Many Kansas and Missouri residents frequent online social network sites. There are also many people in these and other states who enjoy uploading photographs they've taken to various internet venues to share them with others and invite public comments. A man who did just that wound up in a legal battle over copyright law, and according to the judge that recently heard the case, he won.
Many people celebrated a major reduction in several tax rates in the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). However, some patent holders are not so elated.
Business litigation has been making the news recently. A central focus in many of these cases has been an alleged thefts of trade secrets. One particular dispute involved ride-sharing mogul, Uber, and Waymo, the self-driving car designer. Such high-stakes incidents are believed to cause an annual $300 billion or more in collective economic losses in Kansas and Missouri companies as well as others throughout the nation.
As a business owner, inventor or creative artist in Kansas and Missouri (or elsewhere) it can be quite challenging to keep up with current marketing trends as well as intellectual property laws and other issues that may impact a product, idea or business plan. In the highly competitive business world, it's crucial to protect trade secrets, brand names, logos and client information as it is to protect a warehouse full of inventory. Those who fail to do so may run into infringement problems, which could lead to intellectual property litigation.