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A Guide To All Things NIL: Georgia

Thanks to a recent NCAA interim policy change and a new State law , student-athletes in Georgia can now be paid for use of their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”).  This opens up new opportunities for students involved in collegiate sports to earn money. What does the law say? On May 6, 2021 Georgia Governor


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A Guide to all Things NIL: New Mexico

Thanks to a recent NCAA interim policy change and a new state law, student-athletes in New Mexico can now be paid for use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL).  Student-athletes are now able to earn money and monetize themselves in ways never before seen. What is the state law? On April 7, 2021, the


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A Guide to All Things NIL: Florida

Thanks to a recent NCAA interim policy change and a new state law, student-athletes in Florida can now monetize their name, image, and likeness (NIL).  This change will allow student-athletes to earn money through endorsement deals, advertising contracts and so much more. What does the law say? Florida, like 7 other states around the United States, passed


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How Do the NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness Rules Affect Key Stakeholders?

Thanks to a recent NCAA interim policy change and new laws in several states, some student-athletes can now be paid for use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL).  This opens up new opportunities for students as well as other parties involved in collegiate sports.  However, it also raises new concerns for key stakeholders.  Legal


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What Licenses Do You Need to Open a Dispensary in NYC?

On March 31, New York became the 15th state to make recreational cannabis legal with the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act — and experts anticipate it will become one of the biggest cannabis markets nationwide.  In fact, the New York Comptroller expects that it could generate $3.1 billion in revenue annually, with New York City


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A Guide to All Things NIL: Texas

Thanks to a recent NCAA interim policy change and a new state law, student-athletes in Texas can now be paid for use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL).  This opens up new opportunities for students involved in collegiate sports to earn money. What is the state law? On July 1, 2021, SB1385 became effective allowing student-athletes


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Guide to Venture Capital Financing for Start-ups

Growing a business requires proper financing.  If your start-up has considerable growth potential but needs financial assistance to move forward, it may be time to look into venture capital (VC) funding.  What Is VC Funding? Venture capital firms invest in start-ups and other early-stage companies with high growth potential in exchange for equity in the


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A Guide to All Things NIL: Kentucky

Thanks to a recent NCAA interim policy change and a new state law, student-athletes in Kentucky can now be paid for use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL).  This opens up new opportunities for students involved in collegiate sports to earn money. What is the state law? Thanks to an executive order signed by


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Are Fashion Parodies Legal?

The fashion industry spends significant time and money protecting its brands from copyright and trademark infringement.  Knockoffs, counterfeits and other copying can cause significant damage to a brand’s reputation and revenue.  If a company fails to “police” their trademarks (prevent others from using their marks) those companies can lose their trademark rights.  Not all forms


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Guide to All Things NIL: Mississippi

Thanks to a recent NCAA interim policy change and a new law, student-athletes in Mississippi can now be paid for use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL).  This opens up new opportunities for students involved in collegiate sports to earn money. What does the law say? On April 16, 2021, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves


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