Under Armour filed a complaint against NIKE Inc. claiming trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and unfair competition under the Trademark Act of 1946 over their phrase “I Will” and is seeking equity from NIKE. Under Armour (UA) argues that NIKE was fully aware that they registered the phrase in 2000 and
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First, it’s important to mention that the agreement in place is based on mutual needs and terms between both parties. Needless to say, both parties should be benefiting from this partnership. In order to ensure the terms are being met and maintained consistently across the board, the franchisor will conduct
Any company is likely to run across a scenario where someone that works there develops something. It could be a method or technique that speeds up data entry. It could be a software tool which cuts costs by 10%. There are any number of things that employees of a company
A trademark is a word, name, symbol, or design used to distinguish the goods or services of one seller from others. Anyone in commerce depends on their reputation and trademarks are a necessary part of that. As such they are protected. When a third-party uses a trademark without authorization, the
Here come the rental trucks. In a major patent or copyright infringement case, a common tactic is to bury the opposing side in paper–truckloads of documents that only a trademark infringement expert can decipher. Pretrial discovery is certainly one of the most important means of fact-finding to win a case, and both
The value of a business ultimately depends on the buyer’s price. There is no right way to objectively determine the value. However, as Steven Robins states in his question and answer column (Entrepreneur, January 11, 2004), “you could probably come up with several wrong ones.” The idea of business valuation
To get ahead, improving your royalty audits is vital. Here are nine ways to accomplish just that. First: Learn everything you can about your licensee’s business practices. The information you garner will help you determine how well the company will be able to comply with your licensing requirements. Second: Write
Many entrepreneurs purchase a company already in existence, enticed by the advantages of an already running company. However, it is essential to look at a company’s valuation before completing any purchase, or even before considering the business as a viable transaction. What is the return on investment that the investor can expect?
Business Valuation – Four Methodologies Used in Buying an Existing Business Many entrepreneurs purchase a company already in existence, enticed by the advantages of an already running company. However, it is essential to look at a company’s valuation before completing any purchase, or even before considering the business as a viable transaction.
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