Technology and business law is rapidly expanding and changing in Texas and across the country. Technology law encompasses areas like intellectual property, consumer protection, free speech, and privacy. Texas business law establishes the framework for how Texas corporations and other business organizations are structured and run.
Technology and business law can be complex, and the statutes containing these laws can be difficult to read and comprehend. Houston business attorney Andrew Weisblatt of The Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC, can review your individual circumstances, answer all of your legal questions, and explore all of your legal options for resolving a technology or business issue in the law.
Houston Technology Law
Technology law is a broad term and refers to all legal areas that help technology and science to evolve and change. Generally speaking, technology law encompasses the following:
- Intellectual property and copyright – Intellectual property is a growing area of technology law that allows inventors to patent their ideas. This, in turn, affords inventors the exclusive right to sell these inventions and ideas.
- Consumer protection – Consumer protection is related to intellectual property law. Although technology is useful for buying and selling things online, it also makes it easy for scammers and others to swindle online customers, sell knock-offs, and steal individuals’ identities. Consumer protection laws help to prevent against these occurrences.
- Privacy – Since most of today’s new technology involves online media, communications, and devices, state and federal laws governing privacy and free speech typically come into play.
Houston Business Law
Business law in Texas governs how corporations and other business organizations in the state are structured. Some of the most common business organizations in Texas include the following:
- Sole proprietorships – Sole proprietorships are the most basic type of business structure and are owned and operated by a single individual.
- Partnerships – A partnership is a business organization that at least two people own. Partnerships are subdivided into general partnerships, limited partnerships, and limited liability partnerships (LLPs)—each with its own set of benefits and limitations.
- Corporations – A corporation is a business organization that the law treats like an individual. A corporation—just like a human person—can file a lawsuit or be sued. A corporation’s owners, also known as shareholders, are shielded from individual liability. A corporation’s directors are responsible for running the corporation.
- Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) – An LLC is a hybrid business organization that combines a corporation with a partnership. The LLC’s owners, also called “members,” are shielded from personal liability in the event of a lawsuit filed by an outsider against the LLC.
Call a Houston Technology and Business Attorney Today
Technology and business law encompasses a variety of legal areas. If you are starting or restructuring a business, an experienced attorney may be able to save you from a costly legal mistake. Houston business attorney Andrew Weisblatt of The Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC, can address all of your legal concerns and questions.
To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Houston technology and business attorney, please call us today at (713) 352-0847, or contact us online.