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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Trademark for Michigan on
Q: So I wanna start a business And i wanna make a logo with the outline of a gtr (a car) will I get copyrighted or sued
Evan Ficaj
Evan Ficaj
answered on May 23, 2022

A logo for a business is an issue of trademark law rather than copyright law because your logo is how a potential customer would recognize you in the marketplace and distinguish you from your competitors.

To properly answer this question, you should meet with an attorney to discuss details...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Michigan on
Q: I bought something online through a website. I was told that I would be able to get a refund if need be.

She has scammed others and I have the proof online from reviews. I just want my money back and she’s refusing to give it to me like she promised. She asked me to stop emailing her and got mad when I said I’d have to involve the authorities.

Evan Ficaj
Evan Ficaj
answered on Apr 20, 2022

Save all communications or documentation, especially where she said she would provide a refund. Also, save all receipts, contracts, and terms & conditions. If this is on her website, try saving the site as a .pdf with the URL and timestamp in the header or footer. Then, if you paid with a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Michigan on
Q: I can’t find any info on Authority to tow in Michigan. All I see is need proper insurance,plates and dot #’s

All I can find is that you need proper insurance, registration, license plate, dot numbers and cdl a or b depending on weight of vehicle(s)

Evan Ficaj
Evan Ficaj
answered on Apr 15, 2022

When hauling for-hire, in intrastate commerce, operating authority must be granted through the Michigan State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (MSP-CVED), Regulatory and Credentialing Section. This includes carriers that are in business as a repossession company or an auto auction... View More

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Q: What legal authority prevents the owner of a LLC from representing the LLC in court?

My son, acting in pro per, sued an LLC in district court. Its owner hasn't hired an attorney and has filed all answers and responded to all motions himself. Owner isn't an attorney. What specific Michigan authority (statute, court rule, case, or other authority) prevents the owner from... View More

Evan Ficaj
Evan Ficaj
answered on Apr 13, 2022

Unless the articles of organization state that the LLC is managed by managers, the LLC is managed by members (commonly referred to as “owners”). MCL 450.4401. The managers in a manager-managed LLC and the members of a member-managed LLC have the authority to bind the LLC. The Michigan Court... View More

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