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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for California on
Q: Do I need to put TM or ® for text in YouTube videos?

For example, if I were to put "xyz®" company in a title or in a text IN a Youtube video, would I need to put the ® symbol?

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Dec 18, 2017

YouTube videos would be copyrighted, not trademarked, so you wouldn't use either one of those symbols.

3 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: Looking for a lawyer in my area experienced with working in startups. Will need a letter of agreement. Thank you.

Withdrawing the question, since I "can't solicit an attorney here." Thank you.

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Nov 22, 2017

We can't solicit clients on here, but you can contact us directly.

A full consultation would be necessary to properly advise you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: What can I do to have my dog live with me as an Emotional support animal at an apartment complex with a "no dogs" policy

I live in an apartment with a no dogs policy. my dog is not registered as an Emotional Support animal, but both my roommate and I would qualify as disabled due to her anxiety and my anxiety and depression (all diagnosed by healthcare professionals). What can I do to have my dog live with me? Does... Read more »

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Nov 6, 2017

Typically, you would provide a letter from your healthcare professional stating that you need an ESA to your landlord or property manager.

A full consultation would be necessary to properly advise you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for California on
Q: I have a trademarked character that I have been offered money for. I am wondering how to find a different buyer?

Fairy Queen Flutterby™ has a pristine reputation as a global storyteller and advocate.

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Oct 30, 2017

Is your question how to find a different buyer other than the one that is offering to currently buy your trademark?

You likely need a business broker for something like that.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for California on
Q: How to draft a non compete, non disclosure agreement for software concepts under development

I have some software concepts, and designs, which I am in the process of patenting/copyrighting. Need an agreement so I can share these ideas with others. How do I draft a non compete, non disclosure agreement. I am in California, and would need to discuss the concept with many individual spread... Read more »

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Sagar Parikh answered on Oct 22, 2017

You should have a business attorney handle this for you. A full consultation would be necessary to properly advise you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Securities Law for California on
Q: (S-Corp ) Cal. We want to offer up to 5% in Preferred stock in return for performance. What doc would i need to draft?

California S Corp. I'm a co founder looking for a simple draft that give someone equity in return for performance based on milestones set forth by my terms of the deal. Total allowable equity would be 5% in the form of Preferred Stock. (non voting)

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Oct 21, 2017

You can do an employment agreement or consulting agreement with this person, assuming that you've already issued shares.

A full consultation would be necessary to properly advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for California on
Q: My business partner is avoiding me, how do I use my majority right to regain control of my business?

I joined partnership with my partner to take over a restaurant. The share is 71-29, I'm the majority with 71 and my partner holds 29. I leave all operation to her since I'm having a baby and our business has been losing heavily since we open on July. I have found an experienced party who is willing... Read more »

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Oct 16, 2017

Your rights here really depend on what the partnership agreement says and what powers it gives you as the majority partner.

It also depends on whether this is a limited partnership, an LLC, general partnership, etc.

A full consultation would be necessary to properly advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Steps to evict tentant correctly
Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Oct 15, 2017

You have to file an unlawful detainer lawsuit against the tenant and then serve it.

You should hire an attorney to help you with this.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: If a written 1 yr. lease ends but The stays in paying rent monthly, does lease become a month to month lease, or yearly?
Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Oct 15, 2017

In this type of scenario, it would automatically become a month to month tenancy.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: A fellow tenant was selling drugs, landlord said "there is nothing we can do, we need proof, call the police"

They did not take any action to increase safety such as security cameras or contact the police themselves. Do they have a legal obligation to take action to create a safer environment for the other tenants? If so what civil code would it be under? Thank you in advance!

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Sep 29, 2017

Arguably, this would fall under the covenant of quiet enjoyment.

However, you should report this to the police, and also write to the landlord to fix the issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: CA realtor wrote we pay all closing costs. I asked she said not buyer loans. Buyer wants to make us pay now. Legal?

We clearly were under the understanding that all meant costs related directly to the home.. not their funds.

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Sep 26, 2017

What is legal or not legal would really depend on what the Purchase Agreement and related documents say.

A full consultation would be necessary to properly advise you.

I am a real estate broker in addition to being an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: if i believe my lanlord is taking out retaliation and making us move ?

he said he sold the property and we looked it up in public records and he did not our electical is bad and we told him to come repair please and he said we needed to buy another breaker but why would we when hes making us move. we have half our outlets bad and have to pluan extension cord just to... Read more »

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Sep 26, 2017

You should report this issue to the Housing Department and Health Department. You can also have an attorney write a demand letter to the LL.

A full consultation would be necessary to properly advise you.

2 Answers | Asked in Stockbroker Fraud and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: how do i file a civil suit for broker fraud and negligence? is a contingency possible after reviewing the merits

if documented proof of fraud and violations of CAL BRE regulations, ca.BPC, just to name a few are documented and verified. I lost my home and this has seriously hurt my family. WHAT CAN I DO ?

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Sep 26, 2017

Sorry to hear you have gone through this situation. YOu should retain a real estate/business lawyer to file a claim.

Depending on the damages and the strength of your evidence, yes, attorneys may be willing to take this type of case on a contingency.

A full consultation would be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on
Q: If I own 50% of a business can the other partner sell their 50% to anybody even if I don't agree?
Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Sep 25, 2017

It depends on the agreement between you two. If it is an LLC, there would be an operating agreement that would address this issue. If it is a partnership, there should be a partnership agreement that addresses what happens here.

You need to review the relevant documents and see what...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: How long does a landlord have to give me my refund deposit

I moved out the 1st it has now been 3 weeks I emailed them multiple time and they're not replying. I got a review statement saying I will receive $311 mailed separately, never got it

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Sep 21, 2017

Assuming this is a residential tenancy, the landlord has to return to you the security deposit within 21 days of you moving out.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Real Estate agent in California is not working, what are our options?

We went with the real estate agent that helped us purchase our house years ago and liked her well enough to use her for our sale. However, problems are arising quickly.

She rushed through and took awful photos of the house and property. We had new ones taken that were actually somewhat... Read more »

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Sep 18, 2017

Unless you have an exclusive listing agreement, you can terminate the agent and hire a new one.

A full consultation would be necessary to properly advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Do you have to be an attorney to conduct a deposition?

I am a Pro Se Plaintiff and am unable to find the official guidelines for "taking a deposition", and I want to depose one of the defendants witnesses prior to trial... can I do this without being an attorney, and simply just hire the appropriate reporter for the matter?

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Sep 18, 2017

No, you do not have to be a licensed attorney to take a deposition. If you are in pro per, you have the right to take depositions on your own, without an attorney.

Yes, you would just properly notice the deposition, order a court reporter, and conduct the deposition.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Q: In California, am I supposed to receive my final paycheck on my last day, even on a Sunday?

I gave written notice, 3 weeks ago, at my job that I was quitting today. I expected my final paycheck to be there for me when I got off work today. It was not. Is it maybe because it is a Sunday? Does he have until the end of the day to pay me or until the end of my shift? I work overnights so I... Read more »

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Sep 17, 2017

The law in California is that if an employee quits, they are owed their final paycheck either during the next scheduled payday, or within 72 hours if the employee gives one pay period's notice.

You can just ask them to mail it to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Can a realtor you did not choose to list email telling me I made a mistake, using profanities and telling me he's mad?

Here are portions of the lengthy email, "When I saw it the day you listed, 90 days ago, (I use MLS auto-notification tools) I thought, Hmm, ok, he went with another Realtor. That’s Exactly what I thought. . . . . Call if and when you’re ready to re-list, Otherwise consider us caught up. I’m... Read more »

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Sep 17, 2017

It would be best to just ignore something like this and focus on working with your current Realtor to sell your property.

If this person continues to harass you, you can file a complaint with BRE.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: How do I object to a rewnewal of judgement? Judgement paid off 2 years ago.

The judgement was paid off through a wage garnishment. I had spoken to agent handling this multiple times and was never told about a possible renwal of judgement. Isn't this something that should o been filed after it was paid off? Is there a time frame they have to file this against me?

Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh answered on Sep 13, 2017

A judgement in California is good for 10 years and can be renewed indefinitely.

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