What To Know About Protecting Your IP   New Jersey business owners or entrepreneurs who have intellectual property (IP) to protect know that actually protecting your IP is a crucial yet difficult job. If a person’s IP is abused, their business on a whole can suffer, and their entire brand image can be damaged. There…

Trademark Dispute Over Food-Centered Event   Many people in New Jersey may be well aware that companies work hard to protect their trademarks as these intellectual property holdings can be important assets to a business or an organization. What may not be as well known is the vast range of things for which trademarks are held and…

What Are Deceptive Trade Practices   You likely understand that competition within your company’s service space can be strong (even to the point of being considered “harsh” or “cutthroat”). Yet while that may be expected to a certain degree, there is a limit to the extent that a competitor can attempt to negatively influence your…

Music Industry Challenges For Artists’ Ownership   People in New Jersey who create artistic works understandably want to be able to protect their work. Copyrights are one form of intellectual property that may be used by artists, writers, musicians and others. However, owning the lyrics to a song, for example, does not mean that an artist…

The Road To An IPO   Privately held companies in New Jersey who are considering making the switch to being publicly held often make this leap because of the public funding that would then become available to them. In short, an initial public offering is a capital-raising event and while it can be extremely lucrative…

Exercise Caution Before Applying For A Patent   Entrepreneurs and inventors in New Jersey may naturally find the thought of owning one or many patents attractive for them personally as well as professionally. While there are certainly benefits to applying for a patent for a new invention, there may well be times when it is…

Are Oral Contracts Enforceable? Most would likely advise that any business transactions conducted in Parsippany be handled professionally. For many, “professionally” likely means through negotiation, in writing and (if necessary) with the added assistance of legal counsel. However, due to the unique nature of your business (or your own personal beliefs and values), you still…

Breath Test Device Manufacturer Cites IP Concerns   People who own or operate companies in New Jersey that must carefully guard their intellectual property know how difficult this can be at times. In some situations, there may even develop a situation in which other interests may appear to compete with the desire and need to…

What You Cannot Consider When Hiring An Employee   Sorting through a stack of resumes can be overwhelming. There may be many candidates that seem qualified, but you are worried they will not be a good fit for the company. Or maybe someone seems highly intelligent, but he or she lacks experience. It may seem…

Protecting Your Trademarks Companies in New Jersey that have trademarks should have a clear understanding of what a trademark protection provides them and how they can and should effectively enforce or defend those marks. Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions that many businesses and people have is that the United States Patent and Trademark Office…

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