•  About

    Our team of Virginia business lawyers discuss legal issues in corporate finance and growth, business operations, business ownership, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and business leadership.

  •  Authors

  •  Tweets

Archive for May, 2011

The Fine Line Between Trademark Policing and Bullying

The trademark geeks lawyers at Sands Anderson have been debating how far a company should go to “police” its trademarks.  Entrepreneur Media  (publisher of Entrepreneur magazine and owner of Entrepreneur.com) got us thinking about it:  in attempts to protect its Entrepreneur brand, it sent cease and desist letters to EntrepreneurOlogy.com for workshops, EntrepreneurPR, a firm [...]

 

How Can I Talk to My Lawyer about Alternative Fees

The resolving recession may have some permanent effects.  One good thing is the willingness of more law firms to negotiate fee arrangements that do not focus on the billable hour, frequently referred to as Alternative Fee Arrangements, or “AFAs.”