Window Offices Available in Lakewood Towers

We have excess space available at our office in the Lakewood (Dallas) area.  Don’t have to be lawyers – but must be an appropriate type of profession for the space (e.g., real estate, finance, consulting, etc.) Private office space available in Lakewood Towers, which is just 3 miles from downtown Dallas.  Walk to Lakewood Shopping […]

RAK The Planet

We interviewed Lexie Beard, founder of RAK The Planet LLC, a Texas based company aimed at changing the way you make someone’s day and pass along the random acts of kindness. Company website: www.rak-experience.com Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/RAK_thePlanet Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RAKexperience/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rak_theplanet/?hl=en Founded: 2017 Main office:   Georgetown, Texas     What was the inspiration behind […]

Chester Named to “Super Lawyers” List for 5th Consecutive Year

Jim Chester, founding partner in the Dallas-based business & innovation law firm of Chester PLLC, was recently selected for inclusion on the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers® list. Chester will be listed in the intellectual property practice section, although his practice also covers a broad range of business, technology and international transactional matters. Texas Super Lawyers®, […]

Partner Named to D Magazine “Best Lawyers” List

Adam Villanueva Named to D Magazine’s “Best Lawyer” List Dallas, Texas, 25 August 2017 – Adam R. Villanueva, a partner in the Dallas-based business & innovation law firm of Chester PLLC, was recently selected for inclusion on the 2017 D Magazine Best Lawyers® list. Mr. Villanueva will be listed in the intellectual property practice section, […]

Joint Ventures

We have all heard of joint ventures, but what exactly are they? Is it another name for a partnership, or a just temporary collaboration on a project? These questions, along with other inquiries that you may have, can be answered in the sections below.   What is a joint venture? Joint ventures, as with partnerships, […]

FACT SHEET:  IP Due Diligence in M&A Transactions

  FACT SHEET:  Intellectual Property Due Diligence for Buyers & Sellers by Jim Chester, JD/LL.M[1]   Pre-Sale IP Due Diligence:  Develop an IP Asset Inventory Before the parties can properly value the IP assets of the selling company, they must carefully review a full and accurate inventory of all IP assets, an “IP Asset Inventory”. […]

Protecting IP: Copyrights

Authors, artists, and creatives of all kinds have likely created something that is original and subject to protection under the Copyright laws of the United States. Once you create something original you possess some level of copyright ownership to the work. However, to protect that work and use the laws to enforce the work, you […]

Protecting IP: Trademarks

If you sell products or provide services to others, then you likely have some level of intellectual property that requires protection. Your business name, logo, slogan, or even that unique product design act as trademarks for your products or services, which signify and separate your business from your competitors or cheap knock offs. Most businesses […]

Chester PLLC Bolsters Trademark Expertise

February 1, 2017.  Dallas, Texas:  The Dallas-based business & innovation law firm Chester PLLC is pleased to announce that intellectual property attorney Adam Villanueva has joined the firm. Adam’s practice will focus on trademark and copyright law, including matters such as filing trademark and copyright applications, representing companies before the United States Patent and Trademark […]

SAVaGEs: Get the Most Bang for your Legal Buck: Three Critical and Cost-Effective Legal Projects for SAVaGEs

Working with many software, app & video game entrepreneurs (“SAVaGEs”) who are partners, owners and other “key” persons in various small to mid-sized businesses over the years, I noticed that they had many similar legal needs, regardless of their size, industry or location.  Some of these projects, three of which are discussed below, represent valuable […]