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.

Now Is The Time To Consider Property Valuation Reassessments

As 2014 comes to a close, now is the time to start considering next year’s property tax bills. This year represents a significant period as the valuation reappraisal period is in process for three Southwest Ohio counties. Butler and Clermont County are currently in the midst of completing their required sexennial reappraisals, which often result in a whole-scale of changes in values which will be provided to taxpayers by the end of September.

Two Strauss Troy Attorneys Participate In Leadership Northern Kentucky

Strauss Troy attorney Brian Eviston recently graduated from the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Northern Kentucky (LNK) Class of 2014, and attorney Kris Brandenburg has been accepted to the program’s 2015 class.

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.

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.

Strauss Troy Hosts Summer Work ExperienceIn Law (SWEL) Opening Reception

Strauss Troy hosted the Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL) opening reception in its Cincinnati office on June 5th. The SWEL program provides paid placements for minority high school and college students to gain first-hand experience in the field of law. Students are placed with private firms, corporate law departments, municipal law departments, and with …Read More

Kris Brandenburg Selected For 2014-2015 Leadership Northern Kentucky

Strauss Troy Attorney Kris Brandenburg has been selected for the 2014-2015 session of Leadership Northern Kentucky (LNK). The nine-month program was created to educate the region’s up-and-coming leaders, chosen from a variety of backgrounds and industries, on the strengths and issues facing our community. The LNK class will participate in various sessions on topics including …Read More