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  • Guilds and Unions in a Right-to-Work State
     

    Texas is a “right-to-work” state, as are more than 20 others. This paper will address some of the interactions between Texas law and the rules of the entertainment guilds. Many of the principles also would apply within other states.

  • The New Book Publishing Landscape
     

    In 2013, publishers’ revenue from “Online Retail” (defined as either physical or digital products sold online) exceeded revenue from all brick-and mortar sales outlets combined. With those changes in the times and technology comes the inevitable in our modern society: litigation

  • How Fifty Shades of Grey is Redefining Texas Law (D CEO)
     

    Within months of the eagerly anticipated release of the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey," drama of an entirely different sort was unfolding in a North Texas Courtroom.

  • The Fifty Shades of Greed - Australian Women's Weekly
     

    Article for Australian Women's Weekly covering the legal disputes over the profits from the film Fifty Shades of Grey.

  • U.S. Copyright Basics - Celebrating Creators
      

    Our founding fathers recognized the importance of the arts. They understood that, if individuals could not control (and profit from) their own work, then there would be little incentive for them to create. Accordingly, they enshrined the right of copyright into our Constitution.

  • "Fifty Shades of Grey" Lawsuit in Texas Reveals Fraud and Disloyalty
      

    The racy and popular "Fifty Shades of Grey" books have been big moneymakers for a number of individuals and businesses around the world. Unfortunately, one woman had to resort to litigation in order to obtain her fair share of the proceeds.

  • 7 Ways to Avoid Pitfalls Common to Family-Owned Businesses in Texas
      

    Business owners face many challenges as they strive to remain profitable in today's market. While many struggles come from outside the business or may involve internal matters with employees or management, family-owned businesses face unique challenges not present in most Texas companies.

  • What You Should Know About Business Name Trademarks
      

    If you are starting a business in Texas, or you already own a business, you may not have given much thought to trademarking your business name. However, there are many advantages to having the name trademarked - the greatest of which, is that you have a lot more legal power if someone infringes on it. There are many components that make up the trademark process, starting with the name itself.