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Everyone who opens a business does so with the intention of making a profit, so why do so many businesses in Fremont, Livermore, and elsewhere end up failing?  Even worse, almost any holiday party or barroom bull session will involve someone telling a story of how his long-standing financial woes began with a bad business […]

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Ideas, creative inventions and processes, and trademarks are what help give you an edge over your competition, and it is your intellectual property (IP) attorney’s job to ensure these assets continue to provide you benefits and advantages for years to come. Your IP attorney’s mission is simple: to help you take advantage of intellectual property […]

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When you acquire a new headquarters for your business or a valuable, tangible asset to help your company grow, you naturally (and wisely) take steps to protect that asset or property with insurance and security. Many business owners, though, fail to take similar measures to protect  their intangible assets. Ideas, songs, slogans, and trademarks may […]

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What is Copyright Infringement?

Copyright infringement can cost a business owner or the creator of a copyrighted work dearly. Not only does the owner or creator of the work now have to contend with attempting to sell or use his or her work in a marketplace that also contains the unauthorized reproduction, but the owner or creator is at […]

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Intellectual Property Attorney

The Role of an Intellectual Property Attorney In today’s business environment, it is more important than ever for businesses to consult with and retain the services of an intellectual property attorney. In general, intellectual property law encompasses the legal principles, statutes, regulations, and case law pertaining to intentions, literary or artistic works, and/or business names, […]

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Sometimes the most valuable assets a California business owns are not the physical buildings which house the employees or the land upon which such building sits, but the ideas, creations, and inventions that the company’s employees develop. Having any one of these creations stolen, pirated, or reproduced can rob the creating company of not only […]

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Intellectual Property Protection

What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Intellectual Property Protection Most startup entrepreneurs aren’t the least bit concerned about intellectual property protection. That’s a big mistake that could cost them their entire business. They may not realize it, but every startup has at least one kind of intellectual property:  their business plan!  You may […]

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Understanding trademark issues isn’t easy. Today’s post will give you a quick overview of some issues that entrepreneurs and established businesses face when establishing and keeping trademarked status. When entrepreneurs are selecting a name for their company they tend to think that if they form a corporation or and LLC with a name or they […]

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What kind of liability protection do you have for your business? Do you feel confident that both your business and your personal belongings will be safe in the event of a law suit? In today’s post, we’ll explain the difference between “inside” liability protection and “outside” liability protection. You’ll discover some best practices that may […]

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LLC Asset Protection Strategies

LLC Asset Protection Strategies Inside-Out Liability: As far as inside-out liability, members of an LLC have the same level of personal liability protection as the shareholders of a corporation. That is, creditors of the entity, whether corporation or LLC, cannot get thru to the owners, shareholders or members, unless the shareholders/members have personally guaranteed a […]

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JGPC Business Law is a business law firm providing cost-effective, quality legal services to privately held businesses, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), general partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability partnerships (LLPs), limited partnerships (LP), trusts, business start ups, entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, executives, investors, buyers & sellers throughout the Tri-Valley and the East Bay Area, including Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Walnut Creek, Castro Valley, Fremont, Tracy, Modesto, Manteca, Stockton and all of Alameda County and Contra Costa County. We are here to serve all of your business and corporate law needs.