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Intellectual Property Law: Do You Know Your Rights?

Intellectual Property Law: Do You Know Your Rights?

In this post, we will answer the question “What is intellectual property law?” We will then explore what intellectual property lawyers do and some of the key differences between copyright and intellectual property law. We’ll conclude with a discussion of intellectual...

Verbal Agreement Law: Are Contracts Enforceable When Not in Writing?

Verbal Agreement Law: Are Contracts Enforceable When Not in Writing?

As a general rule, oral agreements are binding and enforceable under Texas law provided that they include the required elements of a valid contract — an offer, acceptance, lawful consideration, and a “meeting of the minds.” However, Texas verbal agreement law is...

Texas Contract Law

Texas Contract Law

What Is Contract Law? Contract law applies to agreements between people, business entities, and/or groups. Each state has its own laws that govern the interpretation and enforcement of contracts, and contract law exists in both statutes and common law. Common law...

Non-Compete Agreement: Texas Facts

Non-Compete Agreement: Texas Facts

Non-compete agreements are common in the U.S. labor market. According to experts, upwards of 20% of all workers are covered by some form of a non-compete agreement. But this number varies greatly among industries. For instance, nearly half of all engineers report...

Texas Trade Secret Law

Texas Trade Secret Law

Texas trade secret law is governed by the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (TUTSA). The Act gives injured parties substantial rights and remedies in the event of a potential or actual misappropriation of trade secrets. TUTSA was first enacted in Texas in 2013 to...

Eminent Domain in Texas [FAQ]

Eminent Domain in Texas [FAQ]

Texas eminent domain law is highly complex. Faced with a condemnation action, landowners have many questions and concerns. In this article, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions on eminent domain Texas. If you have any questions about the material...

Texas Inverse Condemnation

Texas Inverse Condemnation

Government entities use the power of eminent domain to condemn private property for a public use. Taking private land requires the government to pay landowners just and adequate compensation. When the government fails to do so, the law allows the injured property...

The Whistler Pipeline Project, Texas

The Whistler Pipeline Project, Texas

The Permian Basin is a vast and resource rich area that accounts for a significant portion of U.S. oil and gas output. With the region’s production set to double by 2025, oil and gas companies are scrambling to build supporting infrastructure throughout Texas,...

Red Oak Pipeline & Future Condemnation Proceedings in Texas

Red Oak Pipeline & Future Condemnation Proceedings in Texas

Texas landowners are all too familiar with large oil pipeline projects. These projects, while great for oil and gas companies, often negatively impact both the environment and local communities. Texas condemnation law allows oil companies and governmental entities to...