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Forming a Partnership in Texas without a Written Agreement

A common misperception is that forming a partnership in Texas requires formal paperwork. However, there actually is no requirement for a written agreement. In fact, parties may even create a partnership when they do not intend to do so. When does Texas law allow a partnership to be formed? Does it need to be in …

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Keys to Drafting a Valid Non-Compete in Texas

Definition In Texas, a business can limit an employee’s ability to compete against that business when she or he is no longer employed there. A non-compete agreement helps protect businesses from losing clients and/or proprietary information if an employee moves to another job. A non-compete agreement in Texas usually must be part of an employee …

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Trade Secret Misappropriation in Texas

Unique practices and proprietary information, sometimes known as trade secrets, help a business stay competitive. When someone wrongly obtains, shares, or uses a trade secret without consent, a business has a right to file a claim for misappropriation of trade secrets. For a business to protect its proprietary information with this claim, the information must …

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