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September 2016 Archives

Confidentiality Agreements in California

NDA.jpgConfidentiality agreements, also referred to as non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), can help protect the viability of your business. Essentially, these agreements are written contracts that prohibit employees and independent contractors from sharing your company's trade secrets along with other protected business information. All California employers must take great care when crafting these type of agreements, as even minor mistakes can render them unenforceable. Your company's confidentiality agreements should always be drafted and reviewed by a qualified business law attorney.

What Are Legal Options for Cybersquatting Victims?

cybersquatting.jpgCybersquatting, also referred to as domain name squatting, occurs when a person or entity purchases a domain name for the sole purpose of attempting to profit off of the goodwill that was built by another brand. The cybersquatter will often try to take that domain name and sell to the company who owns the related brand, generally at a steep price. If your business has been affected by a cybersquatter, you have legal options. However, these cases are notoriously complex. You need to get your case in the hands of a business law attorney who has experience handling domain name litigation.

Involuntary Business Dissolutions in California

Involuntary Business Dissolutions.jpgA business may find itself facing a major internal strife. In some cases, controlling directors may be deadlocked, or involved in another seemingly irresolvable dispute. Eventually, these internal issues will cause tremendous damage to the value of the company. At this point, shareholders may need to take action in order to protect their interests. Forcing an involuntary business dissolution is sometimes the only way for a shareholder to protect their rights. If you are a shareholder in a company facing an internal dispute, and you believe that involuntary dissolution may be necessary, you need to contact an experienced San Jose business dissolution attorney as soon as possible.

The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) and Bankruptcy

PACA.jpgThe Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA), which was passed in 1930, regulates the sale of fruits and vegetables. PACA covers a wide variety of situations, including what happens in the event that a produce buyer goes bankrupt. The Act provides sellers with powerful tools to collect payments and also has major ramifications on the creditors that lend to businesses that are within the scope of the regulations. California is one of the nation's leading producers of fruits and vegetables and it is critical that creditors within the state understand how PACA might impact their rights. If you have any questions about PACA and bankruptcy, please contact an experienced San Jose business bankruptcy attorney for immediate legal assistance.