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December 2018 Archives

Settlement in lawsuit between ZeniMax and Facebook

Business owners in Colorado may file a lawsuit in federal court alleging infringement of intellectual property rights when they believe that another company has unlawfully stolen or used intellectual property such newly developed technology. One such lawsuit between Facebook and ZeniMax Media has settled out of court.

Jay-Z, arbitration group reach agreement over diversity issue

An objection over the racial makeup of the pool of potential arbitrators in the intellectual property lawsuit between Jay-Z and Iconix Brand Group appears to be resolved, according to recent court filings. This change could have an impact on Colorado entrepreneurs involved in the arbitration process going forward.

UGG boot battle highlights design patent law

There are several well-known laws protecting Colorado entrepreneurs from intellectual property infringements. Common protections include copyright and trademark laws. However, two recent cases have highlighted a more obscure intellectual property protection: the design patent.

About reverse IPOs

Residents of Colorado who have a privately owned business have a number of options for making their business public, including conducting a reverse merger. Business owners may consider using a reverse merger over a traditional initial public offering, which requires an investment bank to underwrite and issue shares of the business, because the process of a reverse merger is shorter, less complicated and less costly.