Located in the heart of the nutritional supplement industry in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Stoel Rives' team provides legal guidance to companies with local, national and international operations. Our experience in this emerging arena, coupled with the strength and depth of Stoel Rives' regional presence, offers nutraceutical companies the optimal mix of considerable capabilities, efficient resources and cost-effective legal services. Because we are intimately involved with the daily activities and needs of this rapidly growing industry, we understand its issues and the best ways to help our nutraceutical clients be profitable and succeed moving forward.
As the nutritional supplement industry evolves, companies face a growing number of legal issues that the Stoel Rives Team is poised to handle:
Our eBusiness lawyers are current on legal trends and have literally written the book on the myriad legal issues facing businesses on the Web. Whether a company is focusing on online communications, targeted marketing, shipping policies, or domain name transactions or disputes, we have extensive experience in these transactional areas.
Licensing and Distribution
Increasingly, our clients are acting as both licensors and licensees. The subject matter of these licenses may be a patent, copyright, trade secret, know-how, trademark or a combination of various forms of intellectual property. We have assisted clients with numerous foreign and domestic joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Advertising and Marketing Law
We advise sellers of products on the laws relating to advertising and marketing, as well as present seminars on advertising and marketing law. Our lawyers have expertise in advising clients on requirements of accuracy in advertising, defamation, product disparagement, multi-level marketing and other critical issues that may arise in the advertising and marketing process.
Intellectual Property: Trademarks and Copyrights
We represent clients in trademark matters in state and federal courts and before the Patent and Trademark Office. Services to our clients include the development of trademark protection strategies; performing trademark searches; preparing, filing and prosecuting trademark applications in the United States and internationally; preparing, filing and prosecuting trademark oppositions and cancellations; and preparing and litigating trademark infringement cases.
We secure copyright protection for original works and handle disputes involving material protected by copyright. We assist with the development of copyright protection strategies; copyright searches; preparing, filing and prosecuting copyright applications; preparing and negotiating copyright licenses; and providing services associated with copyright infringement litigation.
We represent manufacturers and distributors of consumer and industrial products in cases involving claims of loss or injury due to claimed defects. Our trial lawyers are able to manage and try products liability cases, including personal injury and premises liability cases, throughout the western United States and beyond.
Corporate Formation and Planning
We strive to understand the unique business of each client and provide counsel that will help the owners achieve their business, financial and personal objectives. We assist on general business issues, such as review of contracts with suppliers and customers; employment law advice; employee benefits and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs); real estate transactions; corporate governance; taxation; entity maintenance; restructuring; recapitalization; and numerous other aspects of business law.
Our lawyers counsel clients in the acquisition, sale, reorganization and restructuring of corporations, partnerships and other business entities. We assist in all aspects of organizing a new company, including alternative business structures; issuance of stock or other equity to founders; buy-sell, voting or other agreements among owners; employment agreements; and employee incentive arrangements.
In addition to the services above, Stoel Rives provides nutritional supplement companies with legal assistance in the following areas:
- Trade Secrets
- Patent Prosecution and Protection
- Commercial Litigation
- IP Litigation
- Venture Capital
- Tax Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Banking Law
- Capital Markets
Real Estate Law
International Business Law