Shining a spotlight on non-compete agreements, Amazon is suing former Amazon employee (now Google Employee) Zoltan Szabadi for his alleged violation of his non-compete agreement with Amazon. The lawsuit will be closely followed by the tech industry as Amazon and other large companies seek to ascertain the acceptable scope of limiting their employee's ability to work in the same industry with competing organizations. Mr. Szabadi originally led Amazon's Strategic Alliances Emerging Partners unit. He was responsible for finding partners that market Amazon's cloud and present services for it. Early this May, however, Mr. Szabadi transferred to Google to perform the same Continue Reading
The Chicago Cubs recently released a revised plan for Wrigley Field's “face-lift.” The renovation calls for new ad signs that would fully obstruct the view of the playing field from neighboring rooftop venues. Needless to say, the rooftop owners are not happy. Each has a vested interest in Wrigley Field as it stands because they charge fans every Cubs home game to sit in bleachers atop their building and enjoy the nation's pastime. Moreover, the rooftop owners have a contract with the Cubs to exercise this rooftop right bleacher in exchange for 17 percent of venues’ gross annual revenue, which Continue Reading
On April 22, Vlad Moldavskiy of MeetAdvisors.com interviewed Daliah Saper about her firm, her practice area, and various internet-related intellectual property issues. To see the entire interview, click the link below: https://www.meetadvisors.com/post/meetadvisors-with-daliah-saper-founder-of-saper-law-offices
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.
On January 31, 2014 Business Insanity Talk Radio hosted by Barry Moltz interviewed Daliah Saper about social media, intellectual property, and online defamation. Daliah also fielded questions about cyber-squatting, domain names, contracts with website developers, employee social media policies, and key provisions in small business contracts. Listen to the full segment by clicking on the link below. (Daliah's segment begins at 25:25) https://www.blogtalkradio.com/smallbusinessunstuck/2014/01/31/258-anthony-smith-ramya-narayanan-mike-trabold-daliah-saper-jay-shek
Daliah Saper will be a featured panelist at the Namescon.com conference next week to speak about the various legal issues related to domain names. In this article, we highlight an interesting domain name dispute that Saper Law attorneys recently successfully litigated. The takeaway for business owners and domain name owners is an important one. Read more below: Whose Domain Name Is It Anyway? Businesses large and small have come to think of their domain name (or names, since many businesses will snatch up dozens if not hundreds of addresses in order to cover their bases) as one of their most valuable Continue Reading
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
Songsalive!, the largest international non-profit organization supporting, promoting and educating songwriters and composers worldwide since 1997 brings you another songwriting critique workshop at the Beat Kitchen with guest speaker, entertainment lawyer Aaron Midler, discussing "Copyrights, Contracts and Music Licensing"! Aaron will discuss a variety of legal issues related to the music industry and provide support for the songwriting community in Chicago. For more information check-out Songsalive! information on this event and contact Saper Law for assistance on your music law questions and concerns.