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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: If you quit without notice in Oregon are they required to pay your acquired vacation time?
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answered on Aug 10, 2022

Payout of vacation time will be dictated by your employment agreement and the company policies regarding that payment. If the company has a pto benefit and you have accrued PTO that has gone unused, you should be entitled to that unused time as pay. Most employment contracts are at-will contracts... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Oregon on
Q: Does a lawyer have to draw up the sale agreement in the sale of a sole proprietorship?

Selling at a very low price/loss so can't afford lawyer/attorney fees to draw up a contract. I don't mind drawing it up myself but I want to make sure it would be legal to do so.

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answered on Apr 15, 2022

To answer your question, yes, you certainly can draft your own sales agreement. However, it would be more advisable to have counsel prepare one if you can. The money spent on counsel may be tax deductible.

Notwithstanding, as you indicate you have a sole proprietorship, what you are...
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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Oregon on
Q: if a trademark has been abandoned or canceled can you print clothing with it on without getting in legal trouble

specifially the grateful dead dancing bear graphic

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answered on Mar 1, 2022

I agree with my colleague's previous answer and would just add for some background that one obtains trademark rights through use of a mark on goods or services. Registration of a mark is not required for protection but is most definitely helpful. It puts others' on notice that the mark is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Maryland on
Q: A trademarked name I want to use says that it is status is 606 - abandoned- No statement of use filed Can I use the name

I want to use the name for a sweatshirt Brand I’m thinking of starting and I looked up if the name is trademarked on Justia Trademarks and it says Status: 606 -Abandoned - No statement of use filed. Status date : 2020 -06-15

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answered on Dec 5, 2021

The more appropriate place to be checking to see if a trademark might be valid to use would be the USPTO site, not Justia. I would advise doing a cursory search there first. However, this is just a preliminary step and would only pick up obvious instances of your proposed Mark being used. You... Read more »

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