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Basics of copyright infringement litigation

People in Florida have various ideas for different products, write books and other types of written articles, write songs and music and create other types of art as well. People should get the credit and any income that may come from these various creations. Therefore, people who create new things can copyright or patent the creations to prevent others from stealing them and using them as their own. However, even when creations are protected through copyrights and patents others may still try to use them to make money.

Growers of Carla avocado seeks injunction against clones

There are many different products and that people use in Florida. These products are made by various companies and can earn those companies significant amounts of money. So, it is important for those companies that others cannot simply copy their products and take business away from them. Therefore, to protect these products and continue to be able to earn money off their inventions, people and companies can obtain trademarks and patents so they are the sole owners of the product.

Shareholder derivative claims and breach of fiduciary duty

There are many corporations in Florida in many different industries that do many different kinds of work. However, while there are many differences between the corporations in Florida, they all have one main similarity: they all have shareholders. The number of shareholders depends on the size of the company and other factors, but the shareholders own a piece of the company. This does not necessarily mean that they run the day-to-day operations of the company, but they do have a financial interest in the company.

Basic requirements for a non-disclosure agreement

There are many different types of businesses in Florida. These businesses offer a variety of goods and services for people throughout the world. However, many businesses offer similar goods and services, and in some industries there can be a lot of competition. In many instances, each company has certain aspects that are unique just to that company, even if other companies are similar. These unique differences are usually what companies promote to stand out from the other companies, and therefore they want to keep those secrets out of the hands of competitors.

Legitimate reasons for enforcing non-compete agreements

From time to time people in Florida need to find a new job. This could for a variety of reasons. For example, they could find that their current employment is not the right fit for them, or they may want to move up in their career but do not have those opportunities at their current company. Other times it is because they were laid off or fired from their current employment. Also, people may have gone back to school for a higher degree and want to utilize it. Whatever the reason for getting a new job, though, the person will most likely sign an employment contract before they start the new job.

Situations when directors breach fiduciary duties

There are many different corporations in Florida. These corporations are set up to run businesses and ultimately make money for the shareholders of the corporation. However, since not all shareholders can effectively make decisions for the corporation, the shareholders of the corporation will select directors and officers to run the corporation. This means that the shareholders, who have invested their money in the corporation, need to put their trust in the directors that they will run the corporation competently. If they do not it could lead to business disputes.

What are deceptive trade practices in Florida?

Consumers, individuals and businesses alike, drive the global economy. This means that firms trying to reach consumers must compete fiercely for attention to get their products noticed. There are any number of reasons a consumer may choose one product over another: experience with a brand, features, quality versus value, or just the bottom-line price. In making a purchasing decision, consumers often rely on communications from retailers and manufacturers in forms such as advertisements, direct messages and verbal assurances. Sometimes, though, such communications may be less than honest.

South Florida computer faces fraud charges

Individuals and businesses often rely on other firms for important services to help make their own business run smoothly. Unfortunately, however, it seems that not all businesses are out to perform the services that they purport to do. Sometimes they are simply fraudulent enterprises disguised as legitimate concerns. These types of companies then prey on other businesses, causing losses of hard-earned money, as well as time.

Florida businesses can count on us for complex litigation needs

Conducting business in Florida, as experienced executives and owners know, can be fraught with pitfalls. From poorly drafted agreements to outright bad actors, it can be far too easy for a formerly amicable business arrangement to devolve into a dispute or potentially litigation. For this reason, it is crucial to have a seasoned business litigation attorney on whom you can rely.

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