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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property Law for Massachusetts on Sep 1, 2012

Mr. Ilya Libenzon's answer
it would be illegal if the owner of that domain uses it in connection with products/services similar to those in connection with which you registered your trademark; selling a domain with that name is not illegal per se
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property Law for Massachusetts on Aug 23, 2012

Mr. Ilya Libenzon's answer
it is not a copyright infringement as long as you use your own original language/text to describe the functionality; it may, however, constitute a patent infringement if the functionality is patented by the owner of that website
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Patents Law for Massachusetts on Mar 9, 2013

Mr. Ilya Libenzon's answer
You need to contact a patent attorney to determine if you can move forward with patenting your invention. That would depend on the scope of your blog post disclosure as compared with your invention. I would be glad to help you with your patent needs.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property Law for Massachusetts on Oct 10, 2012

Mr. Ilya Libenzon's answer
It would involve conducting a trademark clearance search to make sure your trademark is available for registration. Then you would need to prepare and file a trademark application at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. I would recommend ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property Law for Massachusetts on Dec 7, 2012

Mr. Ilya Libenzon's answer
When you create a video tutorial, you will get a copyright protection immediately upon creation of the work; you can register it with a copyright office. One thing that you should be careful about is using the Microsoft or Microsoft office trademarks when ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property Law for Massachusetts on Jan 3, 2014

Mr. Ilya Libenzon's answer
You can federally register a trademark for your stage name in connection with services and/or products that you provide/offer. You can contact me for a free consultation with regard to trademarking your stage name.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy Law for Massachusetts on Apr 4, 2013

Andrew Bresalier's answer
A: Fees vary case to case based upon the amount of work required. Chapter 7 cases generally start at $1,500 for an experienced Bky atty. Chapter 13 cases start at about $2,500. Some attorneys, like myself offer specials and discounts. The Filing fee for ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy Law for Massachusetts on Jan 5, 2014

Andrew Bresalier's answer
Sign up for PACER, it is a free governmental service, as long as you use less than $15 a calendar quarter. Then sign on at the District Court's Bky Site for the specific district and perform a search. From the Docket you can print copies of the documents.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Massachusetts on Jan 11, 2014

Jennifer Long's answer
I would encourage you to contact MA and see what your liability was for 2011, what payments were applied for that year, and what (if any) balance remains. You may owe for other years, or you many be getting billed for interest and penalties that have ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate for Massachusetts on Nov 4, 2013

Attorney Timothy Alan Provis's answer
You must file a Notice of Appeal with the clerk of the state district court no more than 30 days after the entry (filing) of the judgment against you. I cannot urge you too strongly to consult an experienced appeals attorney about this.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning Law for Massachusetts on Oct 25, 2013

Zaher Fallahi's answer
You must have a reason to believe that you were an heir in a will or a beneficiary of a trust. If the testator ( will maker ), trustor or settelor is dead, try to locate the lawyer who may have drafted the will or trust. Then, find any potential witnesses ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Massachusetts on Apr 13, 2013

Smilie Gregg Rogers Esq's answer
Property transferred by gift usually require the recipient to use the Donor's income tax basis. That carryover basis results in the preservation of built in capital gains. Had your father devised the property to you and your sister at death, you ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Massachusetts on May 3, 2013

James J Bagley's answer
You should speak with the state office of Family Services or Child Support Services. I am not saying you need either of their help, but they are familiar with the specific processes of amending and updating birth certificates and they should be able to ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for Massachusetts on Oct 9, 2012

James J Bagley's answer
What are you worried about? When your son turns 18 the non-custodial parent no longer has to pay support to the custodial parent. Are you custodial or non-custodial? In a situation where a child has disabilities support may be continued further than ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for Massachusetts on Apr 8, 2013

James J Bagley's answer
Ir probably means tax year. IE- 2013, 2015, etc. If you are unsure you may want to speak with the attorney who drafted the decree prior to it being entered as an order.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce Law for Massachusetts on Apr 15, 2013

James J Bagley's answer
Contact an attorney or go to your local courts clerk's office. The clerks are not allowed to give you legal advice but they can point you towards the right paperwork. However, if there are children, real estate or significant assets involved then I ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Massachusetts on Apr 19, 2013

James J Bagley's answer
If the father's name is on the birth certificate and he retains his parental rights than the father should have superior rights to have his child. . This is not a guarantee and it can and will at times lead to long, drawn out court battles.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Massachusetts on May 30, 2012

Jeffrey Allan Miller Esq.'s answer
You need to go to the clerk's office and request a certified copy. If you plan to act on this judgment, then you may want to consider requesting an execution on the judgment as well.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Massachusetts on Aug 4, 2012

Jeffrey Allan Miller Esq.'s answer
I was about to answer your question, however I noticed that you posted this on August 2012. How did you make out?