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The Basics of Protecting Your Business With Insurance

In the unpredictable world of business, there is one constant and unwelcome companion lurking in the shadows: risk. We find risk anywhere and everywhere in a business environment: research and development, personnel matters, physical operations, customer relationships, data and security, and many other facets of running a business. Despite a…

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Celebrating National Entrepreneurship Month

As we close out November, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month. National Entrepreneurship Month recognizes entrepreneurs and innovators who demonstrate drive, resilience, and determination as they create solutions that solve problems and build businesses that fuel our communities. At KO Law Firm, we celebrate these…

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5 Tips to Accelerate Enterprise Contracting

As companies scale, many will experience growing pains with enterprising contracting. As companies look upstream in terms of deal size and deal sophistication from small, one-off pilots to bigger enterprise-level deals, they typically sign fewer, larger contracts and the contracting process gets harder and takes longer which can have a…

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Top Food & Beverage Trends at Expo West

Natural Products Expo West, the industry’s largest trade show, hosted more than 3,000 exhibiting companies and top retailers as well as 65,000 attendees at this year’s event. The show featured new food, beverage, and consumer goods products and innovations. Here’s a closer look at top trends that we expect to…

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How to Navigate the Legal Issues of Using Generative AI to Create Content

Image: Authors Created Images Using DALL-E and Midjourney The use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) systems like ChatGPT, GitHub Co-Pilot, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, Artbreeder, and DALL-E are becoming increasingly popular for developing new products, services, and software, and for creating other content. While the potential benefits of using this technology…

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How to Mitigate Common Commercial Risks to Prepare for a Major Transaction

Are you preparing for financing or M&A due diligence now or planning to in the future? If a third party started due diligence on your company today, would you be putting your best foot forward? When you prepare for a major transaction, financing, or exit, an investor or an acquirer…

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Can Businesses Influence Federal Government Contract Terms?

The Role of Federal Acquisition Regulations Securing a federal government contract is often a huge win for businesses, but negotiating contract terms can feel like a massive undertaking that may make you doubt the value of the deal you just won. These contracts can feel overly complex and even non-negotiable,…

Early Stage Business Considerations: Prioritizing Intellectual Property Protection Image

Early Stage Business Considerations: Prioritizing Intellectual Property Protection

Emerging company founders and small business owners have no shortage of issues to think through and solve. Prioritizing intellectual property rights and protection doesn’t often top the priority list. Most time and energy is rightly focused on building the business, developing products, hiring a team, and finding customers. With these…