Outlier Magazine recently interviewed Saper Law Offices' Principal Attorney, Daliah Saper, about key legal considerations when doing business online. Among the topics covered during the interview include the day-to-day challenges of running your own business, trademarks, trade dress, startups, branding, copyrights, contests & sweepstakes, and how Daliah balances and/or intermingles business with pleasure. For the entire podcast interview, click on the link below:
On Saturday, April 26, (from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in room S404ab at McCormick Place) attorneys from Saper Law will participate in a panel discussion and unscripted Q&A session with the C2E2 audience. Topics will include intellectual property, right of publicity, business organizations, and other legal and business issues that relate to the entertainment and comic book industries. Like last year, Saper Law attorneys will be dressed in full costume.
On Friday, March 14, Daliah Saper and Shyla Jones presented "Law 101 for the New Business Owner" at the Chicago Creative Expo hosted by the Chicago Cultural Center. The presentation covered a host of startup and business-related topics, including business entity formation, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, contracts, licensing, and other intellectual property issues. Daliah and Shyla also fielded a number of questions from the entrepreneurial audience. It was a great discussion and a fantastic event.
Continuing its tradition of supporting designers and entrepreneurs, Saper Law Offices will hold its Sixth Annual Designer Roudtable event on Thursday, December 19. Attendees are invited to bring their unique pieces, their pocketbooks, or just themselves, to “shop, sell, and share.” You can read about the first roundtable event here. The roundtable discussion format focuses on a variety of business issues, both legal and operational. Daliah Saper, Principal Attorney at Saper Law and a Chicago Fashion Foundation Board Member, will serve as the moderator and discussion leader for a number of key subjects, answering questions about: business incorporation, the hiring of Continue Reading
Saper Law hosted a panel of fashion industry experts to discuss various issues affecting the apparel entrepreneur in sourcing fabric and trim. Topics included best practices when sourcing, as well as copyrights, trademarks, and other legalities that arise when conducting business in the apparel industry. The event began with a discussion led by Xochil Scheer, of the Apparel Agency, about the differences between importing materials and sourcing domestically. The Apparel Agency provides both niche fashion startups and large corporations with preparation, management, and support throughout the development process. Xochil discussed some of the complications that may arise when working with Continue Reading
Our very own Shyla Jones spoke at a recent event as a guest lecturer. The Fashion Business Workshop, hosted by Columbia College Chicago on September 21st, focused on the challenges and opportunities associated with starting, owning, and operating a fashion boutique. In her seminar, Fashion Intellectual Property Law and eCommerce Considerations for Online Boutiques, Shyla spent much time discussing trademark, copyright, and general intellectual property concerns. Keep and eye on the Events page for more great Saper Law happenings.
If you're a designer or small business, you come up with valuable ideas everyday. But do you have the the knowledge and resources to protect them? You and your work have rights. On October 8th, attorneys from Saper Law and Nick Stocking from Design Cloud, will participate in a panel discussion about intellectual property and your rights. This unique panel talk will focus not only on the business side of IP, but also the design side. We'll cover the basics, then open the floor up to your questions and clarifications. This event is perfect for small businesses and start ups, along Continue Reading
On September 18, 2013 Saper Law Offices hosted an expert panel about the Business of Filmmaking, co-hosted by Johnsonese Brokerage, an insurance company for innovative organizations. Daliah and other stakeholders in the Chicagoland film industry discussed current business issues related to the filmmaking industry. Panelists included: Jim Laubinger, a certified Public Accountant who deals with film accounting and film tax incentives; Mark Krausz, owner of Falcon Paymasters, film payroll specialists; Larry Daufenbach, owner of Daufenbach Camera providing rental equipment to filmmakers; a Chris Johnson owner of Johnsonese, a company that provides film production insurance and Errors & Omissions insurance. Saper Law is Continue Reading