Your to-do list probably got longer on March 18. That day, Governor Murphy signed a major new law widely seen as an answer to the #MeToo movement's call for more openness about discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace.
One of the biggest threats to your New Jersey business these days is a hacker getting your customer information. People who shop with you want to know that you keep their information safe and that nobody can get their hands on it who is not authorized to do so. As a business owner, you are responsible for protecting their information. It is essential that you take certain steps to secure your business files and information systems.
As a business owner in New Jersey, you may wonder if you need to register the trademark that you use to distinguish your company with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in order to establish and protect your intellectual property rights. According to FindLaw, the answer is no; legitimate use of a trademark affords it legal protection even without registration. If there is a legal dispute over an unregistered trademark, the court is likely to grant you the rights to it if you can prove that you used it first in commerce.