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When do I need an NDA?

If you have ever been asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement, you may have become aware that the party asking you to sign such an agreement was wanting to protect themselves in some way. That is quite true and was likely because they were about to share with you information that they did not want to have disclosed beyond you. On the other side of things, you should know when the use of an NDA may be beneficial for you to have signed by someone.

Intellectual property protections

For many businesses, protecting intellectual property can be a very important part of maintaining a competitive advantage or position in the marketplace. There are multiple types of intellectual property protections and understanding the purpose for each and the type of protections or rights they grant to a person or a business is important before seeking one.

Law to change tax debt collection

Ohio businesses and residents who enter into agreements with financial responsibilities outlined in some fashion know that sometimes there can arise a need to pursue means to collect on a debt. Laws are in place that are intended to provide a means for creditors to receive what is owed to them. Other laws are in place to protect consumers against unfair debt collection practices.

Bankruptcy and student loans

Many people in Ohio may have commonly heard and hold the belief that student loan debt may never be included in a bankruptcy proceeding. Lenders of these loans look to such protection to know that they will be appropriately repaid on their loans. However, some people may pursue options to have these debts forgiven. NerdWallet provides an overview of how this may happen.

Debtors and creditors brought together in mediation

While the nation has been enjoying some recovery from the great recession, that does not mean that some Ohio residents do not continue to struggle financially. Even out of what felt like a firestorm in the mortgage crisis that accompanied the recession, homeowners facing a debt crisis may look to bankruptcy to help them out. Both creditors and debtors in situations like this may need help to look out for their interests.

What does the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act do?

Every day credit contracts and obligations are entered into by individual and companies alike in Ohio. While frequently debtors are able to repay their obligations as promised, there are times when this does not happen. In these situations, creditors may reach out to debtors in an attempt to receive the amounts due. However, in attempting to collect debts, you shoudl know that creditors are bound by legal requirements that dictate what they can and cannot do and how they may or may not treat consumers.

Non-disclosure agreement basics

When you run a business, there are bound to be situations in which you are faced with the need to disclose confidential information to other parties in order to further your business interests and keep your organization moving forward. How can you do this while simultaneously making sure that your private information does not get into the wrong hands or is not in some way used against you?

Chapter 13 creditors' rights

Even as the nation's economy as a whole has improved over the past several years, many consumers in Ohio continue to struggle financially. This, in turn, can cascade down as a problem to businesses when consumers fail to pay their bills. When a person chooses to pursue a bankruptcy as a means of addressing financial problems, creditors can face unique challenges. Debts and any repayment are handled differently in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.

Benefits of a nondisclosure agreement

Ohio entrepreneurs and company executives often need to share sensitive information with others either inside or outside of their organizations in order to properly conduct their business and further their interests. But, how can you do this safely without compromising your business or leaving you company vulnerable if this information gets into the wrong hands? Fortunately, there is a way you can help to do this.

What is considered intellectual property?

Ohio entrepreneurs and business owners know that they have many things they need to protect in order to grow their businesses and help them to thrive. In addition to trade secrets, marketing and sales plans or other information, companies may also need to guard what is often called intellectual property. It is important that you understand exactly what is meant by this term so that you can protect it if and when necessary.

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