There's no question that trademarks are a part of everyday life. But what is a trademark, really?
As a general rule, you can't publish an image you don't own without the permission of the owner.
Most people's interpretation of our internal motto -- Bangarang -- is surface level at best.
While dealing with contracts may not be the most fun aspect of being a freelancer, the pain is nothing compared to what can go wrong without one.
What exactly does fair use entail? Can you use an image you found online if it would go great with promotional materials or a project you're working on?
You may have noticed that sometimes contracts contain sections written in ALL CAPS. Why?
Join Shake's Chief Legal Officer Vinay Jain for a free webinar, "Working with Independent Contractors for Startups."
When negotiating an agreement, people sometimes make commitments outside of that agreement – in person, over the phone, by email – that aren't captured in the written contract.
On behalf of all of us here at Shake, I'd like to sincerely thank you for your support and feedback this year. Please keep it coming!
You see them everywhere: ©, ™, and ®. You might know that they are copyright and trademark symbols. But what do they mean and when can you use them?