Parol Evidence in Contracts

When structuring a contract, it is axiomatic that the parties to the contract must say what they mean and mean what they say. Problems arise when people engage in “do it yourself contracts", using online forms, which are inapplicable to…

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Intellectual Property Licensing

When clients talk to our trademark attorneys or business lawyers about the scope of a license – whether for trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property matters, the first question they usually ask is, “what does the license cover, and how…

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Origins of a Corporation

Many today do not realize how much our modern financial and business system depends on an ancient creation – the liability-limiting corporation. The alleged oldest commercial corporation in the world, the Stora Kopparberg mining community in Falun, Sweden, obtained a…

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The True Meaning of Fiduciary Duty

The highest duty owed by one person to another, recognized by law. That is a scary legal requirement as it applies in corporate law. Texas Corporate Law, similar to the corporate law of other States, such as Delaware, imposes a…

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