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August 2014 Archives

The basics of Lanham Act unfair competition claims

Unfair competition is a broad term. It is used in employment cases and in various kinds of business and commercial law claims. As a result, it is important to narrow one’s focus when speaking about unfair competition. For example, one kind of unfair competition claim involves prohibiting a business from advertising or otherwise promoting misleading or false representations of another business’s goods. When businesses become subject to these kinds of false or misleading claims, they can take action under the Lanham Act.

Contract law basics for business professionals

If you have a business, you almost certainly have consulted an attorney with your legal questions on more than one occasion. It can be comforting to know that an experienced attorney is available to answer your questions when they arise. But do you always know when to call your attorney? Or what questions to ask? Having some basic legal knowledge can help you to better identify situations in which you need to consult your attorney before these situations escalate into genuine legal problems.

Influential intellectual property suits currently underway

The scope and nuance of intellectual property law is constantly evolving. Once, copyrights, patents and trademarks were relatively straightforward, as nearly every intellectual property right granted by the government related to a physical object that had just been invented or improved upon. However, in an age of digital innovation and abstract idea protection, the nature of intellectual property protection and intellectual property litigation has evolved rapidly.

Why budgeting and legal guidance are crucial to business success

When individuals decide to form their own businesses, the promises of such endeavors may be great. However, forming a business is also extremely risky. There are two truly critical tips that new business owners must embrace in order to ensure their best possible chances of success.