Outdoor Recreation & Gear

Does Your Desired Business Name Already Exist?

Has your business picked and established a name, only to receive a cease and desist letter from a business claiming to already operate under or own rights to such a name/mark? Have you planned to use a name for your new business, but discovered that there are already other business(es)...

Visits to Outdoor Recreation Conferences, OIA Rendezvous and Overland Expo

Just last week (October 3-9, 2014) I attended both Overland Expo 4×4 festival and parts of the Outdoor Recreation Industry (OIA) annual “Rendezvous” conference.  Both were held in Asheville, recognized as an east coast hot spot for outdoor recreation and adventure activities and businesses.  The Overland Expo, which has always...

Decreased Landowner Liability for Recreation and Greenway Access and Easements

Forrest P. Merithew, Attorney at Law, practices recreation law, along with a number of other traditional practices areas, which relate to the recreation and related gear industries.  Forrest’s personal and professional experience in these areas allows him to understand the many challenges recreational companies and individuals face in the pursuit...

Business Entity Liability Protection and Keeping It

In previous blog articles, I have discussed measures outdoor recreation and adventure companies can properly maintain their business and activities to not only protect their clientele, but also their business, and personal assets (here and here).  Here, I will discuss how proper management of one’s business entity itself can further...

WNC Alliance’s & French Broad Riverkeeper’s 2014 French Broad Paddle-A-Thon

The Western NC Alliance and French Broad Riverkeeper will be hosting two separate trips down different sections of the French Broad River this year to raise awareness of the issues and considerations affecting our rivers and ecosystems, as well as funds for education and conservation.  The first trip is coming...

California’s Stringent Strict Product Liability Laws And Theories Of Recovery May Affect An NC Designer, Manufacturer, Or Distributor

Overview Product Liability Law – California’s Stringent Strict Product Liability Laws And Theories Of Recovery May Affect An North Carolina Designer, Manufacturer, Or Distributor So your business manufacturers a product, good, or gear in North Carolina, maybe its bike components, furniture, or something else you plan to sell nationwide. Or,...

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Exciting things happening in North Carolina with the new position of Outdoor Recreation Recruitment under the Department of Commerce. Progressive steps with NC leading this wise trend. Supporting sustainable local businesses and other replacement manufacturing sectors like Sylvan Sport.SylvanSport welcomes David Knight, North Carolina's new Outdoor Industry Recruitment Director, to our facility in Brevard, NC. A group of over 40 state & local leaders, outdoor industry businesses and media gathered for a meet & greet to hear how the new state-level position will help grow and foster the $28 billion outdoor industry in North Carolina.

With Tom Dempsey and SylvanSport helping to lead the charge in creating this new position, it's really exciting to see all of the work become a reality and introduce Mr Knight to North Carolina.
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