Launches Increased Focus on Online Business Legal Issues

Surging litigation revolving around businesses operating online calls for more extensive legal protective measures, publishes

According to a report recently published by legal data analytics firm Lex Machina, the nation's patent infringement cases continued on an upward trend last year, showing a 15 percent surge over 2014. While copyright infringement matters waned overall during this time frame, the first quarter of 2015 saw an all-time high in these types of cases, many of which were attributed to unauthorized file sharing. Trademark infringement totals exhibited no signs of abatement during the year in question.

In light of these figures, Richard Chapo, Esq., principle attorney at, has launched increased efforts to assist businesses operating in the online world. Said Chapo, "The internet gives entrepreneurs virtually unlimited opportunities to market their companies, target various audiences and expand their businesses far beyond the confines of a physical storefront. At the same time, the laws regarding operating a business online are continually changing and becoming more complex. We're here to help entrepreneurs minimize the legal risks involved, so their businesses can thrive."

Issues revolving around intellectual property have surged with the advent of the internet and are among the most common points of legal contention faced by online business owners. As mentioned on, these matters can pertain to disputes over website design as well as written and visual content between companies and freelancers. Material patented, copyrighted or otherwise claimed by other businesses also falls into this category.

Lacking customized and well-planned terms and conditions and disclaimers has been listed as another potential downfall for online businesses. Clearly defined and displayed privacy policies have been deemed crucial to compliance with FTC regulations. Definitive pricing and refund policies, as well as maintaining security for both consumers and businesses additionally aids in preventing legal problems.

Concluded Chapo, "In many cases, comprehensive contracts are vital to keeping drawn out and costly litigation at bay. Having an attorney well-versed in online legal topics is crucial to businesses operating in today's increasingly complex digital environment. From founding onward, we offer advice, assistance and representation for businesses of all sizes. We encourage entrepreneurs to contact us for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help them navigate today's business world."


A San Diego law firm, provides services to businesses ranging from small start-ups to large international corporations. Principle attorney Richard A. Chapo, Esq. offers more than 20 years of experience practicing in the areas of the DMCA, privacy, terms of service, COPPA, trademarks and other online legal topics.

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