Super Hero Copyrights – It’s Complicated Marvel Comics And Kirby Settlement Leaves Questions For Freelancers

According to Alison Frankel reporting for Reuters, there were at least two reasons why U.S. Supreme Court watchers were paying attention to a petition for review by Jack Kirby’s heirs. The first is obvious: Kirby was a legendary comic-book artist and writer who had a big role in the creation of the X-Men, Thor, the Hulk and the Fantastic Four – enduring characters that continue to generate big returns for Marvel Entertainment and its parent, the Walt Disney Company.

Strauss Troy Co-Chairman Jim Heldman Shared Franchise Law Fundamentals At Cincinnati Bar Association Seminar Series

Strauss Troy Co-Chairman James Heldman recently presented the fundamentals of Franchise Law at the Cincinnati Bar Association’s “Brown Bag – Learn During Lunch” series. The series is planned and hosted by the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Section and consists of year-round one-hour programs. His presentation included a summary of federal franchising regulations as well …Read More

Understanding The Fundamentals
Of Franchise Law

Understanding The Fundamentals Of Franchise Law  By: Jim Heldman, Strauss Troy Co-Chair I.  REGULATION OF FRANCHISING Franchising is regulated by the Federal Trade Commission Franchise Rule (“FTC Franchise Rule”) and by various state agencies.  A state’s franchise laws usually apply only if the offer or sale of a franchise is made in the state; or …Read More

Ten Strauss Troy Attorneys Named 2015 Best Lawyers By Best Lawyers®

Ten Strauss Troy attorneys have been honored as 2015 Best Lawyers by Best Lawyers®.

New KY Bill Helps Angel Investors Support Startup Companies

Startup companies face many challenges. One of the primary concerns most startups face is access to capital. On July 23, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear visited Covington-based business accelerator program, UpTech, and signed a bill that will increase access to private capital for startup companies.

Strauss Troy Attorney Brian Eviston Selected As UpTech III Judge

Strauss Troy Attorney Brian Eviston has been chosen to serve on the judging panel for UpTech III. UpTech,is a Covington-based business accelerator program designed to provide emerging informatics companies access to resources, community connections, and the start-up tools needed to fuel early-stage growth. In its third year, the program has attracted entrepreneurs of information-driven businesses from across the U.S.

New Fourth Amendment Mobile Data Protection May Not Apply In Private Workplace

Now that the United States Supreme Court has determined that cell phones, or mobile devices, fit squarely under the protection of the 225 year old Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, here’s what you need to know.

In Our New Fast-Paced Video, Clients Share How Strauss Troy Helps Their Companies Grow

“We wanted clients to tell their stories, on site, at their locations,” said Pamela Gilchrist, the firm’s director of marketing who produced the video. “Visual storytelling best communicates the trusted relationships that our attorneys have with our clients.” “Strauss Troy’s entrepreneurial spirit is tremendously advantageous to our clients and our goal is to make more …Read More

What Does Popeyes’ $43M Fried Chicken Recipe Say About Your Intellectual Property?

Popeyes Chicken

Popeyes Louisiana Chicken finally owns its recipes for chicken and biscuits. According to a recent bizjournals article, Popeyes paid the family of its founder, Al Copeland, $43 million for the copyright to the core recipes for its famously spicy food. Previously, the company had been paying $3.1 million in royalties to the family each year. The company will still continue to pay royalties to the Copeland family for the sauces.

HIPAA AuditsNet Millions In Fines
Are You In Compliance?

If your business involves health care, or services to health care providers, you may not be sure if you could pass a HIPAA audit. On May 7, 2014, the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced that it had levied a fine of $4.8 million against Columbia University and New York and Presbyterian …Read More