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Why You Should Consider Trademarking Before Naming Your Business

At the Yau Law Firm, we see business owners at various stages of their business. Most often, we meet people who are starting a new company or creating a new product. In addition to offering our business services, such as incorporating, filing non-profit status, and franchising, we always suggest our clients to think about trademarking. […]

Jacksonville crowned as a hot hub for entrepreneurship by CNN Money

Whether it is in Florida or some other state, federal trademarks, patents, and copyrights are just some of the things we help our business clients with on a daily basis here at the Yau Law Firm. But, when it comes to starting a business, we are all about planting roots right here in Jacksonville! Sure, […]

After OneSpark: Thoughts of a Business Owner

The Yau Law Firm is all about business. We help business owners form entities; we help them protect their trademarks, logos, slogans, and other intellectual property from infringement and subsequent litigation. We have helped owners become compliant for non-profit 501(c)(3) tax designations. From drafting licensing agreements to ensuring that artists are covered in the entertainment […]

What to do if you received a Cease & Desist Letter

Cease and desist letters are particularly handy for those wanting to enforce trademarks, copyrights, patents, licenses, and really, any other right. At the Yau Law Firm, we have dealt with cease and desist letters on both ends of the spectrum: we have issued cease and desist letters on behalf of our clients, and we have […]

Own a business in Florida? Don’t forget about your Annual Reports!

It’s that time of the year for business owners when annual reports are due to the Florida Division of Corporations. Annual reports are due on or before May 1st of 2014. Any late submissions will come with a hefty $400 fee to for-profit corporations. As attorneys who also practice business law at the Yau Law […]

Negotiate instead of Litigate: how negotiating can lead to saving grief and money–Part 4

  In this final blog part about negotiations, I address the question: “is the other party likely to agree to a certain result if you present a reasonable offer?”  In my previous Yau Law firm blog posts, I addressed how negotiations can save time and money if you (1) can benefit from saving or having […]

Negotiate instead of Litigate: how negotiating can lead to saving grief and money–Part 3

Does litigation cost more than the possible monetary relief you may get at the end of the case? If it does, you may want to consider negotiating with the other party. The past two parts to this Yau Law Firm blog addressed negotiating as a better alternative to those who can benefit from a better […]

Negotiate instead of Litigate: how negotiating can lead to saving grief and money–Part 2

Can you benefit from preserving the relationship, or having a better relationship, with the other party? In the first part of this topical discussion on the Yau Law blog, I addressed how negotiating can ultimately lead to a successful ending for all parties involved in litigation (or potential litigation). But, the common problem that most litigants […]

Negotiate instead of Litigate: how negotiating can lead to saving grief and money–Part 1

As an attorney at the Yau Law Firm who handles various types of litigation, I speak from personal experience: negotiating with the other party can save you grief and money, and it can even result in a better outcome for everyone. This tidbit of info works whether you are at the beginning of litigation, in […]

The Legal Side of Business: Business owners learned about business law from Yau Law Firm

What could any business owner want to know about owning a business?  When Pat Blanchard, the director of the Business Women of Color task force, suggested a meeting to help women business owners, we at the Yau Law Firm were all too thrilled to offer a small educational lecture. On June 29, 2013, Florence Monauer […]

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