Six Essential Agreements Your Business Needs to Protect Its Intellectual Property

CMRS Law Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement, Contracts

Whether you’re a start-up business or an existing business, protecting your intellectual property is vital.  Intellectual property includes your trade secrets, customer lists, recipes, inventions, and much more.  If your business is not using all of the six agreements described below, your intellectual property may be at risk of exposure or theft. (1) Non-Disclosure and Trade Secret Protection Agreements This …

What types of contracts does an Ohio business need?

Elliott Stapleton Contracts

Well drafted contracts protect your company in case of a dispute. Poorly drafted contract templates from the internet (or no contract at all) can seriously compromise the company’s interests. A business may need customized contracts which  include: employment contracts, lease agreements, independent contractor agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements and covenants not to compete. Business owners should consult with an attorney …

Create Customized Contract Templates For Your Business

Elliott Stapleton Contracts, Our Services

Why does a business need to customized its contracts? Since each type of business is unique,  the specific needs of every company cannot be addressed in one standard form. Using online forms or document companies such as Legalzoom results in a form that may not protect the interest of your company or conform with Ohio law. Why do I need …

Do I Need an Attorney for my Ohio Business?

Elliott Stapleton Common Questions

Yes.  There is no substitute sound legal advice. Here are four (unbiased) factors to consider when deciding whether to use an Attorney for your business: 1. Filing with the Ohio Secretary of State does not (by itself) create a business. While it is necessary to file with the State of Ohio to incorporate, filing simply creates the right to operate a …