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Taking your business to the world

Florida business owners interested in a share of the global market will want to do their homework before taking a leap into international trade. The intricacies of international business law can trip up the best of us, but at The Law Offices of Levi Williams, P.A., we have successfully assisted entrepreneurs in understanding and addressing the nuances of a global marketplace. 

Patent infringement: what Florida entrepreneurs should know

Innovative Florida entrepreneurs might design and patent products that competitors buy and include in their branded offerings. Expectations for the competing brands to pay licensing fees are par for the course in the corporate world, but collecting those fees and avoiding infringement can be a tricky business. 

International business: a lesson in culture

In a 21st century marketplace that has expanded to include every corner of the globe, what do Florida business owners need to know about international business disputes? After all, they cannot be so different from disagreements with American partners, can they?

What are some issues typically handled with business litigation?

Business litigation in Florida is often a way for conflicts between large businesses, or between businesses and non-corporate entities, to find a standardized and independently mediated resolution. After negotiations break down, businesses might pursue this legal option if it is available. The courts certainly do not go about adjudicating upon each and every commercial dispute that happens in the state. Please continue reading for a discussion of some of the criteria for this type of legal action.

What is deceptive advertising?

As you may already know, advertising is an important part of your business. Without getting the word out, your potential customers would have few ways of knowing about your products and services. They would also not be informed of any specials or sales without your advertising. Fortunately, the modern world gives you and other Florida business owners a wide range of creative advertising options, from television and radio commercials to ads on social media and mobile device aps. Your opportunities to reach a huge audience are almost limitless, but you should also understand that it can be easy to fall into the trap of deceptive advertising.

The law of unfair competition

Running a business in Florida can be rewarding, but will also most likely come with unique stresses and difficulties. It is often hard enough to keep your company profitable without other businesses making it even more difficult to reach your goals. If you feel that you have been affected by someone else who has violated the law of unfair competition, you may need professional legal help. We at the Law Offices of Levi Williams can fight for your rights and ensure that you get the compensation and representation you deserve.

Protecting your trade secrets

Your company has no doubt dedicated a good deal of resources to developing those practices and products that distinguish you from your competition in Fort Lauderdale. To have those leaked to competitors could be a potentially devastating blow to your business. Most of the corporate clients that we here at The Law Offices of Levi Williams, P.A. have worked with in the past have seen such leaks occur when former employers have left their organizations. You may have a non-disclosure agreement that prevents employees from sharing your trade secrets, yet have you truly aware of what qualifies as such? And if such secrets did get out, what can you do to stop their proliferation?

Casino games at heart of contract dispute

Many contracts are entered into by Florida businesses everyday. However, it is not only private businesses that look to legal contracts to protect their interests. The state also engages in contract negotiations with many different types of organizations. Sometimes, disputes arise surrounding these contracts just like those between two private business entities.

Franchisee wins breach of contract case

The importance of having business agreements in legally binding written contracts cannot be emphasized enough for Florida business owners. However, not every written contract is foolproof as it must be created properly and, of course, honored as written. Without these things, the opportunity for conflicts to arise always remains.

Battery companies in lawsuit over new packaging

In the fast-paced world of American commerce, businesses in Florida must continually compete and search for new ways to get ahead and, ideally, stay ahead, of the competition. There can be many positive sides to this but it can also give rise to additional headaches and problems that companies have to deal with. Competition can grow a market but it can also move into the realm of unfair. When this happens, legal battles between competitors may ensue.

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