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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 Attorneys & Counselors at Law, we can help you answer these...

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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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What You Should Do If Your Business Partner Is Trying to Push You Out

When most people start a business, they don’t think about falling out with their business partners. On the contrary, this is a time of optimism and hope. But unfortunately, sometimes, business relationships do become strained. Below, we will discuss what happens when business partners decide to part ways and what you can do to protect yourself and your business....

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Buy-Sell Agreements in Texas—An Overview

You and your business partners put together an idea to make money, and you worked to make that idea come true. To achieve success, you had to pay attention to the details. However, remarkably few small business owners account for the future of the business’s ownership and continuity. A good buy-sell agreement does just that. In this guide, we...

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How to Dissolve a Business Partnership in Texas

Business partnerships come to an end for many reasons, some good and some bad.  Notwithstanding the reason, you and your partners have a legal obligation to dissolve and wind down the partnership business responsibly. In addition, it’s personally smart for you to wind down the business partnership so as to protect your personal assets and to bring a final...

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Piercing the Corporate Veil: What to Know

Most small business owners make the mistake of assuming that once they have set up a corporation or limited liability company, they and their personal assets are protected from liability. As a result, they do not take any further action to sustain limited liability protection. Or worse, they take actions that weaken limited liability protection. In this guide, we...

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