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The Secret Sauce: What is a Trade Secret and How Can You Protect It?

The Secret Sauce: What is a Trade Secret and How Can You Protect It?

Coca-Cola famously guards its signature formula with layers of protection that sound like material for a spy movie. It is kept in a vault that can only be opened by a resolution of the board of directors. Supposedly only two people in the company are permitted to know it at one time, and they are...

The Six Outrageous Marijuana Business Scams You Should Know About

The Six Outrageous Marijuana Business Scams You Should Know About

One of the side effects of legalizing a previously illicit business: fraud is a lot harder to hide. Like any hot sector, legal weed has attracted a fair amount of con artist looking to raise money from gullible investors, then take the money and run. Their schemes are beginning to attract...

Six Customer List Theft Horror Stories

Six Customer List Theft Horror Stories

We all want to think that our workers are loyal and honest. Sadly, some are neither. Stealing sensitive information, such as customer lists, is often tempting for employees, who may use the information to launch their own businesses or land higher paying jobs with competitors.
In some...

The Trouble Spots for Legalized Pot

The Trouble Spots for Legalized Pot

Weed is now big (legitimate) business. In the U.S., 30 states now allow for medical marijuana and nine have legalized recreational use. Canada, meanwhile, is set to allow regulated pot sales nationwide starting Oct. 17.
Altogether, the North American market could generate an estimated $16...


62% of Americans Now Support Legal Weed

62% of Americans Now Support Legal Weed

Support for full cannabis legalization in the United States is higher than it's ever been – no pun intended. New research from the Pew Charitable Trust states that 62% of Americans now believe marijuana should be legal – a massive increase from 31% at the dawn of the new...

How Silicon Valley Handles Trade Secrets - Google Waymo vs. Uber

How Silicon Valley Handles Trade Secrets - Google Waymo vs. Uber

In 2011, Anthony Levandowski was a star engineer at Google. Instrumental in the development of the company’s self-driving car program, he was also responsible for the worldwide mapping efforts that gave life to Google Maps.
Levandowski was famous for his unorthodox workarounds, like...

Latin American Cannabis Market Will Reach $8.5 Billion in Ten Years

Latin American Cannabis Market Will Reach $8.5 Billion in Ten Years

The global cannabis industry is exploding with most of the attention being paid to newly developing markets in North America and Europe. But over the last two years, the Latin American cannabis industry has been quietly making waves as more than ten significant markets there have now approved...

Senior Citizens Becoming Biggest Buyers of Legal Cannabis

Senior Citizens Becoming Biggest Buyers of Legal Cannabis

30 states and the District of Columbia have now legalized cannabis for medical and/or adult-use, leading millions of people to begin using the plant – some for the first time. The question is: which segment of the population is flocking to dispensaries the fastest?
According to a recent...

Will Walmarts in Canada Start Selling Cannabis?

Will Walmarts in Canada Start Selling Cannabis?

More and more mainstream companies are looking at getting into the cannabis market, as the “Green Rush” continues to explode around the globe. Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch have been rumored to be exploring the possibilities of creating infused beverages while Costco and Sephora have...

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