Asset Sale or Stock Sale: What’s The Best M&A Deal Structure For You?

In my previous two articles I highlighted the Top 5 Sell-Side Advantages of M&A and the Top 5 Buy-Side Advantages of M&A.

Assuming that these advantages are compelling enough to drive you to buy or sell a business, how do you decide what type of deal structure is best for effectuating the transaction?

Well, acquisitions […]

By |March 12th, 2015|Jackson Counsel, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Top 3 Legal Danger Zones for Businesses Using Social Media

Over the years, social media has quickly taken the reign as one of the most utilized marketing tools of businesses, both large and small. Its efficiency and effectiveness, mixed with its low-cost, has caused many businesses to directly implement social media as not only a marketing tool, but as a tool to drive customer engagement.

Indeed, […]

How Non-Disclosure Agreements Save Businesses

When running a business it’s critical to understand what assets you have and how to protect those assets. An asset is anything of economic value owned or controlled by a person/organization. Whether you‘re a new business or an establish business developing a new concept, it’s vital to recognize that your idea is an asset that […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Intellectual Property, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Business Branding: How Strong is Your Trademark?

For business owners, it’s very important to understand that not all trademarks are created equal. In my previous post I expressed that one of the factors taken into account when assessing trademark infringement is the “strength of the mark”.

The law has generated several classifications to identify the strength of any particular trademark being used in commerce. […]

By |November 28th, 2014|Intellectual Property, Selling Advice, Trademarks|0 Comments

Trademark Infringement: What Victoria’s Secret’s Loss Should Teach Small Businesses

In 1984, three Irish brothers entered into the world of entrepreneurism when they created Thomas Pink Ltd., a luxury-clothing brand based in London. This UK-based company, selling both men and women’s clothing, expanded its brand and eventually became a part of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey). Today Thomas Pink has approximately 90 stores worldwide.

In 1977, […]

By |November 12th, 2014|Intellectual Property, Selling Advice, Trademarks|0 Comments

Copyright, Trademark, Patent: Basics of Intellectual Property

Ok, we all know that intellectual property protection is good. We also know that we should usually choose some form of that protection to ensure our creative brain children are safeguarded, but how do we know which form is most appropriate or under what circumstances we should select that form?

Knowing the basics of intellectual property […]

By |November 1st, 2014|Intellectual Property, Selling Advice, Trademarks|0 Comments

Why Partnership Agreements Matter

Starting a business with one or more partners is a lot like the beginning of any relationship, all parties’ hopes are high and all either one can see is a long-lasting, picturesque bond. During the honeymoon phase the relationship flourishes and both parties are cooperative and largely unselfish. Both parties work to achieve a common […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Business Formation, Business Growth, Selling Advice|0 Comments

Should You Register Your Trademark?

 

Recently, I was approached by an entrepreneur with a unique business concept. During the conversation, she asked about the process for federally trademarking her logo. Following the appropriate manner of branding she made sure that her logo did not infringe on any prior existing businesses’ intellectual property.

As she explained her short and long-term business goals it […]

By |October 5th, 2014|Intellectual Property, Selling Advice, Trademarks|0 Comments

Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Are You In Compliance?

Since the economic downturn began in 2008, companies have been creatively looking to “trim the fat” when it comes to expenses. The recession, coupled with increased business regulations and health care reform has led businesses to continue expense-minimization efforts.

One way this has been achieved is by classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees. The […]

By |September 20th, 2014|Employment Law, Selling Advice|0 Comments

When Licensing Goes Wrong: How Business Owners Can Avoid The Accidental Franchise

It’s no secret that the best type of idea is the one that continuously pays you returns without having to do additional work. It’s also no secret that the advent and proliferation of the digital age has created one of the greatest climates for idea generation and product creation.

With the generation of a great idea […]

By |September 13th, 2014|Intellectual Property, Selling Advice|0 Comments
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