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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.

Making the right choices for your fledgling company

The founding of your business in Houston, Texas, provides dozens of choices that determine its future. Analyzing each one to determine if it meets your goals for your company is a time-consuming undertaking. At The Jackson Law Firm, we regularly answer the legal questions of entrepreneurs as they set out into the business world.

VirnetX awarded damages in infringement lawsuit against Apple

When one business in Texas, or elsewhere, violates another’s rights, patents or contracts, it may be considered infringement. This may lead to lost revenue, which may have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line. Consequently, this issue is at the heart of many business disputes. Often, businesses will take legal action in order to obtain compensatory damages.

What is a fiduciary duty?

There are some business relationships in Texas, and elsewhere, which may impose legal requirements of care and loyalty. These requirements may be referred to as a fiduciary duty. According to the Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute, a fiduciary duty is a legal responsibility to act solely in the interests of another person, group or business. Failing to uphold these duties may be considered a breach of your fiduciary duties, which may lead to a business dispute.

What elements should you include in your partnership agreement?

As was discussed in a previous post, disputes sometimes arise between business partners in Texas, and elsewhere. Perhaps one of the easiest ways for you to prevent these types of issues from affecting your business is to establish a solid partnership agreement. In order to ensure that your business is able to withstand the inevitable ups and downs of your relationship, there are certain elements, which you should ensure are included in your partnership agreement.

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