BY WENDY HEILBUT, PARTNER
We love getting the call from an emerging company or startup client who is ready to embark on a fundraising round: this step shows growth, proof of concept, and drive toward expansion. Similarly, when we work with a new venture capital fund in its capital raising efforts, we enjoy fantasizing with the fund managers on how they will utilize the new capital to bring about the fund’s thesis or mission. While we relish celebrating these moments, we’ve seen first-hand that unfortunately, minority founders and fund managers historically recoup a disproportionately small amount of private capital
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BY MICHELLE BUTLER, SENIOR ASSOCIATE AND SRINIDHI KRISHNAN, INTERN
Companies have been using giveaways as a promotional tool for decades, but they have become increasingly popular as companies ramp up their digital marketing efforts. Running a giveaway online is much easier than administering a mail-in or in-person sweepstakes, and these online promotions can go a long way in creating hype for your company. It’s no wonder that they’ve become so popular. Companies may want to quickly roll out a social media giveaway campaign after the launch of a product or in a moment when online engagement is particularly high, but,…
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BY VICTORIA MINNEMAN, ASSOCIATE
Can you imagine owning the elusive Birkin bag? Starting at around $10,000, for most people this would be considered out of reach, out of budget—even out of this world—in terms of expense and extravagance.
As a trademark attorney, I try to teach my daughter as much as I can about brands and the importance of protecting what belongs to the people that create them. We often discuss brand name clothes, shoes, stores and purses. We spend time dreaming of what it would be like to own a wardrobe full of Christian Louboutin’s or Jimmy Choo’s…
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BY HEIDI YERNBERG PARTNER
As a law firm, we are ever focused on our words and speech. Through words, lawyers strive to communicate complexity in simple terms, craft winning arguments through persuasive speech, and document business arrangements with precise language. The legal writing process is different from creative writing, certainly, but it requires effort and original thinking. Well-crafted legal language leaves a lasting impact for years to come. Only consider some of the most powerful legal words in our country’s history: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…”
Prose and poetry, though, leave a…
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Exploring the in’s and out’s, what if’s, and but’s for C-Suite matters.
BY ERICA KERMAN, SENIOR ASSOCIATE
As an early-stage founder or executive, you may be asked for equity by employees, potential hires, advisors and others. Here are some pointers so you feel on top of the game in those conversations.
1. When and why issue equity in your company?
Companies will often grant equity to initial hires and contractors who provide key services to the company. There are several reasons why you may grant equity in your company, but two of the most common are:
• To attract and…
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How big is the market for non-fungible tokens (NFTs)? In Q4 2021 alone, crypto collectors bought and sold $11 billion worth of NFTs—a figure roughly equivalent to what the entire contemporary art market sold during the same period. But even as the NFT market has exploded, it has also run into a problem familiar to the art and luxury goods markets: counterfeit works. Many experts have said that OpenSea—the Amazon of NFT marketplaces—has conceded that approximately 80% of the works on its platform are not authentic. This is unacceptable and reflects a failure to pass laws that would help protect…
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The International Olympic Committee (“IOC”) is the governing body that manages most aspects of the Olympic Games, including the broadcast of any footage from the Olympic Games. In an effort to raise funds, the IOC sells its broadcast rights to various networks and these rights allow the networks to exclusively show the Games on television, radio, the internet, etc. This practice raises billions of dollars for the IOC and that money is, for the most part, allocated to maintaining the committee, as well as the event itself. For context, in 2014, NBC paid $7.75 billion for the rights to…
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Fashion as an ‘artform’ and fashion as an ‘industry subject to legal protections’ exist as two somewhat inconsistent concepts. In the artistic context, the garment as worn can be considered secondary to the creative vision of the designer. Pyer Moss’ recent collection comes to mind. Kerby Jean-Raymond, the tour de force designer of the Pyer Moss label, designed the garments in his recent collection to serve as statement art pieces rather than items of clothing to be worn. The collection was a celebration of inventions created by black inventors throughout history and included garments with outlandish embellishments such as…
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My girlfriend is asexual. We don’t make love therefore cannot hug, in fact it is completely good. This lady has crushes on a lot of people continuously. By crushes, she implies the lady favored individuals, which once more is ok because they’ren’t romantic. I was the 2nd individual she found just who defied that description. Initial person could be the issue right here. Since me personally and her found myself in this commitment, he’s seemingly ended talking-to the girl. She said she liked him, but she went on to say it was more familial.
I’m not sure whether…
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The Short variation: several terrible times directed Julie Ferman to join a dating solution, which eventually led to satisfying her now-husband, a matchmaker, and being released to the online dating sector. She had been therefore fascinated with the practice that she started building her very own strategies for matching singles with dates might create long-term connections, and she today works an effective company for the la and Santa Fe places. Julie’s cooperation along with other specialists in the and her knowledge of the difference between single people enable her to present a distinctive service.
When Julie Ferman ordered an account…
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To simulate payments that the issuer declines for various reasons, use test cards from this section. This can be useful for testing your integration’s error handling logic. Using one of these cards results in a card error with the given error code and decline code.
Windows Live Mail error id 0x8de00005 could be caused by misconfiguration of the Windows Live Mail. To solve it configure your Windows Live Mail by setting up POP or IMAP for the incoming server. After these, you may resolve the issue of Windows Live Mail Not Working in Windows 10. Uncheck the option Create photo…
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While using SVG as code is a bit more involved, it’s by no means difficult after you’ve done it a few times. There are a couple ways to extract the SVG for your image.
- If you keep it farther to the left, then you’re choosing to be less strict about the quality, and further to the right means you want it to match more precisely to the original file.
- Is true, the instance logs export processing including database query time and the time taken to write data to the file.
- The graphics will be preserved while switching vector formats.
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To solve this issue, it’s possible to reinstall the graphics driver from your personal computer’s main menu. If everything is working properly, you will no longer get the “Something Went Wrong” message that is accompanied with the Windows 0x0 error code.
- Each of these problems is called a .dll conflict, and this is when you get the “missing .dll file” error.
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- Insert the Windows 10 DVD or installation media and reboot your device.
- Personal computers running Windows systems often encounter DLL file errors resulting
The app Hornet, which caters to the gay male community, has seen a 30-percent increase in social feed engagement since social distancing measures began in mid-March, according to CEO Christof Wittig. And the dating app Tinder reported that it saw more engagement on March 29 than on any other day in its history, with more than 3 billion users swiping to connect with people, according to an April 1 press release. In 2020, online dating revenue in the U.S. amounted to 602 million U.S. dollars, and it is projected to reach 755 billion U.S. dollars by 2024. The number of…
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In the last month, Facebook, Inc. announced its rebrand to Meta Platforms, Inc., doing business as Meta. The rebrand came at a curious time for Facebook.
Leaked internal research from the company demonstrated that it was repeatedly made aware of its large role in the spread of misinformation and hate speech; but despite the strange timing of the rebrand, Mark Zuckerberg said it had nothing to do with the criticism Facebook experiencing. Instead, the shift stemmed from a simple push for a more technologically-driven future: a world where shared experiences within the metaverse become increasingly common among…
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Last month, someone paid $650,000 for a yacht in the metaverse. It was the highest price ever paid for a NFT asset in The Sandbox, a digital environment not unlike The Sims.
The yacht’s creator, Republic Realm, also develops and sells metaversal jet skis, speed boats, and even real estate, such as the Tikila Villa, which offers its owners “relaxed luxury and laid-back waterfront living with beach frontage and a personal pier” situated “on its own unique parcel of land” in The Sandbox. To own any of these assets, of course, one must first open a cryptocurrency wallet,…
Continue Reading Reigning in the Metaverse: Congress Needs To Catch Up–Fast