Knowledge gained through experience and exposure is among one of the most valuable assets any top executive can bring to the table. In many cases, individuals at this level have inside knowledge of a company's financial outlook, product development plans and marketing strategy. When these individuals are hired, employers often require employees at the executive level to sign some sort of non-compete agreement.
Over the last year, pop culture has become consumed by Sherlock Holmes. Between major motion pictures, TV shows and Sherlock-inspired novels, there are serious business opportunities surrounding the famed fictional detective.
Johnson & Johnson is a leader in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. The company manufactures and sells one of the most popular products among diabetes patients called the Lifescan Ultra, which is a device use for glucose monitoring in diabetes patients.
When it comes to trademark law, almost everything that has been trademarked could be copied. This includes devices that people might consider mundane or even impolite to bring up in mixed company -- toilets, for example.