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“Cannabusiness” in the U.S.

What’s Kosher, What’s Crowded, and What Will Get Crushed? As public opinion continues to shift in favor of legalizing marijuana and state legislatures respond accordingly, many people, including investment firms and financial analysts, believe that legalized cannabis and cannabis-related...

(Trade)Marking Your Territory

A strong trademark or service mark can become a valuable asset for your business, so when you come up with a great name or memorable tagline for your product or service, it makes sense to register the trademark. Common...

You, Me, and 83(b)

Imagine you’re at a cocktail party with a circle of sophisticated, seasoned startup investors and you get caught in a conversation about 83(b) elections, finding yourself completely out of your depth. What you do next is critical: First, get...

Legal Alert for Online Service Providers

On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office rolled out its new electronic registration system and directory for registered agents under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). This shift from paper filings to an online platform requires any service...

Tax Benefits of Start Up NY

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A New York business that has partnered with a college or university sponsoring the tax-free area in which the company seeks to locate and do business, and demonstrates that it will create new net jobs in its first year...