Contract Issues
202006.30
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Contract Issues

Contracts are an important part of business, as well as in most transactions. Once you enter into a contract with another person or business, you are both expected to fulfill the terms of the contract. While contracts are generally binding for both parties, it is important to be aware of certain issues that could make…

The Steps to Forming an LLC
202006.11
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The Steps to Forming an LLC

The Steps to Forming an LLC Have you wanted to start your own business, but have no idea where to start? No matter what you’ve heard, starting a business is a fairly simple process. Business entities take many forms. Many find that their business works best within the framework of a Limited Liability Company (LLC)….

Estate Planning – What You Need to Know
202005.20
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Estate Planning – What You Need to Know

Estate Planning The legal world is specialized. Unless you are trained in the field of law, you will probably never need to understand the mechanics of legal procedure. There is one area of law, however, that affects almost everyone, no matter what you do professionally: estate planning. Over the course of a lifetime, individuals accumulate…

Looking to Buy a Business?
202005.06
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Looking to Buy a Business?

Are you trying to buy or sell a business? Are you overwhelmed with the process and don’t know where to start? If that sounds like you, then you have come to the right place. Buying or selling a business can be a complicated and tedious legal adventure. There are many reasons why someone would want…

Auction Houses: How does strict liability help you?
202004.27
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Auction Houses: How does strict liability help you?

Your First Car and the Auction House  Imagine that you are buying your first car. Starting your search online, you find an auction house that has the exact car you’ve had your eye on for months. In a rush, you call the auction house to confirm and to get a ballpark estimate of how much…

Why Mediation?
201909.26
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Why Mediation?

You’ve heard us say that mediation is the highest and best use of a lawyer’s time. But what exactly is mediation? How does it work and why is it such a good use of lawyer’s time? Mediation is a dispute resolution method outside of court that simplifies the cost and complexity of the litigation process​. Both parties agree…

Protect Your Invention – Patent Law
201905.31
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Protect Your Invention – Patent Law

Patent Law Have you ever had one of those million dollar ideas, but you don’t know what to do with it?  It can be a scary process bringing your invention to the world.  Copycats are ever ready to take advantage of any idea that is not properly protected.  Luckily, we’re here to help.  Your invention…

4 Things You Need to Know About Trademarks
201905.15
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4 Things You Need to Know About Trademarks

When you hear the word brand, what do you think of? America is full of iconic images and catchy phrases that immediately come to mind. Those images and phrases are now synonymous in our minds with the companies that they represent. That is the power of the trademark! A trademark is a commonly misunderstood legal…

Partnership Disputes: Divorce of the Business World
201902.05
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Partnership Disputes: Divorce of the Business World

In today’s complex business environment, even the best often do not get far by themselves. As appealing as it may be to start and run a business independently, working as a team allows partners to pool their resources, cooperate, and synergize. In the business world, more heads are better than one. Partners bring in outside…

Intellectual Property in China
201901.15
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Intellectual Property in China

Apple Inc. could have saved $60 million in 2012 if it had only remembered one simple but important tip: register your trademark in China. Years before Apple created the iPad, a Chinese company called Proview registered a trademark for the iPad product name. For Apple to legally sell iPads in China, it was compelled to purchase the iPad trademark from Proview for $60 million. If Apple had simply registered the trademark beforehand, it…

Patent Cooperation Treaty
201808.14
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Patent Cooperation Treaty

Have you filed for a US patent but are licensing (or looking to sell) your invention overseas? If so, you should know about the Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”). Enforced as of 1978, the PCT is the World Intellectual Property Organizations’ (WIPO) largest intellectual property filing system. It makes international patent applications simpler, more cost-effective, and serves as an example of international…