There are many business law issues to consider when starting a wine business in, or outside of, Illinois. The first step is to select how you will organize the business entity. For example, will the wine business be organized as a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a limited liability company, or a corporation? Choosing the type of business entity is essential in any Illinois business organization and involves considering many ownership and operational decisions. Our Chicago business lawyers provide counsel to our business clients seeking to form a wine business including offering guidance through the legal and regulatory complexities of a wine business organization
Wine businesses also need to be aware of certain local, state and federal regulations. Over the years, our business lawyers have worked through the regulatory framework a wine business needs to comply with in order to start doing business. With the help our our legal counsel, business owners will be able to focus on the day-to-day business operations while while allowing our Chicago business law firm to take care of the legal and regulatory issues that need to be addressed.
Organizing and forming a wine business, like all businesses, also involves the development of thoughtful, comprehensive business agreements between the business owners and third party suppliers and vendors. Our Chicago corporate attorneys have experience in a broad range of business transactions, including the drafting and negotiating all different types of business agreements in order to appropriately position the our wine business clients for success.
Wine businesses greatly rely on trademarks to protect the intellectual property associated with their business. Our corporate attorneys will guide you through the process of choosing a business name, perform a federal trademark search of the USPTO databases to ensure the availability of the business name, and provide trademark registration services, as well as deal with other trademark related issues, to enable clients to thrive.
Also see: Wine Business Formation, Wine Regulatory Framework, Wine Business Trademark and Wine Agreement.