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Non-Disclosure Agreements Explained

  This is the third in our 3-article series on restrictive covenants. Read our first article on Non-Competes here, and read our second article on Non-Solicits here.  Nondisclosure agreements, also known as “NDAs,” protect against the unwanted disclosure and dissemination of valuable, confidential information. In the corporate context, NDAs help businesses protect their competitive advantage and market share. NDAs can be unilateral or mutual. Unilateral agreements are typically between an employer and an employee. In these agreements, the employee agrees to not reveal the employer's confidential information. Mutual agreements, on the other hand, are typically between businesses. Both parties, in Continue Reading

Non-Compete Agreements Explained

This is the first in our 3-article series on restrictive covenants. Read our second article on Non-Solicits here, and read our third article on Non-Disclosures here.  If you are an employer, you have probably asked your employees to sign an agreement containing a non-compete clause.  If you are an employee, you have likely signed an agreement containing a non-compete clause. However, just because someone signed a Non-Competition clause doesn’t mean the non-compete provision is enforceable. Non-Compete agreements must meet certain legal requirements to be binding.  Is My Non-Compete Provision Enforceable? The law generally disfavors restrictions on commerce. Covenants not to Continue Reading

Non-Solicitation Agreements Explained

This article is the second in our series explaining restrictive covenants in employment agreements. Read our first article on Non-Competes here, and read our third article on Non-Disclosures here.  Covenants to not solicit (or “Non-Solicitations” or "Non-Solicits" for short) are more limited than Non-Compete agreements. Non-Solicits only prohibit an ex-employee from soliciting his or her former employer’s clients or employees. Non-Solicits generally require (1) consideration, (2) the protection of a legitimate business interest, and (3) must be for a reasonable duration. Consideration Like Non-Compete provisions and agreements, Non-Solicitations must have valid consideration.  This means the employer must “give something” to Continue Reading

Daliah Saper To Present at “Trademarks and Copyrights 101” Workshop at Score Chicago

Daliah has been presenting to new and aspiring entrepreneurs at SCORE’s Chicago office for over 13 years. Her lectures primarily focus on start-up business and intellectual property legal issues.   During the June 10th workshop at SCORE Chicago, Daliah Saper, Principal Attorney at Saper Law, will answer the following questions: What is a Copyright? What is a Trademark? How do Trademarks and Copyrights compare to Trade Secrets and Patents? What is involved with the registration process for copyrights vs. trademarks? How much does trademark and copyright protection cost? How long does protection last? When do you use an SM, TM, or ®? Continue Reading

2018 Saper Law Holiday Party: Highlight Video

We loved catching up with clients and friends at Saper Law's 2018 Holiday Party at Moxy! View highlights from the evening by clicking the video link below and scroll down to see how Saper Law can help you in 2019! If we didn't see you, we'd love to reconnect and hear what you're working on! As a reminder, we can help you with: Getting your IP and Brand Portfolio in Order Need to copyright new photos, videos, web content, music, etc? Need to trademark a new slogan? Need a domain and user name audit? Running a sweepstakes or contest? Hiring influencers to Continue Reading

Daliah Saper Presents Trademarks and Copyrights Seminar at Score Chicago

Daliah has been presenting to new and aspiring entrepreneurs at SCORE’s Chicago office for over 13 years.  Her lectures primarily focus on start up business and intellectual property legal issues.   During the September 24 workshop at SCORE Chicago, Daliah Saper, Principal Attorney at Saper Law, will answer the following questions: What is a Copyright? What is a Trademark? How do Trademarks and Copyrights compare to Trade Secrets and Patents? What is involved with the registration process for copyrights vs. trademarks? How much does trademark and copyright protection cost? How long does protection last? When do you use an SM, TM, or Continue Reading

Daliah Saper to Judge Innovate! Celebrate Startup of the Year Competition in Boston

Join Daliah Saper October 15-17, 2018 for the Startup of the Year competition in Boston, MA. Daliah will join a panel of industry leaders and experienced entrepreneurs as a judge and mentor to discover and support the most promising and innovative startups from around the world. The Startup of the Year competition is a 3-day conference celebrating technology, innovation & entrepreneurship, with the global competition featuring 100 vetted startups. The competition provides networking, hands-on learning opportunities, product demos, mentor sessions, pop-up panels & more. Startup of the Year competition will take place October 15-17, 2018 at the Revere Hotel Boston Continue Reading

Daliah Speaker to Speak at the North American Entertainment, Media, and IP Law Summit in Grand Cayman

The North American Entertainment Law Summit delivers a four day continuing legal education conference, focused on constantly evolving topics within the entertainment, sports, media, and intellectual property law fields. On November 10, 2018, Daliah Saper will once again serve as a panelist at the 30th Annual North American Law Summit.  The last few years she has discussed social media law but this year she will join a panel of high profile speakers to discuss the pros and cons of appearing on national news broadcasts.  Her session is titled: Legally On TV: On Air Personalities. For more information click here.

CLIENT ALERT: GDPR GOES INTO EFFECT ON MAY 25, 2018

After several months of anticipation, preparation and general uncertainty, the European Union’s new privacy regulations, referred to as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is set to go into effect on May 25, 2018.  With this looming deadline, the GDPR will vastly reshape how companies around the world collect, process, and share personally identifiable user information. While many companies are working to be compliant by the May 25, 2018 date, many other companies are either unsure of whether the GDPR affects them or simply unprepared to become fully compliant.  Regardless of where you find yourself at on this spectrum, it Continue Reading

Saper Law Client Vinyl for a Cause releases new album to benefit Young Chicago Authors

Saper Law has been representing indie record label, Vinyl for a Cause, since 2016.  Vinyl's founders, Adam Victorn and Charlie Greengoss, created the record label based on the idea that music can be a driver for charitable good.  Every limited edition release features two bands covering each other, on sides A and B of a 7 inch vinyl record.  Vinyl for a Cause donates a large portion of the profits of every release to a charity chosen by the artists featured on the record. Their latest limited-edition release features Chicago-based artists Kevin Coval, TASHA, and Jamila Woods.  80% of profits Continue Reading

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