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Fight Harder! VEC Law attorney James Creedon runs for veterans.

Van Every Creedon PLLC is proud to announce that attorney James Creedon is one of 40 Americans selected to run in the 2017 Grand-to-Grand Ultra, a 170-mile self-supported foot race through the Grand Canyon. James is running to raise awareness about and funds for veterans transitioning out of military service. As a veteran-owned law firm, …

“Sorry — Your Business Name Has to Change”

— by James Creedon What is a brand anyway? Think of your favorite local business — perhaps a coffee shop, restaurant, clothing store, or even that one gas station with the best donuts. Now picture it in your mind. What do you see? Most people will imagine the name of the company, the logo, and the colors …

Starting a Veteran-Owned Business? Here Are Five Things to Remember

Leaving the military and starting your own business is a double leap of faith. The first jump, deciding to leave active duty, requires you to envision a plan for your life outside of the day-to-day structure you have spent years adjusting to. The second jump, starting your own business, adds the additional challenge of putting …

Treble Damages Under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act

James Creedon, Van Every Creedon PLLC, recently published an article in Texas Lawyer regarding the calculation of damages under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Although the DTPA provides for treble damages in certain circumstances, the pleading must match up with the statutory language to permit these damages at trial. The full article is available …

James Creedon interviewed on Ambitious Radio

Ambitious Radio, “Inspiring Conversations with Ambitious Entrepreneurs & Thought Leaders,” interviewed James Creedon on its most recent episode.  In a discussion ranging from the value of trademarks to lessons learned in the ancient saga of Gilgamesh, James offers helpful information for entrepreneurs seeking to protect their brands and grow their businesses. Click here to find …

Cuba Wins Big and Renews Havana Club Trademark

As American businesses continue to express interest in Cuban markets (see, for example, my previous article in Texas Lawyer), it is easy to forget that trademark disputes can go in both directions.  Just as U.S. companies are interested in intellectual property protection for their own brands as they expand into this opening market, Cuba is …

New DoD Rule Regarding Counterfeit Electronic Parts

This coming week I will be joining others and speaking at UT Arlington Research Institute on the final rule just published on May 6th regarding Counterfeit Electronic Parts. This much anticipated rule has been discussed and commented on for the past couple of years. The rule impacts all CAS covered prime contractors (full and modified) …

Welcome!

Well-wishers and light hearted chats with co-workers filled much of my time during the last week at my “real job”. More than a few comments about, “I wish I could do that too,” and “you’ve got a lot of courage”. Stepping away from the role of Vice President and General Counsel of a major corporation …

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