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WHAT ARE SMART CONTRACTS?

The most interesting application of the blockchain after cryptocurrencies lies in the idea of Smart Contracts, aka self-executing contracts, which are contracts between two or more parties, in which the terms and conditions of the smart contract can be set to trigger one clause if the pre-requisite for triggering that particular clause has been met. …

Statutes of Limitations: File Your Case before Your Carriage Turns Back into a Pumpkin

A statute of limitations is a legal “clock” dating back to Ancient Rome that creates a timeline within which an aggrieved party must initiate their lawsuit. Generally speaking, if the injured party attempts to commence their action after the statute of limitations has expired, the party may very well be without any remedies. Statutes of …

WHAT MAKES BITCOIN VALUABLE? BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Cryptocurrencies have been the subject of a lot of attention in the recent times. With Bitcoin crossing over 19000USD/coin earlier this year, many are considering cryptocurrencies as a legitimate currency with which one can pay for goods and services. Many have even termed Bitcoin as digital gold. However, what has made cryptocurrencies so popular among …

We’ve Moved!

    WE’VE MOVED!   Jafari Law Group Has Moved! We have moved to a beautiful new suite in Irvine. We look forward to continue serving you from our new location! Our New Address: 18201 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 1190 Irvine, CA 92612 As we make this transition over the next few days, the best …

Copyright, Patent, or Trademark: Which One Is Right for You?

  Intellectual property law is notoriously complicated, so it’s no wonder that the defining issues can be confusing. Intellectual property, in general, refers to ownership of goods that are intangible or that can’t be held – creations of the mind – and are, therefore, harder to protect. Once you understand the basic distinctions between copyrights, …

Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Patent Application – The Benefits of Early IP Protection

Intellectual property – or IP – is a very complicated area of law. New ideas are typically protected in the form of patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. While U.S. law allows for individuals to file patent applications themselves, it is advisable to retain the services of an experienced intellectual property and patent attorney. Our …

How to Protect Valuable Intellectual Property despite California’s Policy against the Enforcement of Employee Covenants Not to Compete

Our firm is frequently contacted by companies and small business owners who request that we prepare agreements for them that would prevent or limit their employees from engaging in competitive work following the end of the employment relationship. Specifically, what many businesses are looking for is to include a “covenant not to compete” or “non-compete …