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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Maryland on
Q: Hello, I see that Howard University is trademarked. Am I able to just use "Howard" or "Bowie" without adding the word U
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Rolanzo Richard White answered on Mar 4, 2020

It's going to depend on the actual mark, but "Howard" and "Bowie" themselves are weak marks and will likely not be granted a trademark. "Howard" is a common first and surname and "Bowie" is a location. The USPTO does not grant trademarks to generic or... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Collections for Maryland on
Q: I had a pole barn put up by a co.! everything is fine except I need the 3ft. door raised up 4 inches for concrete!! they

won`t come back to finish it! say they are taking me to collections, I haven`t had a final walk through yet, and they want the final payment!! can you advise me on what to do?? thank you!!

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Rolanzo Richard White answered on Mar 4, 2020

Well, it really depends on the contract you signed with them. I'm curious as to what acceptance of the final work product is explained to be, and whether the contract said anything about modifications to the work. If they have a duty to come back and raise the door, which they probably do,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Maryland on
Q: Maryland door to door sales agreement cancellation on 6 business day consequences

We were forced to sign an agreement in door to door sales, we tried to cancel it but did it in an email after 5th business day. now the seller is not willing to cancel it and I am not willing to buy it. How to get away with it?

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Rolanzo Richard White answered on Feb 20, 2020

This all really depends on the agreement that you signed. But from your question, it looks like you cancelled the agreement within the permitted time limit, so you will likely not be liable for payment. You should be able to successfully defend yourself if the seller tries to enforce the agreement... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Maryland on
Q: What Are The Difference Typed Of Disputes Regarding Quiet Title. Is Religion/Spirituality/Spiritual But Not Religion

And And Also Can That Work In Adverse /Adverse Possession Regarding The Statute Time And Element

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Rolanzo Richard White answered on Feb 15, 2020

Your question can really only be answered after a licensed attorney, where the property is located, evaluates all the facts of your potential case. However a claim to quiet title is special legal proceeding to determine ownership of real property. The goal of this kind of lawsuit would be to stop... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Maryland on
Q: I am in MD state. If i break my lease am i responsible for the remaining balance of rent if a tenant is in the appartmen
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Rolanzo Richard White answered on Jul 25, 2019

It will depend on your lease but you will most likely be responsible for a penalty for breaking the lease. Often, tenants are responsible for the remainder of the lease.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Small Claims, Contracts and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Maryland on
Q: My friend gave me money when I was on hard times and did not state it was a loan.

After months of not speaking with me the friend now wants to take me to court for money that is not a loan. Would this action fall under Title 5 Subtitle 9 5-901 Executory Contracts? The amount was 800 however the friend is stating in court that it is $1200. How do I fight this? I offered to pay... Read more »

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Rolanzo Richard White answered on May 30, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your "friend."

Your matter is pretty fact dependent, however generally, a "gift" is a voluntary transfer of property by one to another, without any consideration or compensation provided to the transferor. Thus, a gift is a gratuity....
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