Should You Use a Patent or Trade Secret?

For business owners in California, protecting your intellectual property should be a top priority. Generally speaking, a company’s intellectual property is its number one asset. Safeguarding that property through patents, copyrights, trade secrets is critical for control and monetization. What kind of intellectual property protection you choose

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COVID-19 and Business Interruption Claims

Due to COVID-19, businesses across California and the US are facing unprecedented challenges to their operations and indeed, many small and medium-sized businesses have been forced to shut their doors permanently. While some businesses in California have been able to weather the challenges and are starting to

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Handling Partnership Disputes

Handling Partnership Disputes

Entering into a business relationship with someone can often be a fun and exciting experience. Partners can be great to work with and may offer new, innovative concepts to develop your projects and ideas into realities. Additionally, partnerships can be a great way for budding businesses and firms to share expenses related to starting an entrepreneurial journey. However, these very common types of business collaborations can lead to some sticky situations if things go awry.

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Litigation Strategy

Litigation Strategy

The challenges in a motion to strike or a demur is that in the early stages, the pleadings are taken as if everything said in the pleading (being the complaint) is true. You cannot bring in extrinsic evidence to argue or try to change or go in derogation of what’s in the complaint and what’s been pled.

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Trial Lawyers vs Litigators

Trial Lawyers vs Litigators

“Trial lawyer” and “litigator” are often interchanged as though they mean the same thing. A litigator may be a great trial lawyer, and a trial lawyer may also be a great litigator. However, there are differences in the terminology.

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The Value of Service

The Value of Service

A big motivator in lawsuits is expense, and one of the primary expenses for smaller lawsuits are the attorneys’ fees. Attorneys’ fees are incredibly expensive, they’re prohibitive, they’re why attorneys have a bad name some times, but to be honest, all the attorney has to sell is his time.

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Usury Law in California

Usury Law in California

Imagine being a lender and loaning someone $100,000 and not being able to collect on the interest or even the original borrowed amount. Now imagine instead if you collected interest on that loaned amount, but due to violating a California law on the loan had to pay

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Webb Law Group Handling a Breach of Contract

Webb Law Group Handling a Breach of Contract

Webb Law Group proudly takes you inside a real case that was handled by our firm. While names have been omitted for privacy purposes, we will approach the matter of a breach of contract within the context of this real case. We will take you from the complaint to the conclusion, providing a segue from legal problem to solution, with the strong support of Webb Law Group’s team of attorneys and staff.

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Non-Compete Agreements in California Law

Non-Compete Agreements in California Law

Non-compete agreements are almost always found to be unenforceable in California, with only a small list of very specific exceptions listed in the statute. A notable exception is that non-compete agreements are enforceable against former owners of a company who agree to such a clause with reasonable limitations in time and geographic scope.

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California Law and Cybersquatting

California Law and Cybersquatting

Cybersquatting, sometimes referred to as domain squatting, is registering, trafficking in, or using an Internet domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else. This is the term as defined by the United States federal law known as the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.

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Civil Lawsuit Statute of Limitations and Time Limits by San Diego law firm Webb Law Group

SERVICE OF PROCESS Serve Defendant after Complaint Filed – 60 days after filing.  [Source: CRC 3.110] Serve Doe Defendant Added via Amended Complaint – 30 days after adding.  [Source: CRC 3.110(b)] Deadline to file Proof of Service of Summons and Complaint (proving to Court Defendant was served) – 60 days after serving

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What is the Unfair Competition Law in California?

Tom works for a marketing company that handles online marketing campaigns. His company has a general marketing strategy that they utilize in their business to successfully attract clients and effectively market them. Tom is laid off by his company and goes into business for himself. He ends

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What Does California Law Say About Cybersquatting?

With the internet growing more and more in usage for business purposes, it’s no surprise that more and more business litigation matters involve online crimes. Everything from website copyrights  and online marketing strategies to cases involving hacking and theft of online “property” are capable of being business

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How To Collect On a Promissory Note

A promissory note is a signed and legally binding document containing a written promise by the borrower to pay a stated sum to a specified person or the bearer at a specified date or on demand. Promissory notes are used for a wide variety of loans including

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How to Avoid Successor Liability

Imagine your company decides to purchase a business. The business is up for sale at a great price and seems a worthy investment for future revenue. You purchase the business, oversee a merger, and quickly begin to start generating revenue from your new enterprise. Everything seems great,

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Are Your Employees Committing Fraud?

You’ve worked hard to build your business into a successful organization that is run professionally and legally. If you’re like most legitimate business owners, you seek to run your business in a manner that makes money while adhering to basic standards of business ethics. More importantly, you

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How to Avoid Getting Sued

A lawsuit has the potential to be devastating for your business. You’ve worked hard to build your company into something that is financially successful and capable of building pride in yourself and the employees that work under you. There is no reason to put your business at

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How to Prepare for a Business Lawsuit

The best time to prepare for a business lawsuit is before you have been sued or the need arises to file a lawsuit against someone or a business. There are several ways to survive a business lawsuit after the process has started, but remembering to be proactive

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Why Do Domain Name Disputes Occur?

Managing Partner Lenden F. Webb: “Webb Law Group, APC’s attorneys represent commercial domain name registrants in portfolio protection matters, trademark infringement threat letters and litigation. Our understanding of cyber squatting and trademark law ensures that our litigation techniques are not only advanced but comprehensive and cost-effective.  Our firm also

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WHAT’S EATING CORPORATIONS? ANSWER: GRIPE SITES

More than ever, consumers have the free reign to voice their opinions about products via the Internet.

Whether the consumer is completely satisfied or dissatisfied they still have the ability to let their voices be heard in the loudest way possible. Consumers who want others to know about their dissatisfaction create Internet “gripe” sites. “Gripe sites” are websites devoted to critiquing a person, place, corporation, or products. Further they allow other consumers to chime in on their unpleasant experiences with a company or product.

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Government Officials and San Diego Business Litigation Firms Protect Senior Citizens from Fraud

Financial or business fraud is defined as a case wherein financial resources are not legally and ethically managed. California law allows a person to file for fraud under these circumstances: intentional misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, concealment or failure to disclose relevant data with intent to defraud the victim, and a false promise.

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How a Business Lawyer Can Help Protect Your Stockholders’ Liabilities in Your Corporation or LLC

When you are thinking of going into business in California, you may consider forming a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC).  With both these organizations, you are protected from personal liability.  Thus, if someone were to sue you, you can rest in peace with the thought that your personal property will not be included as settlement for liabilities.

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Sister-State or Domesticated Judgments

Have you obtained a Judgment against a Defendant who is either located in another state or whose assets are located outside of California? Do you have a judgment from another state that you are trying to enforce in California with no results?

Are you worrying that you may never collect against such a Judgment Debtor?

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Start a Business Prepared: Seek Legal Advice from a Business Attorney

Putting up a business in America’s eighth largest city requires knowledge of and compliance with business laws, which a proficient San Diego business attorney can help you with. California corporate law stipulates some state requirements for the creation of a new company or business. Once you have complied with these, your business can be recognized as a juridical entity.

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