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Intellectual property dispute centers around Halloween costume

Intellectual property in New Jersey and throughout the U.S. is taken very seriously. It can mean a lot of revenue for a business if it has a product that will be unique and sell well. This is especially true if the item is generally perceived as seasonal. If a person or a company has created a product and there is an issue with its ownership and rights, it is sometimes necessary to move forward with business litigation. Having legal help is vital toward that end and trying to get a satisfactory result.

Understanding tortious interference and what to do about it

New Jersey businesses that work hard to be creative, cobble together products or ideas and make deals with others will obviously want to be the ones who benefit from that. Unfortunately, there are times when third parties will try to sabotage that hard work, engage in unfair competition, and go further than good-natured and legal competition allows. Crossing the line and engaging in tortious interference can lead to numerous problems for the business that has been affected.

What is breach of fiduciary duty?

There are certain business terms that might be confusing even to those who are involved and work in business as their means of making a living. Knowing these various terms is essential for New Jersians who are starting a business or running a business. One is breach of fiduciary duty. Fiduciary duty is when a party is obligated to act in the interests of another party. Breaking that code will be a breach of fiduciary duty. One party trusting another with a certain duty creates a fiduciary on the part of the one who is being trusted. There are several different ways in which fiduciary duty can be breached.

Unfair competition and New Jersey business law

Many small companies in New Jersey are primarily concerned with maintaining profitability. Large companies have this concern as well, but they may face even larger issues, such as international business disputes or other issues with foreign companies. However, no matter how large or small a company is, at times there may be issues of unfair competition that need to be addressed.

Lawsuit in New Jersey involving prescription drug company settles

Businesses in New Jersey are bound to run into legal problems eventually. For some, the only option is to fight the case all the way to a jury trial. But, for others, it can be more economical to settle out of court. For one company with pending business litigation in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, the latter was the option that was chosen.

An overview of deceptive trade practices

In the business world, there are many different issues that can lead to litigation. Deceptive trade practices is one. But, like many areas of business law, the concept of a deceptive trade practice might be foreign to many entrepreneurs and business leaders in New Jersey.

Resolving business disputes with litigation

Operating a successful business in New Jersey is all about relationships - relationships between employers and employees, as well as relationships between companies. When two companies enter into a business relationship, the hope is always that there are no bumps in the road. However, our readers know that not all relationships between companies work out quite that way.

Business dispute breaks out over paying costs of accident cleanup

It is an unfortunate reality that at some point in time many businesses in New Jersey will likely find themselves a party to some sort of litigation. The causes of business litigation can vary greatly, but failure to pay for services rendered is probably one of the most common causes. That appears to be the case in a recent dust-up that started due to an accident that occurred on a highway in New Jersey and the cleanup efforts that occurred in the aftermath.

Should New Jersey businesses retain all their electronic records?

Many residents of New Jersey these days have gone "paperless" when it comes to receiving bank statements, utility bills and other financial data, and businesses are no different. Most data accumulated by businesses these days is stored electronically. This means, however, that the amount of electronically stored information (ESI) is getting bigger and bigger as time marches on.

Business litigation: U.S. Supreme Court rules on patent case

Smartphones have become ubiquitous in our society, perhaps because they are so much more than just a phone. People in Moorestown use their smartphones to text, send emails, take photos and to watch videos. So, it is not surprise that many feel a deep sense of brand loyalty towards the manufacturer of their smartphone.

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