What’s Fair in Fair Use?

Mark Smith Partner mark@jmsmithlaw.com Copyrighting is an important tool used to protect the originality and productive rights of a creator’s work. Before the formation of the information highway, it was somewhat difficult for creators to defend their works due to the...

Trademarks 101

Mark Smith Partner mark@jmsmithlaw.com They exist all around us. We make eye contact, and we do not even realize it. The instant we enter a store of any kind, they line the shelves. They are present on the very laptop I am typing on right now. In fact, we are...

Following EEOC Guidelines: Complying with the ADA

Mark Smith Partner mark@jmsmithlaw.com The EEOC has been actively pursuing legal action against employers whose wellness programs are considered coercive under the ADA. Companies should be careful in any potential violations that could sink them in legal trouble. In...

Confidentiality Agreements 101

Mark Smith Partner mark@jmsmithlaw.com Trust is vital for the foundation of a successful relationship.  Notwithstanding the nature of the relationship, trust builds confidence between the involved parties. When there is genuine trust between those involved, the...