Intellectual Property

Software Development Agreement – Who Really Owns The Intellectual Property?

By | Copyrights, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Licensing Agreements, Open Source, Software, Software Agreements, Software Lawyer | No Comments

Whether you’re a developer or a client, one of the most important things to cover in your software development agreement is who owns what intellectual property (IP) rights. Surprisingly, most developers and their clients either don’t know or having conflicting views on the subject. Imagine you’re a client that’s just…

Read More

5 Business Consulting Agreement Essentials

By | Consulting Agreements, Intellectual Property, Texas Business Lawyer, Texas Business Lawyer | No Comments

Whether you’re a consultant or looking to retain one for your business, there are some fundamental issues that must be covered your consulting agreement to ensure performance by the other party while reducing your liability exposure if something goes wrong. Here are five key areas that should be covered in…

Read More

Joint-Employer Liability: How To Avoid It As A Business Owner

By | Dallas Business Lawyer, Dallas Business Lawyer, Employment Agreements, Featured Articles, Franchising, Licensing | No Comments

As noted by the Wall Street Journal in the editorial “A Joint-Employer McDouble,” both the federal government and class action attorneys are working hard to impose joint-employer liability on franchisors for alleged misconduct by franchisees with regard to employee claims. Business Opportunity Licensors and Joint Liability According to Dallas Internet…

Read More

Non-Compete Agreement and Independent Contractors

By | Dallas Business Lawyer, Featured Articles, Independent Contractor Agreements, Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets | No Comments

When you outsource work to an independent contractor, should the contractor be required to sign a non-compete agreement as part of the deal? According to Dallas Internet Lawyer Mike Young, it depends upon the circumstances. Should Individual Freelancers Sign a Non-Compete Agreement? If the work is to be done by…

Read More