Just Say Non: California's Hard Line on Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements
Non-compete, non-solicitation and other promises to restrain from future business practices are collectively referred to as restrictive covenants. A typical non-compete clause prohibits a party to a contract from doing business with the other party’s customers or from engaging in the same business as the other party entirely. A typical non-solicitation clause prohibits a party from trying to hire away the other party’s employees or other business partners. Restrictive coven
Fight Night: How Tuning into a Boxing or MMA Event Could Land You in Court
For some fans of boxing, mixed martial arts and other pay-per-view sporting events, it’s long after the ring has emptied that the fight really gets ugly. The pay-per-view business model relies on promoters being able to separately license the event to residential and commercial customers. Because of the significantly higher cost of a license to broadcast the event for commercial purposes (in a bar, for example), it’s common for business owners to try and get away with showing
The Gray Market: What Can Unauthorized Dealers Get Away With on Amazon (and Beyond)?
Sale of counterfeit goods remains widespread on online marketplaces like AliBaba, eBay, Etsy and Amazon. But brand owners are increasingly concerned about a related and, in some ways, more intractable problem: the unauthorized distribution of genuine merchandise. Policing knock offs may feel like a Sisyphean endeavor, with a new counterfeiter popping up the moment another is shut down in an endless game of ecommerce Whack-a-Mole. But it can be done. The bigger platforms typ