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Business Law

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Selling a Business: Stock Sale v. Asset Sale

When a business is sold, the actual sale often occurs via one of two forms, either as a stock sale or as an asset sale. In general, sellers often prefer stock sales while buyers often prefer asset sales.

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What Is A Business Plan?

Developing a business plan is often very important, even for those businesses that do not intend to raise outside capital.

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Business Structures: The Facts & Figures

In general, there are three principal considerations when choosing a business structure: (1) liability, (2) management, and (3) taxation. Unfortunately, the laws that affect some of these considerations – in particular, liability and management – vary significantly from state to state and are not uniform across the country. As a result, the information that follows regarding corporations, general partnerships, limited partnerships (LP), limited liability companies (LLC) and sole proprietorships is general.

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The Aereo Decision & Cloud Computing

In American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that Aereo's service, which converts and subsequently (re)transmits over-the-air television broadcasts in near real time to Aereo's customers via the internet, effectively constitutes "transmitting performances of copyrighted works to the public", which in turn requires Aereo to pay over-the-air broadcasters a fee for doing so, pursuant to the Copyright Act.

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Use In Commerce, Trademarks, & Service Marks

In short, this means that if a mark seeks the benefits and protections provided by the Trademark Act, it must: (1) in the case of a Trademark, be associated with goods that are actually sold in interstate or international commerce or (2) in the case of a Service Mark, be associated with services that are actually rendered in interstate or international commerce.

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