Business Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio
From initial entity selection and company formation to the legal and business issues associated with scaling up, our firm’s Columbus eCommerce attorneys have extensive experience working with e-Commerce companies.
An ever evolving area of law and business, e-Commerce presents a number issues associated with intellectual property protection and enforcement, data security and privacy regulations, advertising and taxation concerns, arbitrage, subcontractors, software development, distribution and fulfillment, and employee classification.
Our Columbus eCommerce lawyer has extensive experience representing both buyer and sellers in the purchase and sale of eCommerce companies. We help design asset purchase agreements and stock sale agreements to address purchase price structure and hold backs, tax savings, limitations of liability, and the sale of assets. Additionally, we negotiate domain name purchase agreements, assisting with the transfer of domain portfolios and purchase price escrow.
A core part of eCommerce businesses, intellectual property protection can greatly aid in the development of a brand and company. We assist with all types of eCommerce trademarks, including strategic 1(a) and 1(b) trademark applications for brands, logos, and slogans. We often help eCommerce business with their trademark strategy in relation to large platform branding requirements, including Amazon brand registry.
Beyond trademarks, our Columbus, Ohio eCommerce lawyer help to develop comprehensive plans for protecting eCommerce intellectual property. This includes confidentiality protections for developers that work on your site and platform and creating protective but reasonable contracts for employees and contractors.
Whether you need basic terms and conditions and privacy policies or more sophisticated end user license agreements, we tailor your customer-facing agreements to your particular business model and how you interact with your customers. We help eCommerce companies address issues related to user content, return and refund policies, intellectual property protection of website content, design, and “look and feel,” trial version, user accounts and interface, data scraping and site interference, and warranty disclaimers.
The eCommerce regulatory framework can be nothing short of confusing and complex. One of the bigger components of eCommerce law can be FTC compliance. We assist eCommerce businesses with FTC and competitor issues related to false or misleading description of fact, false or misleading representations of fact, product misrepresentation, and false and deceptive advertising and marketing.
We also advise clients on social media influencer contracts. We help structure influencer content licenses, licensing of the eCommerce company brand, approval procedures for proposed content, branding guidelines, ownership of published content, payment structure, publicity rights, and confidentiality.
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