In the United States, there are three different types of patent grants: a utility patent; a design patent; and a plant patent. A utility patent may be granted for the invention or discovery of any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture or chemical composition, or for any new and useful improvement of such. A design patent may be granted for a new ornamental design for an article of manufacture, so long as the design is not dictated by functional considerations. Because a utility patent protects the way an invention works and a design patent protects the way an...
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How to Create and Maintain Corporate Minutes
So, you formed a corporation in order to protect your assets. You researched how corporations work and the liability protection they provide. After your thorough investigation, you decided that your business needed the shield provided by a corporation. Now what? The decision to incorporate your business was a smart decision. Owning a corporation protects your personal assets from many liabilities including: liabilities due to employee’s actions liabilities incurred by your business partners debts solely owed by the Corporation Nevertheless, this protection is not perfect and may be compromised if the corporation fails to maintain certain formalities. One of these small...
Commercial Lease Litigation Update
Litigation Update - New case from Tennessee Supreme Court holds individual liable for personal guarantee in commercial lease. It is not uncommon for a commercial landlord to require a personal guarantee on the lease for a commercial tenant, especially for young businesses and start-ups. The courts in Tennessee have been wrestling with the issue of personal guarantees in commercial leases and just this past week the Tennessee Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of MLG Enterprises, LLC v. Richard L. Johnson which provides some guidance on what commercial landlords must do to ensure an enforceable personal guarantee. In the case at hand,...
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