Darrell Fruth and David Smyth Participate in Office Hours with Duke Law Start-up Ventures Clinic
On October 24, 2013, Brooks Pierce attorneys Darrell Fruth and David Smyth participated in office hours at AU @Main in Durham. AU @Main is the newest campus of downtown Durham’s American Underground, which is home to more than 90 start-up companies. The Brooks Pierce lawyers, along with students in Duke Law School’s Start-up Ventures Clinic, answered questions from entrepreneurs and discussed strategies to navigate challenges for business growth in various industries. Darrell Fruth discussed intellectual property issues for business of all sizes, including copyright and trademark protection and licensing agreements. David Smyth led a group discussion regarding investment funds focused on global markets, including corporate structures, FCPA considerations for investment funds, and securities offering issues.