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Appropriate times to withhold payment from a subcontractor

It's always in a company's best interests to adhere to the terms of a contract, especially when it comes to payment. Failure to pay someone for the work or service they do can result in business litigation. This can include Houston business owners who don't pay fair wages to their employees and subcontractors. It also pertains to the payment terms outlined in a contract between a business and a subcontractor company.

Strong, unique trademarks are better protected from infringement

There are few things that can be as fun, exciting and creative for company executives as creating a business trademark, whether starting a new business or modernizing the look of an established company. Trademarks are arguably the most identifying feature of a business. A strong and unique trademark can help consumers identify a company at a glance, whether it's a locally-known Texas supermarket chain or a nationally-recognized auto brand. 

Owner of travel deals website sued for unfair competition

When starting a business that's completely legitimate, business owners may not expect a lawsuit, but sometimes that's exactly what happens. Business litigation can occur any time professionals in another company feel that their rights or interests are being threatened. This appears to be the case for a young New York City entrepreneur, whose online company helped people across the country, including in Texas, find the best deals on airplane tickets.

When disputes arise between businesses and shareholders

Like many companies in Texas, your business may utilize shareholders to forward the company's financial interests and keep it running smoothly. However, relations between those in charge of a company and the shareholders may not always be positive. At The Jackson Law Firm, we are experienced in helping businesses navigate the complications that can occur when a shareholder dispute arises.

Texas coast drawn into Iraqi oil dispute

The state that is known for its booming oil industry has become involved in an overseas business litigation dispute alleging the theft of a precious resource. Since the end of July, an oil tanker has been marooned off the Texas coast, seemingly unable to unload its cargo or move from its spot as the Iraqi and Kurdish governments fight to claim the right to sell the oil.

How Do I Protect My Intellectual Property?

Intellectual property is defined by the World Intellectual Property Organization as a design, name, image, symbol, invention, literary or artistic work that can be used in commerce. A company updating a logo to a newer and fresher image, an author with a new manuscript, or a person with a great idea for a new product can all protect their ideas before they become reality.

Texas may prove to be national leader in business tort reform

Any company owner, whether the business is large or small, understands the importance of fair laws to protect the company in the event of a lawsuit. The outcome of business litigation can bring a corporation to its knees--and, unfortunately, many unfair lawsuits have been filed by unscrupulous entities with no regard to the harm they cause companies, customers and taxpayers.

Texas-based Buc-ee's files trademark infringement lawsuit against Frio Beaver

Consumers in Texas and the rest of the country often develop strong attachments to their favorite retail stores and establishments. For this reason, the logos and symbols that represent these companies are some of their most valuable assets, and they may even take it upon themselves to keep other companies from infringing upon their rights. Sometimes, these disputes lead to business litigation.

Texas assisted living home accused of deceptive trade practices

Many businesses must have a license in place in order to operate. Additionally, there are industry-specific standards that govern the way Houston companies work. An accusation of violating those standards could result in costly business litigation proceedings that can drain time and money. As one Texas assisted living facility is learning, it is important to have proper documentation and representation.

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