Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! We chatted with Will Maguire of the Law Offices of William E. Maguire about representing Hollywood heavy hitters like Baywatch and Men in Black, attending INTA and volunteering with mentorship organizations. Enjoy!
Tell us a bit about your legal practice. What type of work do you focus on?
I started Lichy Law in October 2017 after a 6 year stint in Biglaw and then 5 years as the co-founder and CEO of a women’s accessories brand in NYC. I was originally going to be a “Fashion Law Firm” but quickly realized that my background and skill set could offer value far beyond the limited field of fashion-related legal matters and so it naturally transitioned to a Start Up firm. I like to think of Lichy Law as a Start Up for Start Ups. The type of work we focus on is pretty much anything that new and budding entrepreneurs need help with.
Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This time we are back to interview Caroline Fox of CJ Fox Law. Caroline is a small business attorney with a focus on creatives, startups, and event professionals. We talk about her background in PR and advertising, her Next Tuesday Podcast and how to land speaking engagements.
Alt Legal announced today that it has expanded its integration with Wolters Kluwer. The integration means that Alt Legal customers will have access to vital research articles and documents right alongside their IP dockets.
Recently, my wife and I welcomed a baby girl. As I started thinking about her future, I couldn’t help but think about what technology tools will be available for the next generation of IP professionals.
CHICAGO and NEW YORK, March 12, 2018 -- CNA today announced that it has named IP docketing provider Alt Legal, Inc. as the newest member of its Allied Vendor Program.
Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This week we catch up with Derek Hawkins of Hawkins Law Offices LLC. We chat about the behind the scenes tech that makes Derek's practice tick, his experience as Alt Legal intern and his advice for future solo practitioners.
CBS has sued a photographer for copyright infringement for publishing stills from a TV show.
A judge affirmed his initial ruling against Lions Gate in a case over a parody of the signature move from Dirty Dancing, answering the question of whether the material was protected by copyright or trademark.
The production company behind the Simpsons has filed trademark applications for their closing credits logo, animation, and jingle.
Levi's is suing Vineyard Vines over a tab with a small image of a whale on the back pocket of their jeans.
Over the weekend, Alt Legal founder and CEO Nehal Madhani spoke on a panel at the Asian-American Bar Association of New York's fall conference.
The panel, titled "Finding the Entrepreneurial Spirit," focused on entrepreneurialism in the legal industry. Nehal and his co-panelists, Ashish Walia (Co-Founder of LawTrades) and Mirra Levitt (Co-Founder of Priori Legal), discussed their professional journeys from attorneys to entrepreneurs and how attorneys can be more entrepreneurially minded, particularly in their billing models and client interactions.
In advance of the release of the second season, a Stranger Things-themed bar popped up in Chicago. Netflix sent the owners a really wonderful cease and desist, promising a fair deal and a warning that "the demogorgon isn't always as forgiving."