Intellectual Property Blog

Doug Bania and Brian Buss Appointed to 2020-2021 INTA Committees

Doug Bania and Brian Buss Appointed to 2020-2021 INTA Committees

Doug Bania has been appointed to the International Trademark Association (INTA) Right of Publicity Committee, having previously served on the Internet Committee and ICAN Subcommittee from 2016-2019, while Brian Buss has been named to the Commercialization of Brands Committee. The Right of Publicity Committee develops and advocates the Association’s policy regarding the... Read more
William Fowler Joins Nevium as Senior Advisor to Extend its Business Valuation Practice with a Focus on the Cannabis Industry

William Fowler Joins Nevium as Senior Advisor to Extend its Business Valuation Practice with a Focus on the Cannabis Industry

Finding out the Worth of a Cannabis Business—Before the IRS Does During William Fowler’s nearly 20-year employment with the IRS as a Federal Commissioned Officer, he developed a process to assist with more accurately valuing businesses and corporations being audited.  By implementing the process and simply asking the right questions, along... Read more
IRS 280E Guidelines for Plant-touching, Cannabis Businesses

IRS 280E Guidelines for Plant-touching, Cannabis Businesses

IRS 280E penalizes traffickers of controlled substances by denying deductions from gross income for business expenses. Therefore, an after-tax discounted cash flow analysis is more appropriate for valuing plant touching cannabis businesses if the analysis has the correct segregation between state and federal taxes. It takes little imagination to discern... Read more
Corporate Valuations

Corporate Valuations

Join Brian Buss as he presents at the Connect Corporate Valuations event on October 24, 2019 at 8 AM. Topics covered: Valuation issues related to intellectual property in licensing, manufacturing and M&A transactions How valuation methodologies can optimize transaction outcomes for both buyers and sellers  in M&A and other transactionsValuation related... Read more
Brand Valuation

Brand Valuation

Arguably the most valuable but least understood intangible asset are brands.  Brand: marketing-related intangible asset including but not limited to names, terms, signs, symbols, logos and designs, or a combination of these intended to identify goods, services or entities, or a combination of these, creating distinctive images and associations in the... Read more