Season 2, Episode 9 – Can you own water? What if it is on your land? Does that make it private water? Fact is, water is a public resource. No one owns water, itself. However, the legal right to use water is abundant, and sensibly referred to as a water right. It’s something we hear about all the time, but what does it mean to “have” water rights? And, how should this affect your decision to purchase a piece of land? In this episode, Caitlyn Evans discusses Common Questions About Water Rights.
Season 2, Episode 8 – You’ve created the Next Big Thing. And, naturally, you want as many people as possible to use or experience it. But you don’t have time to promote and sell it, because you want to move on to create the next Next Big Thing. What do you do? You license your intellectual property to let others sell it for you. Now you have to sort out license scope, revenues, timelines, enforcement, and more. And that’s when you discover, licensing intellectual property is exactly as complex as it sounds. Fortunately, in this episode, Laraine Burrell discusses Five Tips for Licensing Intellectual Property.
Season 2, Episode 7 – Being sued? You’re not alone. It happens to businesses every day. And it comes with a lot of questions. Is this a serious matter that is going to be decided by a jury, or a judge? Can you settle out of court? And who is paying for this lawsuit? Commercial Litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in business such as breach of contracts, partnership disputes, class actions, and other corporate disputes. In this episode, Lee Lewis discusses Common Questions About Commercial Litigation.
Season 2, Episode 6 – Ever had a shared driveway with your neighbor? How about a situation where the utility company wanted unrestricted access to your property? And most likely, you’ve had a mortgage. Whether you knew it or not, these are all types of encumbrances. It can be an easement, a lien, or even a first right of refusal on a future sale. Some are voluntary such as your mortgage, and some are involuntary such as a utility easement. All are perfectly legal. And some may deter you from purchasing a property. Do you have all the information you need to make an informed decision? In this episode, Caitlyn Evans discusses Encumbrances and the Issues They May Cause.
Season 2, Episode 5 – Cyber Law is frequently in the news. Perhaps, you’ve considered it within your own business. One of many potential threats, cybersquatting, is registering, selling or using a domain name with the intent of profiting from someone else's trademark. This practice is illegal. And it has become a concern for many commercial businesses. In this episode, Laraine Burrell discusses Cybersquatting: What’s that? And What You Can Do About It.