Archive for March, 2012

Domain Names and Your Business

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Technology has rapidly changed the way that individuals not only do tasks, but also ultimately live their lives. Technology not only has made our lives easier, but also more efficient especially when it comes to our businesses. When you have a business technology is not only an important aspect within your actual work place for potential customers, but also for advertisement purposes in order to gain more cliental. However, one thing that you should consider before even deciding your business name and open is that of your potential name on the Internet.

Imagine that you had a stain on your nice dress shirt and needed to get it dry cleaned. Without hesitation you would go straight to your computer or smart phone device and use a search engine to look up laundromats within your area. Usually you’ll find one that is either within a relatively close distance, or one that you’ve heard great things about. From there you always remember that laundromats and their website URL. However, due to availability on the Internet of domain names many businesses are forced to consider not only other domain names, but also ultimately their business name as well

Let’s say that your business name was Sports Edition and you sold sporting products to consumers. You would automatically assume that when you wanted to take the company to the web you would have the domain www.sportsedition.com.  Yet, you find out someone else has already purchased that URL space. You now not only have the problem of coming up with a URL domain name that consumers would recognize and use easily, but you also potentially have to come with terms with the possibility of changing the business name in order to relate one with the other.

Many individuals today are buying up domains in order to sell them back to companies and make a large profit from it. When you are taking into account either starting a business or taking it to the internet make sure to check into all of your ideas with other business that could be similar because a trademark infringement could be occurring, which you could potentially be sued for.

When this occurs you need a reliable attorney you can count to be with you and your business every step of the way.

In this day in age you need an individual you can count on, and at the Law Offices of Thomas D. Reino you get what you see. For more information on business law, or to get business law legal council please contact us by either phone at 817.303.2133, or by fax at 972.264.0891.

Arbitration Clauses Within Your Small Business

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Today, the United States is in an economic recession whether you believe it or not. Of course, some individuals remained untouched or uncaring to the situation only phased by that of inflated prices on the goods they usually purchase or gas, but a recession is much more than that. When a recession occurs you not only have to worry about paying more for less, but also that of job opportunities becoming less and less, bankruptcy, and more and more businesses going out of business with each day passing. Yet, will the recession affect your business especially when it comes to arbitration clauses?

Arbitration clauses are an aspect of business that some are familiar with, but others are not. It basically is there to encourage the repeated customers to keep coming back and spending. Yet, at what expense? Today, many businesses are not only having issues with the arbitrary customers, but it is even impacting their overall business.

Today, many customers that are deemed arbitrary are coming into stores and spending. From there, you can assume the phrase, “Put it on my tab” will come up, which as an arbitrary customer they are use to. However, these customers are not always paying their bills, which can be large sums that impact not only what items the customer purchased, but also how much money the business has to pay their bills at the end of the day.

Yet, a bigger part of having arbitrary customers and clauses is that when this occurs and you want to get your money back it is not as easy as you might think. Many people assume that they after they have tried to get their money back from the customer and that has not ended as expected they can seek the help of the law and file a complaint. However, when you file a lawsuit it costs money to do so, which individuals can easily fight back.

When you have issues with your arbitrary customers make sure that you get the legal advice and help that you need in order to get the money you deserve so that your business is still up, running, and successful by the end of the day. Make sure when contacting your attorney that you reexamine your current arbitrary clauses in order to prevent issues in the future.

In this day in age you need an individual you can count on, and at the Law Offices of Thomas D. Reino you get what you see. For more information on business law, or to get business law legal council please contact us by either phone at 817.303.2133, or by fax at 972.264.0891.