Tamara's Tips

I will be speaking at next week's Affiliate Convention (aka AffCon) in Denver on a panel addressing "Legal Compliance: Affiliates & FTC Compliance."  There's a great lineup of sessions geared towards everyone involved in the affiliate marketing world. I am looking forward to sharing my views on contractual issues related to affiliate relationships, and to sitting in on some of the other presentations!  Hope to see some of you there.

Recently, a small Boulder-based client who is about to expand exponentially asked me for guidance on protecting a process his company considers top-secret. My advice to him: take sufficient steps to make sure that those who are exposed to the trade secret are aware of its status as such.  In particular, I told him there were three policies he could implement:

Indemnification clauses can cause people to pull their hair out. Like limitation of liability provisions, indemnification provisions in a contract involve both business and legal issues. My job as a lawyer is always to protect my clients, and to try my best to explain legal issues in plain terms they can understand.