Category: Intellectual Property

How to Avoid a Lawsuit with the Help of a Business Attorney

How to Avoid a Lawsuit with the Help of a Business Attorney

A big concern for many small business owners is the threat of a lawsuit. Whether it is over an employee issue, a lease agreement, or a trademark, you want to be sure that you are protected. How can a small business attorney help you to avoid an expensive suit? Here are a few crucial ways: […]

Why Small Business Owners in Southern California Need a Business Attorney

Why Small Business Owners in Southern California Need a Business Attorney

If you are a small business owner in southern California, it is a good idea to have a business attorney that you can call. Here are a few times you will want to consult with your attorney to help your business run smoothly. When signing contracts or agreements – Before you sign a lease, a […]

Considerations When Purchasing a Small Business in California

Considerations When Purchasing a Small Business in California

So you want to be a small business owner but you don’t want to start from scratch? Buying an existing business can be a good option. However, there are a few considerations when you purchase an existing business in California. Here are some things to watch out for. Seller’s permit – The seller’s permit doesn’t […]

Protecting Your Small Business Without a Non-Compete Agreement

Protecting Your Small Business Without a Non-Compete Agreement

Non-Compete Agreements are common in the modern business world. After all, an employee of a small business is very quickly going to the learn the “secret sauce” that gives your small startup a competitive advantage. So what is to stop an employee from breaking away and becoming your primary competitor? Non-disclosure agreements between a business […]

Protecting Your Intellectual Property When an Employee Moves On

According to a study performed by the Symantec Corporation, employees don’t seem concerned about stealing from one employer and bringing that competitive advantage to the next. In fact, half of the employees surveyed who lost their jobs in the past year admitted to keeping confidential information on the company they left, and 40% of those […]

Do This Before You Buy a Domain Name for Your Small Business

Do This Before You Buy a Domain Name for Your Small Business

Congratulations on becoming an entrepreneur and breaking away from the rat race. Now you are entering the world of business ownership, which has its own pitfalls to watch out for. You will come face to face with one of these dangers right from the start of the planning of your business – the potential for […]