Counterfeit vs Trademark Infringement

Businesses rely on trademarked logos and names to build a profitable brand. When another company sells counterfeit or otherwise infringing products to generate income that rightfully belongs to the trademark owner, it can quickly cut into profits. Low-quality infringing products can also be harmful because they damage the trademarked brand’s reputation.  BrewerLong represents business owners and focuses on building...

Intellectual property violation

Your business’s intellectual property (IP) can be its most valuable asset. Customers buy your patented gadget because it is one of a kind. Buyers look for your trademarked logo because they trust your products to be high quality. Or maybe you create books or music or video games, in which case your copyrights are vital to your financial success....

business divorce

In a perfect world, all companies would reach their full potential, and no business partners would ever split. Unfortunately, in the real world, business partners often need to seek a corporate divorce for a variety of reasons. If you find that you are one of the many Florida entrepreneurs looking for a business divorce attorney as you separate or...

florida franchise lawyer

As a Florida entrepreneur, becoming part of a franchise may be a no-brainer in taking your business to the next level. Whether you choose to develop a franchise network of your own or you become a franchisee, franchising can be a lucrative opportunity for Florida business owners. However, the reality of following the franchise roadmap to the pot of...

Circumstances in life can change instantly, leaving your family business hanging in the balance. To survive and succeed, you should have a business succession plan in place. Estate planning for your family business is about preparing for continuity and future ownership when situations like an illness or sudden death occur. Unfortunately, only 34% of family businesses have a concrete...

rezoning your property

As a Florida landowner, you want to be able to use your property for what you want. However, zoning laws often get in the way. Zoning laws are local rules that place limits on what property owners can do with their land. These laws can be very helpful to landowners by preventing things like factory owners attempting to set...

florida liquor license

Florida entrepreneurs know that residents and tourists alike love the nightlife. This means that Florida bars and restaurants typically have to serve alcohol to keep up with the tastes and demands of their clientele. Business owners, therefore, try to invest in lucrative liquor licenses. These licenses allow you to sell beer, wine, and hard liquor. The type of license...

can i live in a different state than my llc

At some point, business success can cause good problems. For example, when your business has expanded into another state, this is a good “problem” to have! But it does raise some questions, like, Can I live in one state and own a business in another? You may also choose to live in one state but operate your business out...

Litigation attorney Mike Long successfully handled a case in which a trust account was grossly mishandled upon the death of the client’s father by the client’s former stepmother. Background of the Case The client’s ex-stepmother held the role of trustee for the trust fund while also being a beneficiary alongside the client and the client’s mentally handicapped sister. The...

difference between liquidated damages and penalty

Your business relies on commercial relationships to support its operations and to sell its goods and services. Whether that relationship takes the form of an order for goods from a customer or a set of software services from an IT specialist, it is usually memorialized in a written contract. You are entitled to rely on these executed contracts, and...