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Suing for Trademark Infringement Part II: Calculating Damages

Suing for Trademark Infringement Part II: Calculating Damages

By Andrew D. Randol

In Suing for Trademark Infringement Part I, our Columbus business litigation attorney discussed the elements a plaintiff must prove to win a trademark infringement case. In Suing for Trademark Infringement Part II, our Columbus commercial litigation attorney discusses the monetary awards a plaintiff is entitled to for winning a trademark infringement suit. A plaintiff who […]
Does My Corporation Need Board of Directors and Officers

Corporate Governance Basics Part I: Does My Corporation Need Board of Directors and Officers?

By Andrew D. Randol

If your business is a corporation, you should be aware of the requirements that the Ohio Revised Code imposes upon the structure of your business. In this latest thinking post, our business attorney in Columbus Ohio outlines whether your corporation needs a board of directors, a president, a treasurer, and a secretary. After discussing these […]
SaaS Agreement Checklist: Service Levels

SaaS Agreement Checklist: Service Levels; Support and Maintenance; Severity Levels

By Drew Stevens

As a SaaS lawyer in Columbus, Ohio, there are a number of key provisions that I typically discuss with clients when reviewing their existing Software as a Services contracts or creating new SaaS agreement templates. Three key areas of a well-defined Software as a Service agreement are service levels, support and maintenance, and service level […]
Suing for Trademark Infringement

Suing for Trademark Infringement Part I: What Constitutes Trademark Infringement

By Andrew D. Randol

Suing for trademark or service mark infringement can be quite complicated. Rather than copy a mark directly, infringers often use a mark that is just similar enough to draw the ire of the valid holder of the mark and leave some dispute as to whether it is an attempt to cause confusion in the marketplace. […]
What Happens After a Business Owner Unexpectedly Dies

What Happens After a Business Owner Unexpectedly Dies?

By Drew Stevens

Depending on the type of business, many things may occur after the unexpected death of a business owner. Divorce and medical incapacitation may also affect the legal procedures of a business operation, but for now, let’s focus on what the legal procedures are after the unexpected death of a business owner. If you’re a business […]
Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Business Alone

Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Business Alone

By Andrew D. Randol

When we say “alone,” we don’t mean it’s just you behind the counter or screen as the sole employee of your own company. We mean alone, as a sole proprietorship business owner. There are many reasons why people start their own businesses with no partners or limited liability partnerships. First, some business owners prefer to […]
Ohio Startups, Securities, and Rule 504

Ohio Startups, Securities, and Rule 504

By Drew Stevens

In certain circumstances, your startup may consider raising funds under Rule 504 of Regulation D. Here, our Columbus securities attorney provides an overview of Rule 504, its requirements, and notable limitations. Rule 504 Criteria Under Rule 504, you can raise up to $5,000,000 within a 12-month period. This exemption does not place a limitation on […]

Exempt Employees Part III: Salary Requirements

By Andrew D. Randol

In Exempt Employees Part II, our Columbus employment lawyer explained three additional categories of employees who may be exempt: computer employees, outside sales employees, and commissioned employees. In this post, our employment attorney in Columbus discusses exactly what  a “salary” is under the FLSA. Colloquially, salary simply means paying an employee a pre-determined amount of […]

Exempt Employees Part II: Computer Employees, Outside Sales Employees, and Employees Paid Commissions

By Andrew D. Randol

In Exempt Employees Part I, our Columbus employment lawyer broke down the three primary exempt categories of executive, administrative, and professional employees. This post will focus on three additional categories of employees who may be exempt: computer employees, outside sales employees, and commissioned employees. Computer Employees Computer systems analysts, computer programmers, software engineers, or other […]
Exempt Employees Overtime Ohio

Exempt Employees Part I: Executive, Administrative, and Professional Employees May be Exempt from Overtime Pay Requirements.

By Andrew D. Randol

In legal parlance, an employee who properly receives a salary is called an exempt employee because he or she is exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements.

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