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Aaron S. on ContractsCounsel
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January 28, 2024

Aaron S.

Attorney
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Los Angeles, CA
5 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, TX
University of Texas School of Law

My passion is protecting the passions of others. I have 5+ years of contract review, and all aspects of entertainment law including negotiation, mediation, intellectual property, copyright, and music licensing. I also have experience working with nonprofits, and small businesses helping with formation, dissolution, partnerships, etc. I am licensed in both Texas and California.

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February 7, 2024

Nuo Jia (Lois) L.

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New York
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MI, NY
University of Detroit Mercy

Attorney Lois Li is a bilingual business and commercial attorney licensed in Michigan, U.S. since 2014, in Ontario, Canada since 2015, and in New York, U.S. since 2020. As an attorney licensed in two countries, Lois leads Alpine Law’s US/China/Canada practice. She is experienced in legal and contractual transactions in both English and Chinese. Lois has over six years of experience in assisting clients with business operations and legal services, and is specialized in advising companies with legal needs in International Business, Securities law, Cryptocurrency – Block chain, and Fin-Tech. Having served as both an outside and an in-house counsel, Lois worked with many startup and small businesses. With a strong understanding of core business and the ability to translate business needs into legal requirements, Lois has assisted many companies to establish policies and procedures, and drafted and negotiated employment and transaction contracts. Further licensed as a Registered Nurse since 2010, Lois specializes in healthcare law and is experienced in FDA, HIPAA, Medicare and Medicaid regulations. She has assisted many businesses in the medical and healthcare industry.

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Bill C.

Business Lawyer
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Chicago
11 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
Arizona State University

I am a corporate business and securities attorney licensed in Illinois with more than a decade of legal experience holding both a J.D. and Master in Law in Taxation. I specialize in advising technology companies in the cryptocurrency space with regulatory compliance (eg. securities law, FinCen, and MSB rules) and cybersecurity matters (eg. GDPR, HIPAA, and CCPA), licensing agreements (SaaS, End User Licensing Agreement, Master License Agreement and etc), brokerage agreements, vendor agreements, revenue share agreements, affiliate agreements, and other related business and technology contracts. Having served as both an outside and an in-house counsel, I have worked with many early stage and mid-size companies, including blockchain companies with issued tokens in the top 100 ranking. With a strong understanding of core business needs for cryptocurrency companies and the ability to translate business needs into legal requirements, I have successfully helped businesses in the cryptocurrency space establishing their contracts, meeting regulatory compliance requirements (SEC, FinCen), and negotiating contracts with partners and vendors.

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February 14, 2024

Dany C.

OnlyFans Attorney
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California
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
George Washington University Law School

Lawyer Vets APC is a digital legal practice founded on the idea that legal services should be available to all– Not just a privileged few. In support of this mission, we leverage technology to reduce overhead, increase productivity, and put more money in our client's pockets.

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Sayema H.

Employment Attorney
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Pasadena, CA and Pleasant Hill, C
22 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
UCLA School of Law

Sayema Hameed is an experienced California attorney offering exceptional legal services in the field of employment law. With over two decades of legal experience, Sayema provides her clients with thoughtful and strategic advice and counsel, attention to detail, and high quality work to satisfy client goals and achieve successful outcomes. Helping clients maintain legal compliance, reduce liability exposure, and resolve conflicts efficiently are top priorities of Hameed Law Group. Sayema's practice includes preparation and update of employee handbooks, policies, and contracts, as well providing advice and counsel in all areas of employment in California. Sayema makes it a priority to stay up to date on the latest developments in California employment law. Sayema has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer (2019-2024) and previously as a Rising Star (2009-2017) by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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Ann D.

Attorney
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greater Philadelphia area
32 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NJ, PA
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY BEASLEY SCHOOL OF LAW PHILADELPHIA, PA

Ann R. Dougherty, Esquire practices in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey with over 25 years of experience and has taught legal writing at the Delaware Law School of Widener University. Ann’s experience includes general liability, commercial property and bad faith insurance coverage litigation. Ann has successfully represented corporations in declaratory judgment matters concerning environmental and asbestos exposure, handled excess recoveries, comprehensive claim reviews and negotiated cost sharing agreements. She has also represented religious organizations including risk management strategies. In addition to practicing law, Ann also teaches introductory Philosophy and Ethics courses. Ann is a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization for Women and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She has served on the Boards of the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic for Delaware and the Wilmington Ballet Academy.

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Intellectual Property Legal Questions and Answers

Intellectual Property

Employment Handbook

Florida

Asked on Jun 15, 2023

Employment handbook intellectual property policy?

I recently started a new job and was provided with an employee handbook that outlines company policies and procedures. I am concerned about the intellectual property policy outlined in the handbook, as it is not clear to me whether I have any ownership rights over the work I am creating for the company. I would like to understand my rights with respect to the intellectual property I am creating for the company, and what I can do to ensure that I am protected.

Daniel D.

Answered Jul 21, 2023

Without seeing the handbook it would be difficult to answer your question. Generally, what an employee creates for the Company is Company property, unless you have an agreement with them that states otherwise. It would also be helpful to know if you are an employee or independent contractor. Sometimes Company's give employee handbooks to independent contractors but the classification of whether you are an employee or independent contractor is important to this analysis.

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Intellectual Property

Independent Contractor Agreement

North Carolina

Asked on Nov 10, 2023

How to address IP rights in contractor agreements?

I am an entrepreneur who has recently started a business and is looking to hire independent contractors to help with my operations. I want to make sure that I have a clear understanding of the Intellectual Property rights associated with this agreement, so that I can ensure that any IP created by the contractors is legally protected.

N'kia N.

Answered Nov 14, 2023

A business has multiple options for protecting its intellectual property when working with an independent contractor. For a few examples: 1. A "work made for hire" agreement or clause can establish that the business is the owner of intellectual property that the independent contractor creates. 2. A confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement or clause can require the independent contractor to maintain the confidentiality (and limit or prohibit the independent contractor's disclosure) of the business' confidential or proprietary information. This can include the business' trade secrets (one type of intellectual property), as well as other information that might not rise to the level of trade secrets. 3. A non-competition agreement or clause can prohibit the independent contractor from using, or allowing someone else to use, the business' intellectual property to compete with the business. An independent contractor agreement with intellectual property considerations could implicate various federal and state-specific laws. A knowledgeable North Carolina attorney should be able to help you with an independent contractor agreement that complies with all the applicable laws. To ensure that you have a clear understanding of the intellectual property rights associated with your independent contractor agreement, you should consult with a knowledgeable attorney.

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Intellectual Property

Asset Purchase Agreement

North Carolina

Asked on Oct 11, 2023

How are intellectual properties handled in an asset purchase agreement?

I am looking to purchase a business that includes intellectual property and I want to ensure that it is properly handled in the asset purchase agreement. I am concerned that the intellectual property may not be properly transferred to me in the agreement and I want to make sure that the agreement is legally binding and that I will be the rightful owner of the intellectual property after the purchase.

N'kia N.

Answered Oct 17, 2023

Although not necessarily required, the parties to an asset purchase agreement oftentimes find that it is in their best interests to work with a knowledgeable intellectual property attorney. The attorney can negotiate and draft the parts of the agreement that pertain specifically to intellectual property. The attorney can also assist with the parts of the agreement that do not appear to affect intellectual property but have the potential to. If you are considering an asset purchase agreement that involves intellectual property, you should also consider hiring an intellectual property attorney.

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Intellectual Property

Copyright

New York

Asked on Apr 18, 2022

Is using a mug or merchandise in a flyer for an event with another company’s logo copyright infringement.

Creating imagery with for an event that has an item with a logo on it

Jane C.

Answered Apr 22, 2022

Do you have a license to use the intellectual property? Consult with an attorney.

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Intellectual Property

Trademark

Massachusetts

Asked on Oct 22, 2021

Can I trademark the name of my software?

Can I trademark the name of my software if the same name is already trademarked in a different country/state? I am starting up a FinTech company right now and I am trying to trademark the name of my mobile app; however, after some searching, I realized that a company in the UK has already trademarked the same name. It is also a company that makes a mobile app in the FinTech industry - just in a different area of interest. Are there any suggestions for how I would go about trademarking the name of my software, or do I have to come up with a different name?

Roman V.

Answered Nov 2, 2021

Yes, it's generally possible to trademark the name of your software, as long as it is not a generic name or descriptive of the product. You should also do a clearance search to make sure no other company is using the same or similar name for similar services. I would be glad to discuss more details and help with the trademark process. Thanks.

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