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When trade secrets are involved, disputes can get ugly

Trade secrets can be among the most valuable assets a company has. By definition, a trade secret is something that must be kept confidential. Without secrecy, the document, device, or technique in question could be worthless because it is no longer a trade secret.

For businesses, social media can lead to legal issues

While social media can be an effective way for businesses to stay in tune with customers in Texas, it can also lead to a myriad of legal issues. As a respected provider of legal guidance, the team here at The Jackson Law Firm can counsel employers on what to avoid when utilizing social media during the course of business. This will help business owners steer clear of unwanted litigation, which is crucial for achieving ongoing success.

How can fraud affect my business?

When it comes to your business, there are numerous threats that can get in the way of success. This is especially true of fraud, which should be an ongoing concern of Houston business owners. While you most likely understand the definition of fraud, you may not be aware of the many different types and how they can ruin your business.

How can I protect my business’s trade secrets?

As a small business owner in Houston, you know just how valuable trade secrets can be. That’s why it’s so important to protect your intellectual property from competitors seeking to gain an edge over your commercial enterprise. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to keep your trade secrets out of the wrong hands.

Unfair competition and the law

Competition is supposed to be good for the marketplace and the consumer, as well as for Texas business owners. When a company engages in unfair competition, though, it often harms other businesses, and the economy, as well. To discourage this activity, federal and state laws address many types of unfair trade practices.

Controlling your company’s social media reputation

Business owners in Houston are often aware of the potential impact that their online presence can have. Reaching customers through social media may be an effective way to promote sales and specials and reach a wider audience. However, the connections that are created have the ability to harm a business’s bottom line, too, even when posted information does not come from the company’s official website or social media account.

Are you responsible for your customers’ cyber security?

Maintaining customer records is often done online in today’s business world, and as a company owner in Houston, you may wonder what your responsibilities are regarding your possession of sensitive data. Protecting your clients from a data breach is good business, and the negative publicity from a compromised system may be a costly financial incident. However, the success of business litigation against your company may depend on what precautions you have taken.

Dissolving your business partnership in Houston

Starting a company with a partner in Houston takes a leap of faith, along with plenty of trust in your co-owner. The paperwork that you filed together was essential for starting the business, and ending it can be just as complex. We at the Jackson Law Firm have worked with many business owners to navigate the process of business dissolution in Texas.

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