IR Global Member Spotlight – Up for the ruck: Geoff Blue is a business litigator who learned tough lessons on and off the rugby field

Geoff is a litigator who also serves as outside General Counsel for start-up and medium-size companies, performing general corporate work and litigation, and advising on business and legal strategy. He has been a lawyer for over 21 years focusing on dispute resolution, including working with highly-regulated companies before the disputes turn into litigation. From 2008-2011, […]

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Berman v. Freedom Financial Network, Browse-Wrap May Be Dead

Most companies used browse-wrap (terms and conditions which require no customer consent) to present their terms of service to the consumers, usually via hyperlinks. Due to Berman v. Freedom Financial Network, browse-wrap may be dead. The classic use of browse-wrap is to steer any dispute with the user either into arbitration or at least choosing the […]

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Ecommerce and International Letters of Credit

In order to enrich EmergeCounsel’s ability to counsel its ecommerce and other business and IP clients in the international marketplace, I am studying International Trade at the World Trade Center, Denver. In this article, I focus on the nuances of international finance law. U.S. Congressional findings accent that over 90% of ecommerce goods are imported into the […]

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IR Global Press Release with Steven Weigler- The Rise Of Influencer Marketing: How To Protect Your Company’s Liability

Unless you have a flip phone, you are exposed to influencer marketing every day. Influencing started as something only pro-athletes and celebrities could accomplish by having their face associated with cereal (think Michael Jordan) and shoes (think Michael Jordan). Not anymore. According to mediakix.com, there are between 3.2 million and 27.8 million influencers on Instagram, YouTube, […]

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Geoff Blue Appointed to City Council

Geoff was recently appointed to fill out the remaining two years of a city council position for the City of Castle Pines.  He will be serving District 3 and running for reelection in November 2023.  Meet the city council at the following link https://www.castlepinesco.gov/city-services/mayor-and-city-council/meet-city-council/

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Export Compliance for U.S. eCommerce Sellers

Any entity that sells any goods outside of the United States (including Canada) would be wise to prepare an export compliance plan that considers the U.S. and foreign country export laws and compares it to the organization’s activity. U.S. laws and regulations require compliance with a plethora of laws and regulations. For example, if an ecommerce vendor […]

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2022 Our Mission and the Client-centric Law Firm

Dear Clients and Friends, In December, the EmergeCounsel team held our annual retreat in St. Petersburg, Florida. Take a look at a few of the photos below. Besides enjoying delicious meals of fresh-caught fried fish; a few cheap beers; a dolphin cruise; beautiful beaches, and the Dali Museum – arguably the coolest art museum ever […]

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5 Legal Tips to Cure the Supply Chain Blues

It is the Christmas season which in e-commerce is the time that can make or break a business. There is plenty of interested customers. There are children that are looking for their toys under the Christmas trees, husbands and wives looking for their new kitchen contraption, employee gift sharing, the yarn basket for the neighbor […]

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Using AI To Police Against eCommerce Counterfeiters

Counterfeit products are fake replicas of authentic products. The more popular a product gets, usually by recognition of the brand, the more counterfeiters become interested in counterfeiting it. Over the years, we studied counterfeiters, how and where they operate. But, unfortunately, counterfeiting is a big business. In fact, according to Forbes, it is the most […]

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Additional Trademark Services

Trademarks are companies’ most valuable assets—just ask Google® or Apple® Organizations like LegalZoom and Nolo provide assistance with registering a trademark; individuals can even do it themselves at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website. However, registration is just a small piece of a successful trademark strategy. Major corporations have teams of experts focused […]

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The Not-So-Easy Skill of Managing Up

There are a lot of things an entrepreneurial business needs to do right to succeed. The ability to grow and manage sales, finance, marketing, and operations.  There also needs to be a competitive advantage to lead a consumer to choose the company’s good or service over another’s. In a past life, I built a growth […]

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