Favorite Quoted Quotes from ‘An Unimaginable Journey’

My friend, business partner and client, Aviad Meitar, just published a very interesting book about our experience in building the exclusive Pepsi-Cola bottler in the country of Romania. We made the first trip to Romania together in January 1991, just 13 months after the revolution that overthrew Ceausescu. Since that incredible first encounter, Aviad always Read More …

Intellectual Property Basics

I find that many clients can benefit from an explanation of the fundamental differences between the main types of intellectual property. There are four main types that come up regularly in my practice:  copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets. Here’s a very basic description of each type: Copyrights – provide ownership rights to original works Read More …

The Often-Signed, Rarely Read ‘Confidentiality Agreement’

A confidentiality agreement is seldom a strategically important agreement. But you can make a strategically important mistake in signing one. The risk of this is exacerbated if you are among the droves of managers who sign confidentiality agreements (sometimes called non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs) without really reading them. Here’s the key risk:  some confidentiality agreements, especially Read More …

The ‘Non-Competition’ Covenant

Non-competition provisions appear in several different types of agreements, including employment agreements, consulting agreements and acquisition agreements, among others. Most attorneys and clients recognize that the basic issues to negotiate are the scope, territory and duration of the non-compete. What I think is often overlooked is the practical reality that the very existence of the non-compete can Read More …