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Understanding patent protections

With the midwestern portion of the United States being a key region for domestic manufacturing, it stands to reason that many businesses in Michigan or Illinois might need to seek intellectual property protections for certain inventions or developments. The World Intellectual Property Organization indicates that the goal of such protections is to encourage the ongoing innovation and creativity that furthers societal advancements. 

What should you know about unfair competition?

Chicago business owners like you deserve a fair chance at being able to make your business grow and prosper. While competition is a natural part of the business cycle and should be expected, there are some instances in which that competition can become unfair for you.

What should you know about business-building basics?

As a Chicago resident who's looking into forming your own business, it's important to have a strong team supporting you. Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak PC can step in when you need legal help, acting as your guide in the often-complex world of business litigation.

Car dealership faces lawsuit

Sometimes, when people think of business litigation, they envision a massive corporation or multinational company. However, it is important to keep in mind that lawsuits can create challenges for those who own smaller businesses as well. Moreover, the potential consequences of a lawsuit can be particularly damaging for a local business or small company that is already struggling to stay afloat. In certain instances, these types of business owners may not have the resources to defend themselves properly.

Litigation involving the theft of trade secrets

There are a multitude of reasons why business owners find themselves in court, whether they have been accused of violating the terms of a contract or wage and hour violations. However, the theft of trade secrets is another matter that can have a significant impact on a business' future, whether they have decided to take legal action against a competitor who they believe stole trade secrets or have been accused of this theft by another company. If you are thinking about taking your case to court because your business' trade secrets were stolen or are unsure of how to defend your company against these allegations, it is crucial to carefully assess your case.

The legal details of deceptive trade practices

Starting any kind of business in Chicago can be the thrilling beginning to a new life chapter. After leaping over the main obstacles of forming a business, new owners can look forward to establishing their long-term goals and reap the benefits of a new career path. While there are countless advantages to owning a business, this pursuit can come with an equal amount of drawbacks and stress. What happens if that stress comes from unfair business competition? 

Chicago lawsuit targets candy company

There are many different reasons behind customers' decisions to take legal action against a company. However, it is vital for business owners in Chicago to keep in mind that even seemingly insignificant business lawsuits can spell disaster and create serious challenges for a company. Sometimes, litigation can be completely unexpected and may involve accusations that many would consider facetious.

Detroit company sues city over suspension of permit

Across all industries, litigation can arise for many reasons. Sometimes, legal action is necessary after a business is hurt by the wrongdoing of another. Or, a business in Detroit or Chicago may find itself targeted by a disgruntled employee or customer. Either way, the end result can have a tremendous impact on the future of the company, which is why the owners of business small and large should take litigation very seriously.

The consequences of business litigation

If you are a business owner, you may have to go through a number of stressful experiences. However, going to court may be among the most difficult. At Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C., our law firm knows how upsetting lawsuits can be for businesses of various sizes and we are also aware of the long-term impact litigation can have. Because of the serious nature of business litigation, you need to carefully approach your case if your business has been sued.

Detroit auto manufacturer faces lawsuit

When it comes to business lawsuits, all sorts of accusations can arise, wreaking havoc for the companies facing allegations. Regrettably, some of these lawsuits are based on allegations that are false altogether, while others involve certain details that have been blown way out of proportion. In Detroit, and in other cities around the state of Michigan, business owners who have been targeted with a lawsuit should waste no time in reviewing their options.


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