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
Well, you have about five strands of law that interact based upon the facts/scenarios you have presented ... and a conversation ... within a free initial video call with one or two business development attorneys ... would be your next best step ... the answer to your question will depend upon...View More
The LLC name does not need to match the web domain names. Neither must you record fictitious name statements for the specific sites. It is true that fictitious name statements recorded with counties in California are publicly available, but not of concern if you are not recording any. Whether you...View More
Federally, through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), you can file a trademark for a specific item or product you sell. The key is to ensure that the item is distinctive and not merely descriptive of the product.
Before filing, it's essential to conduct a...View More
1) file the trademark yourself - I would suggest starting with the USPTO website. It is of course authoritative and completely reliable. You CAN do it yourself, but in our experience, very few people actually want to put in the time and the work involved...View More
If the mark is for a good or service used and sold in commerce you should be able to register for a trademark. The first step is to contact a trademark specialist who can assist with reviewing if there is another same or similar mark already registered with the USPTO and provide guidance and...View More
Yes, you can file for a trademark for one particular product on your website. Generally speaking, your filing may become a registration if the name is trademarkable and is not likely to be confused with other registered trademarks. You can file for a trademark registration with your state or with...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
Since you currently reside in Virginia and own property in California with plans to open different LLC subsidiaries in the future, it may be beneficial to establish a Nevada LLC as the Holding company. Nevada offers favorable business-friendly laws and asset protection benefits. However, it is...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
The issue of whether you can name your company "Smooch" if there is a company named "Smoochcraft" in the same industry depends on whether the names are likely to cause confusion among consumers. If the names are too similar and could potentially lead to confusion in the...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
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