Many Colorado business owners will do whatever it takes to avoid the costs and time associated going to court with other businesses, consumers and investors. Employers would likely rather focus on improving the health and success of their business. However, there are times when business litigation is unavoidable. Business owners may find themselves facing legal concerns related to employees, business practices and finances.
Looking for a new job can be a challenging time in a person's life. Whether they are unemployed or working in an undesirable job, the prospect of moving to a different position at a different company can be both exciting and stressful. On the other side of this is the employer with a position to fill. Managers and owners may also be feeling a bit anxious as they try to keep their company running with at least one job opening unfulfilled.
With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, football fans across Colorado are stocking up on the essentials for watching the big game: snacks and beer. One thing that consumers may not be aware of is the pricing and business dispute that is going on back at the beverage headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo. Depending on the outcome of a potential merger between the two companies, shoppers may end up paying a little more for these game essentials in the coming years.
Starting a small business and growing it into a successful company is what many Colorado residents dream of. Although starting a company can come with a fair share of challenges and complex business transactions, small businesses are vital to our economy. When they become more and more successful, however, it is important that business owners are aware of the growing risks they may be faced with in a fiercely competitive market.
Usually a company will pay big money to have their product or brand name displayed in a big Hollywood movie. Often these copyright licensing contracts depict how and where a brand will be displayed in a movie, but two companies with major brand names many Denver residents may be familiar with are crying foul over the use of their products in the new movie starring Denzel Washington called 'Flight.' The problem appears to stem from the fact Mr. Washington plays a functioning alcoholic pilot and throughout the movie various brands of beer and spirits are portrayed being consumed by the star, which has some companies up in arms.
For some Colorado companies, intellectual property and copyrights are their superpower that allows them to succeed and grow and that holds true for Warner Bros. as well. Recently a judge ruled that the company will retain the copyrights to the Superman character originally created by Joe Shuster. Heirs to Joe Shuster's estate attempted to reassert their rights to the Superman character despite a U.S. District Court judge's 1992 ruling which granted those rights to DC Comics shortly after the artist's death. The Superman character first appeared in 1938 and has remained a powerful image and even a brand some might say for almost 75 years.
There is no doubt that a number of our readers are Denver Broncos fans or fans of the NFL in general so we thought it might interesting to highlight the ongoing contract dispute between the National Football League and the referee's union. The NFL is big business to be sure with $9 billion in annual revenue. The fallout of the failed contract negotiations thus far has been a real sore spot for fans and the league's reputation in general. Many pundits and columnists are calling for the head of the NFL, Roger Goodell to resign from his post in light of the debacle that this week's NFL games have entailed.
The cast of the highly popular award-winning sitcom "Modern Family" have reached an agreement with the show's production company, 20th Century Fox, according to a spokesperson for the series. The show's adult cast has some great ammunition in their negotiation arsenal, including having been recently nominated for 14 Emmy Awards, the most of any situational comedy. In the past two years, the show has won Emmy Awards for outstanding Comedy Series and several of the cast members have won individual Emmy Awards for their acting on the comedy series.
In what might be a "David vs. Goliath" case, Alabama Aircraft, which performed maintenance on the Boeing KC-135 planes for decades, is suing the world's largest manufacturer of commercial planes claiming Boeing stole its proprietary data. The complaint states that it was their proprietary data that helped the Boeing Company secure $1.3 billion in Air Force maintenance contracts for the KC-135 planes. Boeing Company has facilities in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Although Tim Tebow is no longer a Denver Broncos quarterback his name is still a hot commodity among apparel buyers, according to a new lawsuit filed by Nike Inc. Shortly after the quarterback was traded to the New York Jets, Nike replaced Reebok as the supplier of the National Football League team uniforms. The lawsuit claims that Reebok International Inc. used Tebow's name on New York Jets team apparel without licensing permission.