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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...

Startup Companies Mistakes to Avoid and Tips to Keep In Mind

Startup Companies Mistakes to Avoid and Tips to Keep In Mind

It’s hard to believe that companies such as Uber, Amazon, and Netflix began their incredibly successful journeys as startups. Many other services Americans use on a frequent basis probably began as startups, too—Postmates, Dropbox, and Slack, to name a few. These...

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies – Great Opportunity or Risky Business?

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies – Great Opportunity or Risky Business?

Chances are that you have heard the terms “Bitcoin,” “Ethereum,” “virtual tokens,” or “cryptocurrency” at some point within the last couple of years. Someone has probably even told you to invest in them. Or maybe you’re an entrepreneur that wants to jump on this new...

Piercing the Corporate Veil – Minimizing Your Risk

Piercing the Corporate Veil – Minimizing Your Risk

One of our roles as corporate lawyers is to use the business organizations code and applicable case law to protect our clients with the principles of limited liability. Indeed, that is why our various corporate forms exist – to shield shareholders and owners from...

Raising Capital Through a Private Placement of Equity Securities

Raising Capital Through a Private Placement of Equity Securities

When an entrepreneur is starting a new business and needs to secure financing, one viable option is to raise money from investors.  Such private financing may be undertaken through a private placement. Since you are essentially selling a portion of your company to one...

BB’s Cajun Café Secures Private Equity Financing for New Location

BB’s Cajun Café Secures Private Equity Financing for New Location

Padua Law Firm represented BB’s Café in its private offering of equity securities for its new restaurant in Pearland Texas, its sixth location in the Houston, TX area. The issuer for the private placement offering that closed and fully funded in March 2016 is Pearland...

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