2017 Quarterly Newsletter
December 13, 2017
The last few months of 2017 have been a busy time at Apex! We are preparing to release our much-anticipated podcast series by our very own Peter and Alexander. We also have two new staff members: Alex Gorton and Hana Stodder. Alex is a rising 2nd year law student at Seattle University and is joining us as our new Law Clerk. Hana is our new Technical Intern and is also at Seattle University as an undergraduate senior.
Peter has been working hard to close out the year with our clients. However, he still makes time to participate in the Seattle legal community as much as he can. A few weeks ago, Peter gave a presentation with Byron Dailey on Mission Driven Commercial Ventures at a CLE event in Seattle, which gave tips on how to make the decision to be a nonprofit or a mission based for-profit.
Alexander has been working on corporate legal issues in the blockchain and virtual reality space. He is enjoying the challenges associated with this emerging technology, and is pleased to report that Apex is now equipped to accept cryptocurrency as payment. If you’d like to make future payments in BTC, ETH, or LTC please let us know.
Judy has been continuing her excellent work in nonprofit corporation law. In addition to being an essential asset for our clients, Judy is an active member of her community. She gave a talk a few weeks ago at a Seattle CLE event on major revisions to an important act in nonprofit law.
The Apex Law Podcast
Apex is excited to announce the launch of their very own podcast this January! If you want to learn more about business law, check out Peter and Alexander’s first episode on Written Agreements, coming to SoundCloud and iTunes at the start of the New Year.
Client of the Quarter
Founded in 2010, Cinesaurus is a creative studio focusing on visual storytelling through video production, animation, and virtual reality. They are Apex’s Client of the Quarter because of the great videos they have recently produced! Check out this link to see some of Cinesaurus’s awesome productions (our favorite is the SpaceX Launch You Up).
From the Apex Blog
You’ve built your company and business around your name and logo. Your brand has a great reputation and you’ve decided to protect it by applying for a trademark. After investing financially in legal costs and a filing fee, you have received a valuable asset: your trademark registration.
Within trademark law, part of maintaining your trademark rights requires that you police against unauthorized use of confusingly similar marks and actively enforce your rights if infringement occurs.
So, if you do find that someone has infringed on your trademark, you can’t delay in asserting your rights or you may lose them! The most cost-efficient and cost-effective method of protection is early detection.
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