Everything You Need to Know About Non-Compete Agreements in Colorado

Non-compete agreements are most often found in an employment agreement, and can be the subject of concern for both employers and employees alike. Businesses want to protect confidential information or trade secrets and conversely, employees want to be assured they can seek employment elsewhere. Whether you’re a business or employee, here is everything you need to know about non-compete agreements in Colorado.

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Christina Saunders
What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Raising Capital

If you’re founding a startup, you understand that initial funding may be one of the most difficult tasks that you undertake. Most founders look to their personal savings, incur debt, and ask friends or family to help fund their dream. However, unless you’re entirely self funded, you must also navigate complicated waters of state and federal securities law. Here, we provide an basic starting point to raise capital.

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Christina Saunders
What All Businesses Should Know About Protecting Your Brand Abroad

Expanding your brand into international territories can be exciting and lucrative, but also understand that dealing with foreign laws and treaties adds an extra layer of complexity to your game. Here we discuss the basics on measures you must take to ensure that your trademark is not only protected on home soil, but that you are protected abroad as well.

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The Path to Successful Trademark Registration for Cannabis Companies

As more cannabis companies establish themselves and grow in an increasingly competitive marketplace, they’re looking for ways to develop and protect their brands. The federal ban against cannabis, however, presents obstacles to protection and enforcement of these companies’ trademarks. Here we provide an overview of challenges to registration and strategic ways cannabis companies are registering and protecting their brands on a national level.

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Startup Bootcamp: Understanding Your Company's Intellectual Property

Managing your startup’s IP portfolio can be difficult, and a riddled with land-mines. It’s important to understand the different forms of intellectual property in order to mitigate risk and liability of infringing on others’ intellectual property, and importantly, to help maximize the value of your company.

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Buying a U.S. Business for E-2 Visa Purposes

While there are many reasons a non-U.S. citizen may wish to purchase a company in the United States, a potential E-2 visa application is a common one. An E-2 visa applicant must demonstrate that they have put their funds at risk and will be dedicated to the development of the enterprise, it is generally difficult to obtain an E-2 visa with an investment of less than $100,000 to $150,000. Depending on the type of business, the amount invested may vary considerably.

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Sara Sharp