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What Is Considered Corporate Reorganization in Texas?

Corporate reorganization allows businesses to change hands, branch out, or do what’s needed to keep the company going. It’s especially helpful if the company is having financial difficulties.  In this article, the team at Massingill goes over different types of corporate reorganization. The article also explores what goes into an excellent corporate reorganization plan and the accompanying tax consequences....

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What Are the Elements of an Enforceable Contract in Texas?

Contracts are the bedrock of business. It’s how people create businesses, build company relationships, grow their brands, and keep things running smoothly. But what makes a contract enforceable?  This article explores the elements of an enforceable contract. The team at Massingill provides efficient and effective business solutions.  If you have questions, please contact us today. What Are the Elements...

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Benefits of Trademark Registration

Texas entrepreneurs often do not realize that their businesses hold thousands of dollars worth of valuable intellectual property until someone infringes upon their trademarks. Once discovered, it is often too late to fully protect these marks since they have not been registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or with the State of Texas.  For most companies,...

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What Is the Difference Between a Copyright and a Trademark?

If your business has a brand—a website, merchandise, an identity—you may have valuable intellectual property and not even know it. In fact, your brand can be just as relevant to your bottom line as your revenue numbers if you nurture it correctly. And if you don’t? Well, you can only imagine what happens if someone else starts using your...

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How to File a Statement of Use for a Trademark in Austin, Texas

If you’ve started the process of registering a trademark, you may have come across the term “Statement of Use.” But what exactly is a Statement of Use in the context of a trademark application? And how do you know whether you’ll need one for your business?  At Massingill, we can help you answer these questions and more. When you...

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What Is the Process of Copyright Registration in Texas?

Copyright is an important type of intellectual property (IP). Specifically, copyrights protect original works of authorship as soon as the creator fixes the work in a tangible form of expression.  Common examples of copyrightable works include:  Paintings,  Photographs,  Books,  Plays,  Blog posts, and Computer programs.  No matter what type of work you want to protect, registering your copyright is...

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What Is the Difference Between an LLC and a DBA in Texas?

A lot of acronyms can come out of the woodwork when an entrepreneur decides to start a new business. A new business owner might hear things about LLCs (limited liability companies), EINs (Employer Identification Numbers), and DBAs (“doing business as” names). But what’s the difference between an LLC and a DBA? The quick answer is that a DBA is...

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How to Dissolve an LLC in Texas

A good entrepreneur knows not only when to jump into a new business venture, but when to shut one down. A business owner might want to end things to pursue new opportunities or avoid legal and financial woes. Whatever the reason, owners of limited liability companies (LLCs) need to follow certain protocols before they can officially and properly dissolve...

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How to Add or Change LLC Ownership in Texas

Businesses change over time. It is very rare for the ownership of a company to remain the same over a long period of time, especially when there are multiple owners. Still, many business owners are unsure of how to change the ownership percentage of an LLC in Texas. In this article, we will discuss how to change the ownership...

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