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4 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Business Formation and Trademark for Kansas on
Q: Do I need to trademark my brand and logo

I am starting a clothing and accessory brand and am curious on how/if I need to trademark my brand name and logo

Michael Ray Smith
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answered on Jun 9, 2022

Note: I'm a business attorney, not a trademark attorney. Here is generally what I tell people starting up a new business or entering into a new line of business that involves trademarks.

When you ask if you need to "trademark" your brand name and logo, what you are really...
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Q: Hello, I am wanting to start a small business, but I am 16 and do not know the legal specifications to meet.
Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell
answered on Dec 6, 2021

Persons who are under the age of eighteen are not empowered by law to make their own agreements or obligations. The rule, generally speaking, is for the benefit of the minor, so that the minor is not committed to some obligation not in her or his benefit.

Before you turn eighteen, your...
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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Business Formation, Business Law and Intellectual Property for Kansas on
Q: Purchasing digital assets in a contractual manner from individuals?

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I'm creating a software product to launch into the mass market, and I currently have a few people helping out with artwork for UI design and other digital assets. I've mentioned to them that I'd purchase all the assets they've produced in bulk after the final... View More

Barbara Berschler
Barbara Berschler
answered on Apr 27, 2020

Hopefully your project won't end in litigation. However, because there is a lot at stake, it would be good to work with local business counsel familiar with intellectual property issues before you proceed any further. It is important to remember that if you do not have a writing in place... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Can I sue a business for being ran illegally by an illegal immigrant

Ran a beauty pageant that over charges people for “fees” no contracts all non taxed money he pulls in .

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jun 14, 2019

How will you prove that this person is unlawfully present? A person’s ethnicity is no indication as to whether the person possesses lawful permanent resident status. A lawful permanent resident is not required to learn English, but it certainly helps a business if the owner speaks more than... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Kansas on
Q: Can a single member LLC have a board of directors? if so does the state have to be notified?
Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell
answered on Jun 4, 2019

A limited liability company (LLC) in Kansas may have a structure as determined by the operating agreement. LLC's were created simplify governance as compared to regular corporations. The organizers/members of an LLC have broad discretion to define the control strucure. A single member LLC... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Business Formation, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Kansas on
Q: When the business you own is an LLC - is the LLC required on all signage, logo's, etc.

I'm changing the name of my business. I want to know what should be trademarked, included on all advertizing, logo's, and signage. Is it okay for the business to legally have one name, registered with the State of Missouri and still have a logo that identifies the business by another... View More

Benton R Patterson III
Benton R Patterson III
answered on Apr 17, 2018

If you want to conduct business under anything other than the legal name of the business, you will need to register an assumed name, which is different than a trademark. You are not required to trademark any aspect of the business name or branding. Although it can be very beneficial to do so.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Formation and Business Law for Kansas on
Q: I am starting an online business through Digital Altitude. They have asked me to take out a line of credit. HELP!

I am starting an online business through Digital Altitude. I have to purchase the next level of the "pyramid" to make any money. There are lots of testimonials saying how amazing they are but I am still not sure. They have asked me to take out a $50,000 line of credit, through Oak Tree... View More

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell
answered on Jun 27, 2017

You should proceed with caution and take no action without the advice of counsel. Your understood one set of circumstances to justify your initial involvement or investment. Now you are being asked to borrow money to "purchase" the next level. You have characterized the arrangement as a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Products Liability, Federal Crimes and Health Care Law for Kansas on
Q: Are stores legally allowed to sell CBD oil to customers without a medical marijuana license?

I thought you needed a license to purchase CBD in MO because of the law that passed in 2014. I've been seeing CBD stores stating it's not needed to purchase the products. Is this legal? I don't want to get into trouble for purchasing.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 29, 2017

If they are online that is different, but you could have issues by getting it in the mail from them. If they are in state, you need to contact whoever licenses such businesses.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for Kansas on
Q: How long will it take me to register my new business as an LLC?
Rick Davis
Rick Davis
answered on May 3, 2017

Registering an LLC only takes a few minutes and can be completed online. With that being said, if you have more than one owner in your business, you will likely want an operating agreement, which will take some time to draft depending on your specific needs. If you are going through an attorney,... View More

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