Two gin companies -- Greenhook Ginsmiths and New Columbia Distillers' Green Hat Gin -- have pursued litigation in New Jersey for trademark rights to the phrase "Green Hat." Both companies claim to have superior rights to the trademark. Greenhook claims that it has used the Green Hat trademark in commerce since August 2011. On the other hand, New Columbia Distillers says it filed an application for a trademark on April 22, 2011 whereas Greenhook did not file until Sept. 28, 2011.
One of the fundamental decisions that business start-ups need to make is how to raise capital. Start-up companies have many options available to them as they grow. Some of these business formation options include taking on investors, but others allow business owners to retain full ownership over their businesses. Carefully considering how a small New Jersey business will be funded from the beginning of the process ensures that when problems arise, the business will not need to scramble for funds.
Like many aspects of life, growing or ending a business in New Jersey tends to be complex. There are many interests to protect and legal steps to follow in order for a merger or acquisition to be completed smoothly. At the end of the deal, both the buyer and the seller want to walk away feeling like they are getting the best deal possible. This often means coming to creative solutions and compromises to ensure everyone gets what they need out of the deal.
A New Jersey boxer known as "The Celtic Warrior" is in the middle of a high-stakes fight, this time in a courtroom instead of a boxing ring. Former International Boxing Association cruiserweight champ Robert Gunn, who fights under the name Bobby Gunn, is being sued for breach of contract.
Home goods guru Martha Stewart and her company are once again in New York State Supreme Court this week in another legal battle.
When you fly to another city, the airline pilot who takes you there may tell you the local time and weather conditions in your destination city. Is he also obligated to tell you whether you risk being arrested? That appears to be the contention of a passenger who's suing an airline for breach of contract.
Most small businesses rely heavily on their banks for growth and sustenance. Loans provide a business with capital to start or expand, and to help them manage the money they already have. If a bank changes the terms of its contract with a business, it can put the company in serious jeopardy.
According to The Jersey Journal, the board of the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority voted unanimously Thursday night to give BLRA Executive Director Christopher Patella the authority to negotiate the sale of 128 acres in the southern section of the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.