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Texas “Head Shop” Laws Since Recent Hemp Legislation

Whether intentionally or not, the Texas legislature instituted momentous changes to the legal status of CBD and hemp-based products with the passing of House Bill 1325 in 2019. Since the passing of that bill, a considerable number of businesses selling newly legal CBD, hemp, Delta-8, and associated products have entered the market, and Texas regulatory …

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Written Notice Requirements for Termination Under a Texas Contract

A well-drafted contract includes language to provide for the consequences of almost any possibility. One of the many things such a contract provides for is the possibility of termination before all the obligations under the contract are met. Should one of the parties wish to terminate a contract early or officially notify another party of …

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Trademark and Service Mark Registration in Texas

A successful business often creates unique graphics, slogans, and logos to promote customer recognition of its products and/or services. The power of such branding is its ability to help customers link specific goods or services to a particular business. Therefore, protecting that exclusive image is of paramount importance to a business. Fortunately, Texas law details …

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Strategic Partnerships in Texas

Business owners who want to grow their business have many options available to them. Creating strong relationships with employees and customers is important, but another way to gain greater success is to partner with other companies, something called a strategic partnership. Complementary Offerings Businesses may form strategic partnerships to share resources, such as information, services, …

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Sales Commission Agreements Need to be Carefully Drafted

Plenty of people in businesses that hire sales associates deal with a compensation arrangement. Typically, when a salesperson is responsible for a sale, some percentage of the value of the sale is payable to the salesperson directly as a way to incentivize effective selling practices and reward salespeople in proportion to how much they benefit …

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Intellectual Property License Infringement vs Breach of Contract

An Intellectual Property License allows an innovator, the licensor, to protect and capitalize on that intellectual property. It allows another party, the licensee, to use that IP, which may take such forms as trade secrets, operational knowledge, registered designs, or proprietary information. Ideally, the relationship is complementary; the licensor profits by allowing the licensee to …

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