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,...

Recent Facebook Posts

"Different times call for different heroes" - we are seeing a growth in the outdoor recreation economy and brands reinvesting in the outdoors. Part of this investment includes sponsoring not just athletes, but hybrid ambassadors that bridge a gap between athletics, the outdoors, and social calling to protect and support the environment and the ecosystems which are required to exist and function for "outdoor recreation" to be able to occur. Many companies are starting to do this and one great example is The Impact Initiative from Mountain Hardwear. ... See MoreSee Less

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