Giving 501(c)(3) Charitable Organizations Basics

Giving Tuesday was created as a vehicle to channel all of the good will and spending from the holiday season into charitable organizations.  A charitable organization are usually tax-exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and, thus called 501(c)(3)’s.  Organizations that are accepted by the IRS to be tax exempt under section … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We want to take this time to express our gratitude for you reading our blog and all of the kind words, ideas, and feedback. Sincerely, OgdenGlazer, LLC

Play 100 Questions to Find Your Match

  In the running for the most asked question of 2016 is “How do I pick a good lawyer?”  I have been asked this again and again by people.  My best answer is “Ask questions!” First, ask people you trust: Who do you use? Do you like them? Do they listen to you? Are they … Read more

Tale of Two Tables

The owner of copyright has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following: to reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords; to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work; to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or … Read more

Which way to Trademark City?

After asking friends, family, and strangers sitting next to you at the bar what they think of it, you have finally decided on a name for your newest product.  Now you want to protect it with a federal trademark, but how do you do that? First, I assume that you have already searched the mark … Read more

A Dancing Date at the City Clerk’s Office

A stereotypical date night out includes dinner, drinks, and maybe dancing to a band.  Turns out that is also a stereotypical list of licenses you need to get if you are starting a place where people will enjoy those behaviors.  The license that I, at least, hear the least about is the Entertainment License.  In … Read more

Rock and Hard Place: Non-competes for new employers

Non-compete and non-solicitation provisions have been in my mind lately.  Almost like I had a presentation on them recently. Usually, I get asked by employees about the limitations placed on them and by employers how they can use this tool to be fair to employees and contractors but still protect the company’s assets.  A question … Read more

Who runs the world?

Turns out, it isn’t girls who run the world, but contracts that do.  Sorry, Beyonce  You can barely get through a week without agreeing to one whether it is getting a cell phone, signing up for a new social media account, or getting an oil change.  The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory … Read more

Hey, that’s what I said!

I have already written about aspects of copyright law, but exactly is copyright protection?  Copyright protects original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression.  One way to think of it is it protects creative works that you can somehow see or hear again and again.  Works of authorship include the following categories: … Read more