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What should I know about the law protecting trade secrets?

One of the main aspects of many businesses in New Jersey and throughout the world is innovation. When a business formulated an idea or a product and tries to market it, certain information must be provided to those manufacturing or involved with it. A justifiable concern that must be addressed is protecting trade secrets and taking steps to seek justice if there is a violation. The Uniform Trade Secrets Act is important toward this end and understanding it can help those who believe they might have had their rights violated.

Business dispute leads to lawsuit against restaurant group

Conducting business in New Jersey is not easy, especially when entering a partnership for a tough environment like the food industry. A great many restaurants face turmoil not just in the number of customers who come through the door, but between the chef and the financial backers. This is notably difficult when there is a relatively well-known chef who is opening the eatery. Having legal assistance beforehand is always advisable, but when there is a business dispute, it is even more important to have a legal firm who specializes in business cases.

Contractor accused of deceptive trade practices in repairs

In New Jersey, when people or entities come to a business agreement, it is possible that there will be disagreements as to how it moves forward and whether the result is what was bargained for. Some businesses can find themselves accused of breach of contract, deceptive trade practices and other problems as part of a contract dispute. With any business dispute, it is integral to have a law firm that understands the perspective of the business owner and can provide protection in any circumstance.

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.

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.

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