET:  Intellectual Property Due Diligence for Buyers & Sellers by Jim Chester, JD/LL.M[1]   Pre-Sale IP Due Diligence:  Develop an IP Asset Inventory Before the parties can properly value the IP assets of the selling company, they must carefully review a full and accurate inventory of all IP assets, an “IP Asset Inventory”. […]

Protecting IP: Copyrights

Authors, artists, and creatives of all kinds have likely created something that is original and subject to protection under the Copyright laws of the United States. Once you create something original you possess some level of copyright ownership to the work. However, to protect that work and use the laws to enforce the work, you […]

Protecting IP: Trademarks

If you sell products or provide services to others, then you likely have some level of intellectual property that requires protection. Your business name, logo, slogan, or even that unique product design act as trademarks for your products or services, which signify and separate your business from your competitors or cheap knock offs. Most businesses […]

SAVaGEs: Get the Most Bang for your Legal Buck: Three Critical and Cost-Effective Legal Projects for SAVaGEs

Working with many software, app & video game entrepreneurs (“SAVaGEs”) who are partners, owners and other “key” persons in various small to mid-sized businesses over the years, I noticed that they had many similar legal needs, regardless of their size, industry or location.  Some of these projects, three of which are discussed below, represent valuable […]

Business Entities: Corporations vs. LLCs

If you are just beginning to explore starting a venture or have already started chances are that you have at least heard about these two forms of business entities. While both provide a form of protection for their owners, they have distinct characteristics so that one form may be much more advantageous than the other […]

Are you a SAVaGE?

What is a  SAVaGESM ? We practice business and innovation law.  Our clients range from start-ups to established small/mid-sized innovation-based companies, venture capital firms, and even a few larger companies. A significant element of our clients are software, app and/or video game developers, investors, resellers, distributors, service technicians, or entrepreneurs.  To describe these types of companies, […]

Survival Mode: “SAVaGE” Law

Presentation discussing the legal issues software, app & video game entrepreneurs (“SAVaGEs”) face. SURVIVAL MODE: SAVaGE Legal Issues from CHESTER

SE-KB.22c -M&A: IP Due Diligence

These days, the most important group of assets of a company is often its intellectual property (“IP”), which includes patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, domain names and other proprietary information and materials. Due to its mercurial nature, IP requires special consideration and attention in acquisition transactions, whether as part of an asset purchase, […]