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Risk Management 101: Protecting Intellectual Property Through Indemnification and Insurance

Kristi A. Davidson

By Kristi A. Davidson In January, we began our discussion about how to protect your intellectual property and ways to mitigate the risk of unauthorized use.  Toward the end of that column, I wrote these three words:  “indemnification and insurance.”  We have certainly addressed these words in prior installments of Risk Management 101.  But didMore »

Blog: Last Glimpses from the Tabletop Show

TTBlogApr25_MichaelAramLamp

NEW YORK-The New York Tabletop Show wraps today, offering attendees one last look at what’s new for next season. Jay Companies’ featured presentation is its considerably expanded Bianca program. In addition to several new embossed dinnerware designs and a new soft color palette, the assortment includes bakeware items, the result of the company’s recent acquisitionMore »

Blog: Laying the Golden Egg

The Goose, which is now looking for funding on Kickstarter

Egg-specific kitchen accessories—seen all over the recent Housewares Show—can separate the yolk from the egg white, make a perfect poached egg or display a hardboiled egg in an egg cup. But a new project on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter would result in what may be the first food prep tool to scramble the egg without breakingMore »

Tops on the Table in New York

From top to bottom, Vietri’s Lastra in red, Waterford Mad Men Edition bakeware, Couture luxury lighting in Waterford’s London collection

NEW YORK-The first day of the New York Spring Tabletop Show revealed several design themes, including a move to rich colors and detailed patterns as accents, a focus on  specialty shapes in barware and stemware, and an understanding that elegant, sophisticated packaging is increasingly important in a category where giftware sales are a big partMore »

High Point Blog: Bring on the Shoppers

Sauder

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Retailers and vendors at High Point Market—which ends tomorrow—spoke of pent-up demand from consumers who curtailed their shopping habits during the unusually harsh winter that affected much of the nation. With the start of spring, some theorized the previously repressed shoppers will be ready to spend as the weather improves. With that inMore »