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What Is NIL?


Whether or not college athletes have a right to receive financial compensation has stirred controversy over the years. The supreme court decisively settled this contentious matter in the NCAA vs Alston case ruling delivered on the 21st of June 2021. This ruling opened the door for college athletes to be paid for the commercial use of their Name, Image, or Likeness (NIL).

The landmark ruling came against a backdrop of myriads of bills by lawmakers across several states vouching for the compensation of student-athletes by external sponsors. 

This article discusses what NIL is, and how student-athletes can benefit from the program. 

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The Ins and Outs of Franchising


From McDonald’s to Wendy’s, Hair Cuttery Hair Salons to Planet Fitness gyms, most people have visited at least one franchise. While you may recognize a franchise as a consumer, owning one has a very different perspective. If you’re considering opening a franchise, you’ll want to make sure you know the basics before you invest your time and money. 

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5 Things Your IT Contract Must Address

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As you shape an IT contract, it must contain the right elements. If you’re a service provider writing a contract for a new client, make sure your business is protected. On the other hand, if you’re a small business seeking IT services, and you want to make sure you get what you’re paying for; it’s equally important you review the contract. Take a close look at how it has the potential to impact your business, both immediately and in the future.

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4 Advantages of Flat-fee Trademark Services

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Starting a new business is exciting, but it can also be daunting. You have a long to-do list and you don’t want to overlook any legal matters. As your ideas start to become a reality, you will want to protect certain aspects of your business, including your brand. This blog discusses some of the benefits of using flat-fee trademark services to protect your brand and business.

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How to Negotiate International Contracts

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As you expand into a global market, creating contracts and working with knowledgeable business attorneys becomes increasingly critical to your business. When you negotiate international contracts, however, there may be more complexities than when you’re negotiating contracts within your home country. Here are some steps to consider when negotiating international contracts:

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What to Know About New York’s Cannabinoid Hemp Program

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If you intend to sell or distribute hemp, hemp extracts, or cannabidiol (CBD) products, you must comply with New York’s laws about retail and distribution. Failure to get the proper licenses, sell illegal items, and improperly label products can lead to fines and other penalties. Below, learn more about New York’s Cannabinoid Hemp Program. This blog post is not all-encompassing, but rather an overview of the program.

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