Cosmetic Warriors keeps flagging all of my listings even though the title and description of my listings on Ebay specifically say my brand name, not theirs. They are complaining for using terms such as "(my company name) bath fizzies lush roses" saying it is copyright infringement.... Read more »
This use of the word may fall under Descriptive Fair Use of a trademark when a word is used in a descriptive manner and not as a trademark, and there is no association implied with the trademark owner.
In Florida, when you register a fictitious name you only have to certify that the name has already been advertised. However, publications may not place the advertisement on the same day that you submit a request for advertisement. Verify that the name has been advertised before you register.
Until you are 18 your are not legally able to enter into any contracts. Period. The reason is because most kids under 18 are not capable of making sound financial decisions and can avoid responsibility if any company allows them to enter into contracts. The only other option is to get someone else...Read more »
If you are going to have any type of business you should incorporate in order to protect your personal assets. Also, you may need certain licenses to operate and you also need to register with the Florida Dept. of Revenue so that you can collect sales tax. Any time you sell something you should...Read more »
Hello. I am a game developer looking in to publishing my first big indie game. I have about 9 people working for me in the realm of composing music, creating art, and coding the actual game. Once we publish the game we are going to split the profit. We also want to stat a kickstarter.
Forming the legal entity itself is not expensive but there are many other matters to be taken care of, not only the agreements between the parties involved in the development process, but also copyrights and more. There are attorneys that specialize in this type of start up and can easily provide...Read more »
The first place to start doing anything in the financial arena as a business is seeking a license to do what you want to do from the Florida Department of Financial Services in Tallahassee. Google them.
You will improve your chances of success in being approved if you hire a very...Read more »
I was arrested for possession of a firearm by convicted felon and for growing marijuana. Since then I've been trying to change my life around and I'm looking to start an ATM business. My plan is to purchase the ATM and make money off the surcharges. I heard it's difficult for felons... Read more »
This is an interesting question. As a former operations officer in a commercial bank my educated guess is that ANYONE intending upon stating a new business owning stand-alone ATMs and making money from the (outrageous) fees will have to have some sort of state license to do so; and so the Florida...Read more »
In Florida, a "DBA" or "fictitious name" may be registered for a sole proprietor unless he/she is doing business in their personal name. There are also exemptions for certain licensed professions. Consult with an attorney for specifics.
When a Florida LLC doesn't have an operating agreement in place, then there are terms in Section 605 of the Florida Statutes that are provided to address your partner's right to transfer the LLC's property, dissolve the LLC, etc. Speak with an attorney to discuss your specific rights.
I have Transferred 21k to a friend for business opportunity. My friend has played me and will not give my money back. Is it possible to sue him and get my money back? The only evidence I have are through massages.
It is possible under a claim for unjust enrichment, which I will post below. The difficult part is where there is no written contract (besides text messages) there is no attorney's fees provisions. Meaning you would likely have to go pay an attorney to go after the 21k and not be able to...Read more »
I have a Florida registered LLC and plan to begin a YouTube channel under the business name. The channel would be a "how-to" cooking channel. The principle location of the business is in Maryland. Can I deduct the cost of the food and kitchenware I use for the cooking videos?
I am making masks for first responders and other essential personnel. We are taking small donations just to purchase more materials to continue making them. We have made hundreds of masks with around 400 dollars in donations. More orders are beginning to come in as the media picked up our story.... Read more »
A person or business/nonprofit organization must have a solicitation license before engaging in the solicitation of donations in the state of Florida. If you are soliciting donations/money, you should speak with an attorney for assistance in obtaining this license and to discuss if you would...Read more »
If there's a slip and fall or other issue would I be less protected with a home based business than if I rented a regular business space? Is both the business and the business owner liable whether a slip and fall occurs at home based business or a nonhome based business?
If you are starting ANY business you should hire a lawyer who has great experience in owning and operating their own small businesses and has consulted with many different kinds of small businesses for decades. The uncertainty you are now feeling will only get worse and worse--until you have a...Read more »
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