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The Internicola Law Firm, P.C. Blog

A Blog All About the Expansion and Protection of Your Business and Business Interests

The Internicola Law Firm Blog is all about the expansion, protection and improvement of your business and business interests. In this popular publication Charles N. Internicola, Esq. and the attorneys at The Internicola Law Firm discuss important issues involving:

  • Franchising Your Business;
  • Buying a Franchise;
  • Business Transactions;
  • Partnership Disputes; and
  • Legal counsel for your business

Unfair Competition FAQs

Unfair competition happens when competitors are not on equal terms because of disadvantageous conditions applied to some competitors but not to others. It is also unfair when the same rules and conditions aren’t applied to all participants, or when the actions of one competitor harms the ability of others to…


Date: 08/28/2015 | Category: Corporate Counsel

Making Your Non Compete Agreement Enforceable

Many businesses in New York require each employee to sign a non-compete clause. These contracts prevent employees from entering into or starting a similar profession or trade that will compete with the employer. Without a non-compete agreement, an ex-employee can immediately gain a competitive edge by exploiting trade secrets, employee…


Date: 08/23/2015 | Category: Business Transactions

Withdrawing from a Business Partnership

When you’re forming a business partnership, the last thing you want to think about is what will happen if one of the partners decides to leave. Withdrawal from a partnership is a critical issue that should be discussed and addressed at the beginning of your business partnership. Waiting until a…


Date: 08/20/2015 | Category: Business Transactions

Protecting Your Trademark from Infringement

Your trademark identifies your company and your products. It’s on your storefront, your letterhead and business card. When your clients see your trademark, they come to expect a certain level of quality. Therefore, you must protect your trademark to ensure that others do not infringe on your business or ruin…


Date: 08/18/2015 | Category: Intellectual Property

How Do You Know You Are Ready to Franchise?

It takes an awful amount of courage and conviction to start a business. There are risks involved when starting out and many businesses never fully get off the ground. However, if you have succeeded and your business is growing, you may want to explore new avenues. Expanding and franchising is…


Date: 08/16/2015 | Category: Start a Franchise

Juice Maker Loses Trademark Case

An important part of owning a business is protecting your brand and preventing competitors from stealing your business. For the second time, Pom Wonderful has been denied the right to stop a rival company from selling a pomegranate-flavored energy drink that has a similar name. According to a report in…


Date: 08/13/2015 | Category: Intellectual Property

Growing Your Business with Franchising

If your business is growing, you may be considering franchising. There are many steps to take when franchising a business. But first, you should learn about the many pitfalls to avoid. Understanding what is required of you and what mistakes can hurt your business is key to a successful franchise.


Date: 08/09/2015 | Category: Start a Franchise

Is Google’s Trademark in Danger?

Google has grown far beyond an online search engine. In addition to being one of the most valuable brands in the world, Google has become part of our language. You don’t search something online, you Google it. But, Google’s name being part of the language puts the company trademark in…


Date: 08/06/2015 | Category: Intellectual Property

Fiduciary Rights of Shareholders Partners and Members

There are many complicated matters that may arise between minority shareholders, members and partners. If your partners want you out of the business, or if they want to limit distributions to you, they may stop at nothing to achieve their goal. It is common for partners to engage in oppressive…


Date: 08/01/2015 | Category: Partnership Disputes

Strategic Planning for Small Business: What We Have Learned So Far

In last month’s Business & Franchise Law Report, I briefly mentioned the book “Scaling Up” and my confession that as a business owner one task that I needed to do a much better job of was putting in place a “strategic plan” for our law firm.


Date: 07/31/2015 | Category: Business Transactions