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How does use tax protect against unfair competition?

As a business owner, you may be familiar with both unfair competition and with use tax; unfair competition is when another business uses unscrupulous means to infringe on your business or otherwise gain an advantage, while use tax is an equivalent to sales tax to ensure used or stored items that were not taxed under Ohio sales tax law but are not exempt are appropriately taxed. But how do the two tie in to each other?

What are deceptive trade practices?

As a business owner, one of your greatest fears can be a consumer lawsuit. By taking precautions and ensuring you adhere to the letter of the law, you can avoid a number of lawsuits for defective products, unfair trade practices, false advertising and more. Yet the slightest slip in how you represent your business and your products to Ohio consumers can lead to a suit for deceptive trade practices. So just what are deceptive trade practices, and how can you avoid falling foul of them?

What is breach of fiduciary duty?

If you and your Ohio-based business have entered into a partnership, joint venture or agreement with another business only for that business to fail to uphold their ethical responsibility to you as the beneficiary of the agreement, this may constitute a breach of fiduciary duty. But what exactly is a breach of fiduciary duty, and how does it involve you?

Dealing with a confidentiality agreement dispute

With business lawsuits, there are countless factors to consider and companies are taken to court for many reasons. However, it is essential to focus on details that are central to the success of your case and do what you can to protect the future of your business. At Baker, Dublikar, Beck, Wiley, & Mathews, we know how important it is to prevent litigation from arising in the first place. Unfortunately, this cannot always be accomplished and some business owners find themselves in the courtroom over a confidentiality agreement dispute and many other types of disagreements.

Fraud and other facets of business litigation

As a business owner, you may run into a wide variety of problems, many of which have been covered on this blog. For example, you could find yourself involved in a contract dispute or you could be accused of wrongdoing by a customer. However, fraud is particularly concerning and these allegations are widespread and have affected many business owners. Whether your business has been accused of fraud or you have experienced significant losses as a result of fraud, our firm knows how crucial it is to address these matters promptly and effectively.

Handling an international business dispute

When it comes to business disputes, all sorts of challenges can arise. However, this is often especially true with regard to international business disputes, which can be even more tricky to work through. If you are facing an international business dispute, you may have a wide range of questions and a considerable amount of anxiety. During this time, it is essential to go over your legal rights and make sure that you have spotted the most practical solution. In North Canton and in other parts of Ohio, the outcome of a business dispute can have both short-term and long-term effects on a business, which is why these cases must be handled carefully.

Looking over the consequences of business litigation

If you own a business, you could find yourself in the middle of litigation for a wide variety of reasons. Perhaps another company is accusing you of wrongdoing or maybe a customer is claiming that their rights were violated. Regardless of the reason why a lawsuit has arisen, the repercussions can be damaging. Our law firm knows that litigation can have a wide range of consequences for business in Ohio, some of which can create problems that arise later on.

Working through an intellectual property dispute

In the business world, intellectual property disputes can take many forms. Moreover, this disputes can create serious problems for the owners of businesses that are large or small. If you are going through a dispute, or are considering legal action against a person or company who violated your rights, it is pivotal to look at your options and carefully work through the process. At Baker, Dublikar, Beck, Wiley & Mathews, we know how difficult these matters can be for business owners in North Canton and other Ohio cities.

Addressing a contract dispute

In business, relationships can turn sour for any number of reasons. When they do, companies may find themselves in the courtroom over allegations of wrongdoing. Sometimes, a contract dispute is at the center of the problem and at Baker, Dublikar, Beck, Wiley & Mathews, our Ohio law firm knows how essential it is for business owners to handle these matters properly in North Canton and all across the state.

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