Author Archives: Maria Crimi Speth

About Maria Crimi Speth

Maria Crimi Speth is a partner at the law firm of Jaburg & Wilk P.C. She focuses her practice on the fields of intellectual property and Internet law.

Was Dumb Starbucks Smart?

Nathan Fielder
February 17, 2014 by in Business News | Featured | Legal

Comedian Nathan Fielder created a media stir, and long lines, when he opened a coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks. The establishment was quickly closed down for not having a permit. In the short time that the shop was open, legal commentators everywhere speculated about whether Starbucks would sue for trademark infringement, and if it did,… Read More →

Failing To Honor Copyrights On Software Could Cost Company Thousands

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If you use software in your business, a little knowledge about an often misunderstood area of the law could save you tens and possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars. The area of the law is copyrights — but don’t stop reading just because you know you would never illegally copyright software. I have had many… Read More →