How to Handle Client Contracts, Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property Issues

These are IMPORTANT intellectual property legal/business tips everyone doing business online must know. I share 13 different contract terms and provisions, 35 years of litigation and trial experience, and valuable legal intellectual property tips from top legal experts Pete Salsich III, Karima Gulick and Francesca M. Witzburg.

This presentation was originally given during the virtual global AgoraPulse Agency Summit. It’s titled, “How to Handle Client Contracts, Copyrights, and Other Intellectual Property Issues.” You can learn more about AgoraPulse via my brand page here.

I believe that this 40 minute long value-packed presentation includes some of the best tips I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing from the stage to help online businesses and social media/marketing agencies, protect their business, legal rights and be successful.

During my presentation, I shared the expert advice of three friends including:

Pete Salsich III, Intellectual Property Attorney and Chair of the Entertainment and Media Practice Group at Capes Sokol who answered this question at the 5 minute mark:

“What legal proceedings, equitable relief, and damages should an agency, creator, or brand be aware of or concerned with when it comes to an alleged copyright violation and subsequent litigation?”
[connect with Pete here]

Karima Gulick, an Intellectual Property Attorney, Patent Lawyer, Aerospace Engineer, and private pilot who shared her thoughts in response to this question at the 15:50 mark:

“What steps should an agency or creator take to protect the copyright of the content they create?”
[connect with Karima here ]

Francesca M. Witzburg, an Intellectual Property Lawyer and Partner at Loza & Loza LLP, who answered this question at the 25:36 mark:

“What happens when someone violates your trademark. What are the consequences?”
[connect with Francesca here]

I am a big fan of AgoraPulse and would like to thank Mike Allton and his talented team for putting on this top-notch and much needed event.

Please reach out with any questions!

 

 

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DISCLAIMER

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT NO LEGAL ADVICE IS BEING GIVEN IN THIS POST OR RELATED VIDEOS, AUDIOS AND LINKS. ALTHOUGH I AM A CALIFORNIA TRIAL LAWYER, I’M NOT YOUR LAWYER. NO ATTORNEY/CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS FORMED BECAUSE OF OUR COMMUNICATIONS. IN FACT, A WRITTEN SIGNED AND DATED RETAINER AGREEMENT IS ALWAYS NECESSARY TO CREATE AN ATTORNEY/CLIENT RELATIONSHIP WITH ME OR ANY OTHER MEMBERS OF MY FIRM. PLEASE REACH OUT TO FORMALIZE OUR PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP IF YOU WOULD LIKE OUR HELP OR, CONSULT WITH A LOCAL ATTORNEY IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR LEGAL NEEDS. STRICT TIME LIMITS APPLY TO CLAIMS. A FAILURE TO TAKE CERTAIN MANDATORY STEPS MAY BAR YOU FROM PURSUING A CLAIM. ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT I’M LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

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Three Ways to Find a Good Lawyer in Your City and State

Rent, COVID, divorce, and business related matters are just a few of the legal issues consumers are experiencing in today’s upside down world. Finding a good lawyer who you can afford and trust is challenging. In this podcast, I share my favorite 3 ways to find a lawyer in your city and state.

I hope this helps.

New ABA Article: “How lawyers are using the Clubhouse app to build their businesses and make new connections.”

Enjoy this new ABA Journal article: “How lawyers are using the Clubhouse app to build their businesses and make new connections.”

It’s an honor to be mentioned along with friends, Francesca M. Witzburg and Carol Williams. Thank you Lyle Moran for including us in your article!

Click here to connect with me on the Clubhouse app!

Why Did I Create The LegalMinds Mastermind?

This is my story. These are the reasons. Give this a listen.

The reason I located, assembled and tapped into thousands of documents and hundreds of thousands of pages of information I’ve accumulated over the last 40 years was to create the LegalMinds Mastermind.

During this journey, I also decided to share important lessons, success tips, and takeaways, from thousands of hours of interviews, files, documents, videos, jury trial stories, and research, along with decades of experiences from experts and friends. I did so in my book, “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Business Owners, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs.”

Reach out with questions or comments. Better yet, become part of my LegalMinds Mastermind community and get my book, “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Business Owners, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs” (paperback, Kindle, and Audible).

The approaches, secrets, and tools I share in the mastermind and book have allowed me and others to close seven-figure deals, win million-dollar cases, and build global brands. I know they’ll help you too.

“Good ideas are great, but without action, they’re just dreams. If you want to achieve success, take massive and consistent action on your ideas. Each day see what works, makes adjustments, and TAKE MORE ACTION. Do what others are unwilling to do. Be someone who others don’t dare to be.” ~Mitch Jackson

Make each day your masterpiece!

Find Out How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Can Save You Time, Money, Expand Your Engagement, and Help You Become a Social Media Rockstar!

Social media is a huge part of modern marketing and branding, and to some, a never-ending task. Fortunately, artificial intelligence can help with your social media marketing and branding and make sure that you are always connected to your audience with the right message and in the right way. In my Friday’s newsletter, I discuss how #AI can make you more efficient at creating and sharing social media content to better connect with your audience. I also share my favorite two AI tools. Click here to read.

How To Repurpose Social Media Content

I had the pleasure of chatting with social media content repurposing expert, Amy Woods, about how we can all repurpose social media content better. Here are a few of my favorite video clips from our conversation.

Enjoy these highlights and take-a-ways via the clips below or via my podcast (written transcript here)

What is Social Media Content Repurposing? (1/9)

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7 Different Learning Styles re Content Repurposing (2/9)

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7 Ways Summer Interns Can Add Value, Build Their Brands, and Get Hired!


Establishing and building your brand while interning can be tricky. It’s essential to get noticed, stand out, and build relationships. In this blog post, I’m sharing seven ways to help build your brand as an intern and increase your chances of being offered a job or using your internship as a reference for future career opportunities.

Sure, each internship is different. A summer legal intern’s requirements are different from someone in the coding or gaming industry. The needs and goals of an intern for a mechanic are probably different than the local bakery. But here’s the deal, I believe the similarities are greater than the differences, and regardless of your internship job or occupation, one or more of these seven ideas will resonate with you and be of value.

#1 Update Your Linkedin and Social Media Profiles

One easy way to make a name for yourself and build your internship branding is by updating your LinkedIn and social media profiles. It’s important that you have photos of the company, internship logo, or fun work-related pictures on these sites.  Make sure they are well lit with good quality so your profiles and posts will be noticed. Your company will also appreciate the time that you took to do this. It shows that you care.

#2 Learn About Your Company History, Management Team, and Immediate Boss or Supervisor

Google your company. Find out what the internship team’s management structure looks like. Follow the company’s social media accounts. Like and engage in the comments.

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