My dad is a 83 years widower and recently met a female who became his best friend. They have developed an intimacy relationship over the past months. I recently found out that my dad lent his female friend $210,000 in the past few months without a promissory note. According to my dad, his female... Read more »
This question appears to be requesting a legal opinion. That is normally done within an attorney-client relationship. Based on the limited fact statement above there seems to be a problem. An attorney might be able advise your whether you have standing to do anything about it even if your father...Read more »
Attempting setting up bylaws in this manner could be problematic. It may be better to decide what your business objective is. An attorney can evaluate your needs and seek to implement your business objectives by recognized legal means. It may be unnecessary to attempt a highly unusual approach. You...Read more »
My situation is about a vehicle loan. I opened a $3,000 loan on my vehicle in 2018. I havent been able to pay it off. I am charged $400 every month for the interest. I want to get a better car for my family. I don't know what would happen of I let the car go and they take it. Will I be... Read more »
I have maybe another 2 offshoot business (all using brewing ingredients or manufacturing brew-related items) as well. I'm wondering if I need 3 separate business licenses/ llc's-like subsidiaries. The "parent" company "St. James Brewery & Distillery LLC" will now... Read more »
It is wise to consider all these factors. It appears that your objective is to get the best result for your bottom line and to minimize risks. Among the many factors to be taken into account are whether you are planning for a long term duration of the company or whether you are seeking to build the...Read more »
There is excellent tutorial material at www.uspto.gov/patents.
Spend some time studying this. It will allow you to do a much better job of presenting your invention. You will be able to ask better questions and enable the patent attorney do do a better job for you.
I own a cosmetic brand in the usa and there's a popular app that evaluates safety of cosmetic products. It rated my products badly and stated they're not safe to use because they contain certain ingredients. These ingredients are researched to be toxic in certain concentrations, which is... Read more »
Many do-it-yourself options do not work in a scenario like this. This fact statement by itself does not appear to establish whether or not a legal a legal wrong has been committed. Many legal and practical matters need to by considered.
If you are not content to incur any losses resulting...Read more »
There are ways to draft a contract that will meet the requirements in most circumstances. My experience in handling audit issues under AB5 has shown that there are basic principles that can used to justify classifying a coach as a contractor rather than an employee. My extensive experience in...Read more »
I want to work with a contractor that is based in Russia, and I need an NDA that would legally hold the contractor accountable if there was a breach in the contract that required us the go to a US court. Are there templates of NDA's that take into consideration working with someone over seas?
"Is there a template?" How much time, effort, and money are you putting in to this? There are many different issues to cover. Even if you have a template, you still need an attorney to evaluate what it does not say. I can usually tell a contract that is cobbled together from templates by...Read more »
I’m a freelance illustrator and am in a contract with no termination date with a toddler lifestyle company. There a potential job I’m interested in illustrating children’s books for an upstart children’s superfood and edutainment brand. Would this be a violation of my non compete even if... Read more »
The generality is that non-compete agreements are not enforceable in California. That is only a generality. Situations exist where a service provider must not compete whether or not there is a non-compete agreement. Your question does not include facts that would be necessary to make a...Read more »
The general criterion for deciding if a name should be used is whether the use will cause a likelihood of confusion in the marketplace as to the source of the goods. The conflicting mark need not be the same as the new mark. A search would have to be done and an attorney would have to interpret the...Read more »
I have an instant messaging system on my office computers. Some users are logging out. We can’t fire them, but how can I set consequences for logging out or ignoring messages? What can I do to make the software so users can’t disconnect? Program is Synology Chat. Server is Windows.
There is a middle ground between firing people and letting them sabotage your system. An attorney can provide rules and procedures that can be set up and provided to employees. Rules can be enforced without firing people.
Firing employees who perform their tasks, except for the ones they...Read more »
My patent was stolen by another employee who contributed nothing to its conception. I did not even know him when I conceived my idea. He inserted his name onto the application without my knowledge. I have paper trails of my invention including (1) the official company announcement acknowledging... Read more »
The answer hasn't changed since the last time you asked this. You still need to know if you had an employee patent agreement. Witnesses can attest that you worked on the product. It is highly unlikely that witnesses know what the invention is. The invention is what the attorney wrote in the...Read more »
If you mean a medical practice PC, probably not. However, the question is unclear. What is it you want to do? Just mentioning "holding shares through a joint venture" does not give much of a hint about what legal solution might be appropriate.
In 2013, I invented an aircraft concept. At the company's recommendation, I filed and received a patent for it (patent issued Aug 2018). In 2015, I modified this patent to include another design feature. During the internal application process, I learned that a director inserted his name... Read more »
In most cases the company owns any inventions produced by the employee within the course and scope of employment. Did you sign a patent and proprietary agreement when you became an employee? Aerospace companies that get large contracts use these agreements. It is possible you have no rights....Read more »
Could a couple of their names be featured in the book title? Could I write each chapter focusing on one public figure scientist, explaining their perspective on the topic as researched through free material found online? Would a disclaimer at the beginning of the book saying these scientists... Read more »
In the absence of careful legal planning, this book could run into a number of legal problems. A disclaimer is a good way to avoid presenting a misleading picture. However, disclaimers and attributions in bibliographies do not avoid copyright problems. There are issues of derivative works and fair...Read more »
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