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Business Law

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For years, Atlanta-area entrepreneurs and business owners have called on The Saunders Firm to handle the assignments, disputes, and agreements for their corporate trademark, copyright, contract and licensing needs.  We provide full service legal strategies to a full range of industries, and have big-firm experience and training.

We make it our business to know your business–especially your way of doing business. The firm is regularly involved in negotiations and drafting asset and purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, assignments, licensing, intellectual property assignments and mutual use agreements and more.  We strive to achieve our clients’ business objectives creatively and efficiently so that they can focus on running their business.

Business Law Services

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The term ‘intellectual property’ describes a work or invention (for example, a manuscript or a logo design) that you have rights to. That’s it. These are creations of your mind (or someone’s mind) that took form. Our firm can help you with both trademark and copyright protection

Trademark Protection
  • A trademark is a word, name, phrase, symbol, design, sound, color, or smell that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one party from those of everyone else in the marketplace. A federally registered trademark protects use of your trademark with respect to a particular good or service against confusing use or damage to reputation by another person or company.
  • Our seasoned trademark lawyers assist clients with a strategic approach to the protection and enforcement of their trademarks, including attending to preliminary clearances and the registration of trademarks, dealing with opposition, non-use and infringement actions, assisting with commercial transactions and providing experienced litigation services.
Copyright Protection
  • Copyrights automatically arise when a work is created. Copyright law protects “original works of authorship,” which includes, but are not limited to, illustrations, photographs, books, poems, movies, manuscripts, songs, and designs.
  • With your copyright, you have the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute copies of your work, among other things. You have these rights without registering your copyright. However, registration has significant benefits.
  • One of the main issues in copyright disputes is ownership. In a dispute, the copyright ‘owner’ has the burden to prove that she is the valid owner of the copyright in order to win her claim. Registering your copyright creates a public record of ownership. Once you receive your registration, the copyright owner becomes eligible for statutory damages.
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Acontract is a promise between two parties that each will do what they say they will do. Contracts can take many forms, and while the premise is simple, there are many additional terms that come into play.

When will the goods be provided? What if one party is not satisfied? Does the offending party have the opportunity to cure the defect?

Often, parties wait until there is a dispute before they reach out to an attorney. Yet, if the contract is drafted well, you can avoid disputes altogether. In this context, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

If you are looking for assistance with drafting or negotiating contracts, we can help. Our contracts are designed to avoid disputes and preserve relationships, even when things go south

Looking for ongoing monthly general counsel services?  We offer that too. Schedule a consultation today.


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