Construction is a complicated industry. There are so many moving parts and complex plans in place that a construction project is almost guaranteed to have something go wrong -- even if that defect or problem is extremely minor in nature.
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With most companies, it isn't the product or service itself that makes them successful -- it is their intellectual property and how the company protects it. A trademark is one of the most important parts of the business's intellectual property, because it establishes your certified brand and it conveys to the people that your business, your product, and your services are legitimate and trustworthy.
Patents are incredibly useful for businesses and inventors who want to protect their inventions and products. A patent is a right granted by the federal government, protecting the patent holder from other people who want to profit from or reproduce the work that is covered in the patent.
No matter the reputation of a company and no matter how noble the intentions of a company, it is likely that at some point it will be involved in a contract dispute. Contract disputes often arise due to a breach of the contract. This occurs when provisions in the contract, which two parties agree to, aren't met. When those provisions or objectives aren't met, one party has "breached" the contract.
Whether you are hiring a contractor to work on your home or your business property, taking the time to conduct some due diligence can help you avoid costly scams. Even when no scam is afoot, a little research helps you ensure you are hiring an experienced contractor who is less likely to leave you with defective construction or repairs.