Currently viewing the tag: "Washington"

The Cost of Being Free

On February 23, 2017 By ckerr

Since 2013, Zenefits, one of Silicon Valley’s “unicorns,” has been offering its software for a remarkably low price: free. Zenefits is a cloud-based human resources software-as-a-service (SaaS) company; or, in English, it is an insurance broker. That’s how Zenefits can afford to offer its software for free to its user—it makes yearly commissions of [...]

Continue Reading

In mid-February, Airbnb will begin to collect hotel taxes in four more cities: Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Jose, and Amsterdam. The short-term home rental service has been collecting taxes in Portland, Oregon and San Francisco for about a year now.

The company allows users to list their home for rent for any amount of [...]

Continue Reading

Faux Hershey Settles

On October 23, 2014 By Chastity Bobo

Hershey Company has settled the trademark infringement lawsuit it filed in June against TinctureBelle, LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC, Colorado based marijuana-candy companies. Hershey claimed consumers would be confused by the similarities between marijuana-infused chocolate products and popular Hershey favorites. Other included claims were: trademark dilution, false designation of origin, unfair competition, and passing off.

[...]

Continue Reading

Legal Secretary Should Probably Quit Her Day Job

On September 10, 2009 By Abbey Morrow

A legal secretary at Saul Ewing in Washington, D.C., found herself in hot water with the law after her employer discovered she was using a law firm corporate credit card to finance an exotic dancing enterprise called “Show N Tell Entertainment,” a service that provides male exotic performers to female clientele. Jariette Richie, [...]

Continue Reading