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Are there different types of intellectual property?

As an employer in Oregon, you know that protecting your intellectual property is of the utmost importance. However, you should also know about the different tools available to do so, which can offer numerous benefits depending on how your IP is categorized. UpCounsel.com explain different types of intellectual property and the mechanisms under which it can be protected.

Protecting your business’s trade secrets

As an Oregon business owner, you probably know better than anyone the things that set your company apart and help you stand strong against the competition. When your business’s secrets, practices, formulas, recipes or what have you fall into the wrong hands, however, it can mean big trouble for you and some serious financial losses. At Van Ness, Williamson LLP, we understand the critical nature of protecting your business’s intellectual property, and we have helped many clients implement measures that protect their life’s work.

Defining "termination for convenience"

So you have had a contractual partner suddenly terminate its agreement with your business. Worse yet, it is a government agency, whose stability you counted on in order to help maintain your operations. Now, you are facing financial uncertainty as well as potential damage to your company's reputation. Several of the clients that our team here at Van Ness, Williamson LLP has worked with in the past have been in same situation and wondered what sort of legal recourse was available to them. The answer depends on the unique circumstances of your case. 

How do I determine the right brewery license for my business?

One glance at the Oregon regulations regarding brewing is probably enough to make you want to give up on your application. However, as you might expect from the many microbreweries, wine makers and distillers in the state, getting a license is not all that complicated with the right guidance. The key is to develop a licensing strategy that fits your current operations and allows for your company to grow easily according to your plan. 

What is insider trading?

There are many activities that may occur in your Oregon business that could lead to business litigation. Some are more serious than others. Some may even be criminal acts that could end up with someone in jail. One such issue is insider trading. As the name suggests, insider trading is when someone uses inside information or information that is not publically known to influence trading decisions, according to Money Crashers. 

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