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February 2017 Archives

Trademark disputes are common in business litigation

Intellectual property disputes are a regular source of business litigation cases in Louisiana and other states. This may be an over-litigated area in some respects because some trademark and patent owners will sue if there is even a slight suggestion of a similarity with another's mark or product. Deciding what is an actual infringement, therefore, is sometimes a crucial stage of the process because it determines whether business litigation of the issue will be necessary.

Business and commercial law activities trend international

There is plenty of ongoing news about building a wall to separate the United States from its neighbors to the south. That would not set well with many Louisiana companies that have business and commercial law ventures across the border. In fact, just last week a successful business development mission witnessed over 200 face-to-face meetings between this state's businesses and neighboring companies to the south.