Different Types Of Intellectual Property Protections   Whether you are an entrepreneur in New Jersey who is just getting a new venture off the ground or someone who has been managing a business and innovations for some time, you will need to be educated about how to protect your business from competition. To some degree,…

Hewlett-Packard purchase shows the dangers of acquisitions   Whether two small local businesses are merging or it’s an international, multi-billion dollar deal, mergers require an enormous amount of research and detail to ensure a smooth, legal transition. When Hewlett-Packard purchased the UK’s Autonomy Corp. software business in 2011, the two organizations had no intention to…

Non-Disclosure Agreement Basics   In order to successfully conduct business, a company in New Jersey may well have to share confidential information with other parties at times. In order to feel confident doing this, they may find it important to enter into a special type of contract using what is called either a non-disclosure agreement…

How Posting A Photo Of Yourself Can Land You In Court   Copyright infringement can happen in a matter of seconds but cost you thousands for your mistake. Something as innocent as posting a photo or video of yourself if you aren’t the copyright owner can land you in court – and fast. For Jessica…

$1.6 Billion Lawsuit Accuses Spotify Of Copyright Infringement   Countless music lovers depend on apps like Spotify to play virtually any number of their favorite songs at the click of a button. But not everyone appreciates the convenient access to a seemingly unlimited pool of music. In fact, some music publishing companies and artists are…

Risk Assessments in 2018 Now, more than ever, risk assessments are an essential component of corporate compliance and ethics programs that organizations cannot afford to overlook. Risk assessments are an effective way for companies to monitor and evaluate potential compliance risk within an organization, and may take a variety of forms. Conducting annual risk assessments…

Regulatory Intelligence Compliance Solutions (RICS) Makes Headlines   We are always proud when one of our own clients has news to share – because our clients’ success is our success. We’re especially happy to announce that RICS has successfully deployed its RICS Regulatory Change Management SystemTM for Oppenheimer for its branch audit process. The system monitors…

NY New York City’s Fair Chance Act In 2015, the New York City Commission on Human Rights enacted the Fair Chance Act that would prohibit employers from asking potential applicants if they have been convicted of a crime until after the employer has issued a conditional offer to the applicant. NY passed this law to…

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