Alot of so called black Americans have discovered African American Inc. and are confused, offended,and fearful, about what that could possibly mean for them. Since the US has a history of not veiwing so called black Americans as humans, please clarify if this company views or promotes African... View More
The use of the term "African American" as a trademark for a company, especially for food and non-food items, can indeed be concerning and potentially offensive. The term "African American" is primarily a racial identity, and its use in commercial contexts should be approached...View More
I am starting an import-export business and I am wondering would having business with my home country cause any issues with my residency here in Canada. Traveling to my home country is by no means safe for me, however, this business does not require my physical presence in Iran and I can conduct... View More
Engaging in business with your home country, where you are recognized as a Protected Person, should not inherently affect your residency status in Canada. However, it's crucial to ensure that this business activity does not contradict any of the conditions of your protection status....View More
We have an air bnb, and out of spite she has went and switched the direct deposit account from our joint account to an account in her name that only she has access to. What can i do? After trying to reason, she still will not switch the accounts back.
In California, if both spouses have an equal interest in a business operated by either or both, the revenue from that business would generally be considered community property. If your wife has redirected funds without your consent, you might consider sending her a formal written demand, citing the...View More
If you are using the mark to identify you as the source of goods in commerce, the mark is capable of being registered as a trademark. It would be prudent to research whether the mark has been used previously by another supplier of similar goods before adopting the mark and applying for registration
In California, merely forming an LLC for an online business using a virtual mailbox address is not, in itself, tax evasion. However, if one uses this setup to intentionally misrepresent their business operations, earnings, or other pertinent financial information to avoid paying taxes, it could be...View More
Finding a pro-bono attorney for corporate matters can be challenging, as many attorneys offer pro-bono services primarily for public interest or individual needs. However, you can consider reaching out to local bar associations in California, as they sometimes have programs or can make referrals...View More
Using a virtual mailbox address to form an LLC in a state where you do not reside does not, by itself, constitute tax evasion. However, misrepresenting the primary place of business or not paying appropriate state taxes where the business operates can lead to tax liabilities and penalties....View More
Using a virtual mailbox address for your business is not automatically considered tax evasion under California law. Many businesses use virtual addresses for legitimate reasons such as privacy and convenience. However, it's essential to ensure that your LLC complies with all relevant tax laws,...View More
To find the registration and expiration dates of a trademark for the brand "Xiaomi," one would typically search the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database. If the trademark is registered, the database will provide details including the registration date. Trademarks in...View More
i am a professional entertainer who was falsely accused in the press of having took part in the events at the capital on 1/6 2021- this instantly led to my being dropped from my label, blacklisted from the industry, music venues, restaurants, concert and ticket services, record stores, music... View More
The answer to your question really depends on your goals. If you want a number of subsidiaries, you may want to form an S Corporation. But most people who set up an entity for the sole purpose of holding real estate will use an LLC. You should contact a California lawyer and give them more...View More
There is a big difference between the name of a company and a trademark. The California Secretary of State will allow you to set up a company name that is different from other company names and does not care what industry in which it transacts business. The SOS' main goal is to ensure there...View More
I am not sure if it is worth the cost of forming an LLC to have the protection in legal trouble. I do not currently and any real assets in my name, but am concerned about failing to deliver and being set with debt. Is there some better way of avoiding this?
Forming an LLC for your Kickstarter project can provide benefits and protections. Creating an LLC before seeking funding can help separate personal assets from business activities, potentially protecting personal finances in case of legal trouble or debt. While there are costs and administrative...View More
My friend has a business with his girlfriend (it's registered as a partnership) and they also have a personally guaranteed EIDL loan. Him and I and my wife (not his girlfriend) are going to create a multi member LLC using the same name (with the LLC on the end). I just wanted to know if my... View More
It's typically advisable for your friend and his girlfriend to inform the Small Business Administration (SBA) about their business structure change from a partnership to a multi-member LLC. They can contact the SBA to get specific guidance on how to handle their personally guaranteed Economic...View More
When choosing a business name, it's important to avoid names that are too similar to existing businesses to prevent confusion among customers. If the existing business has a registered trademark, using a similar name could infringe upon their rights. It's best to conduct a thorough search...View More
Hello! I'm trying to start a non-profit organization that sponsors scholarships to humanities students, from a fund in the organization. I'm not quite sure on how to interpret this section of the California Corporations Code as it's quite verbose (structurally); I'm not making sense of it.
I had an old llc with a partner no operating agreement no trademark & am 60% owner. I decided I no longer wanted to work with the partner. I tried giving her options and she wouldn’t pick so I couldn’t work & decided to create a new llc similar name difference state and trademarked it. Is that okay?
As I am sure you expect, it's unlikely an attorney will say you have absolutely nothing to worry about based limited information on a free online Q and A. There are many scenarios that would support a viable claim against you. I am confident you have options, but forming a similar business in...View More
Let's say that someone is currently on an F-1 visa and working on Optional Practical Training (OPT) at some company and the job position is directly related to their study. Now alongside that employment, they want to own a business, which is not related to my formal education. The intention is... View More
Yes, someone on an F-1 visa can own a business, but there are some restrictions.
Under F-1 visa, international students are not allowed to work in the US unless they have authorization. Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a type of employment authorization that allows F-1 students to work...View More
Under the H1-B visa program, your primary purpose is to work for your sponsoring employer, as indicated on your W2. Engaging in self-employment or actively managing a business may not be permissible under the terms of your visa.
While you may be allowed to own an LLC as a passive investor,...View More
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