The Foundry Law Blog

Relief In Sight: Liquor & Cannabis Board to Consider Rules Changes

I have been telling my cannabis industry clients and constituents for two years to be patient; the regulations which, to a great extent, have choked the development and growth of the legal cannabis industry in Washington, will loosen up eventually. Washington’s restrictive and conservative approach, which has purposefully stayed under the federal oversight scrutiny, appears […]

Kickstarter Karma: Backers Fight Back

For many budding entrepreneurs, Kickstarter.com can be their answer to beginning their businesses…or a nightmare of angry “backers,” broken promises and refund demands.   Kickstarter provides a crowdsourcing platform for potential businesses and creative projects to gain not only funding, but also customers – before products or services are even launched to the public. According […]

Copyright & Copywrong: What are Derivative and Transformative Works?

Recently, we’ve been asked several times about the nature of a certain work as it relates to copyright infringement.   “Is my work a derivative of theirs? I should be fine, right?” “Sure, I incorporate some of their copyrighted work, but mine is transformative enough, so I’m good, right?”   As with most gray areas, […]

The Falsity of the Frivolity of Fashion Law

“Fashion Law”. It sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? After all, fashion, which typically evokes images of supermodels and Anna Wintour, is more “The Devil Wears Prada” than “Devil’s Advocate”. Long considered too frou-frou for serious lawyers to be concerned with, fashion law has proven to be an emerging practice area in recent years, housed […]

My Startup Weekend Rollercoaster Ride

Attending a Startup Weekend is like riding a rollercoaster for the first time: after you’ve attended once, you decide whether you’re a rollercoaster-person or not. If you are, you want to take another ride. And maybe another after that! Startup Weekend is a weekend full of hands-on experience where experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs’ work together […]

An Angel Investor Reflects on a Pool of Seattle’s Startup Talent

Something momentous happened in my life at Seattle Angel Conference VI (SAC). On November 12th, 2014, together with a community of supportive investors, I officially became an angel investor. But I am a lawyer and this is our firm’s blog, so why do I want to write here about my exhilarating experience of becoming an […]

#BestContestEver #TopTenBestPractices

Are you thinking about running a social media contest to engage your users and help your business stand out? We’re sharing our top ten things to think about to run a successful social media contest and create a positive experience in the process. What Kind of Competition are you Running? We start by noting the […]