Yes, a company can own shares in certain situations (notably, if you're filing taxes as an S-corp, only a limited number of humans can own shares). There are strict state and federal securities laws relating to selling shares in companies. Contact an attorney in your state who focuses on business...Read more »
Yes, a company can own shares in certain situations (notably, if you're filing taxes as an S-corp, only a limited number of humans can own shares). There are strict state and federal securities laws relating to selling shares in companies. That is to say, if you take a substantial amount of money...Read more »
I have a comic book series that I'm currently writing. I have a title in mind and did a search on existing trademarks. I found one conflict exists for a brand of beer with the same name under classification 32. Considering they're in completely different industries, what are the issues, if any,... Read more »
If you use another company's name, brand, logo, mascot, etc. in a way that could cause consumer confusion (lead customers to think your product is affiliated with the company or officially licensed by the company with the same name) then you can be sued for trademark infringement. So, the key...Read more »
Quick background, I was working in a different role within this company, they then braught me on todo some development for them as a trial, i have now been working for the company for months in the same role but they havent updated my contract - so in my terms im not technically employed to do... Read more »
You need to speak with an attorney licensed in your state who deals with intellectual property issues for more insight into your specific situation, but I can describe the legal principles in play here generally:
Absent a written agreement addressing work for hire, you cannot stop your...Read more »
I'm rebranding my graphic design business in Raleigh, NC and I've found the perfect name. However, the name is similar to another company's name; the only difference is my new name has an additional letter in it to distinguish it from this other company. My company would be registered as an LLC;... Read more »
Will the North Carolina Secretary of State accept your LLC's articles of organization if the name differs by only one letter from another entity also registered in North Carolina? Yes, the NC Secretary of State will permit registration so long as...Read more »
This may depend on how the PoA will be used. If, for example, the PoA is granted to allow one spouse to purchase a residential home in Wake County in the names of both spouses, it would make sense to record the PoA in Wake County.
Hi Dear Trademark Justia. I think I asked this question before, but I didn't get answer 125% right. My question is; if someone for example trademarks stuff like; "Juan Pablo Tequila" or "Juan Pablo Cigars" ... Can I use term "Juan Pablo" for I don't know ... "Clothes"? Can I have "Juan Pablo... Read more »
Attorneys on the Justia Ask a Lawyer board are generally restricted to providing general information about the law. Attorneys cannot provide specific legal advice without raising a host of potential ethical and malpractice issues, which is why you're unlikely to receive the answer you want....Read more »
I have people come by all times of day and night trying to see the house. The first time I came out of the shower and someone was in my house saying that the house was online for rent. I called my landlord and asked him why he didn't tell me that he was doing that he said that he didn't have to,... Read more »
We are interested in a new home, but need to sell our current home 1st. Builder offered us 100k to pay off our home(we owe 83k) so that we can get the loan to buy the house he’s building. We would still have to sell our current home within 1 year, and give him 100k plus 3900 when ours sells, or... Read more »
A sole proprietorship is a business owned by one person, which has little legal significance separate from its owner and usually requires no governmental filing except a fictitious-business-name statement, which discloses the name under which the business will be conducted and the owner's name and...Read more »
I've trained as certified coach and I'm planning on teaching and certifying people in the same coaching in a different language. The person who certified me and I are creating a royalty, license agreement and I'd like to know what is the usual profit % or fee that is standard or usual.
I hired a student in movie college to convert my concept , story into a screenplay . She did . I paid her $300 for her work as mutually agreed. However it seems she now wants to share ownership rights with me . She really believes it came from her (also) along with me. Conveniently forgetting I... Read more »
My grandfather's will States that at the sale of his property, that $20000, be equally divided among 4 grandchildren. Any additional money made from the sale will be divided among his 3 children. However one of the 3 children(My father) has since passed. Will his third go to, the state, My father's... Read more »
I had a recurring client for about a year and we've always had verbal agreements, no written contracts. The client now owes me money for services rendered and refuses to pay due to an issue they has with me personally. They've threatened me with legal action, requesting that I remove all of their... Read more »
Any copyrightable work created by an employee acting within the scope of his or her employment is a “work made for hire.” The parties do not need to address works made for hire in their employment...Read more »
I am writing this to inquire about reporting copyright infringement on behalf of a video game company. I have recently become aware of sources that are copying and altering material from the official video game company. As a concerned fan of the official games, I was wondering what official steps... Read more »
I am an international student, I wanted to learn how to trade forex and I made some research and found good feedback about somebody. I contacted him in order to learn with him but he scammed me $4700. He puts me in a terrible situation because I have almost been expelled form the country because I... Read more »
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