Joseph Jaap's answer Disney is likely to sue you for trademark infringement, which could allow them to collect damages and their attorney fees from you. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to talk to a local trademark attorney before using that domain name.
Daniel DiCicco's answer You need an operating agreement to define these terms immediately. Without an agreement, you have no good way to resolve disputes, add or remove members, track profit shares, etc.
You need everyone to come together on this. Frankly you should not be investing money into any company where your rights to the money and profits are not clearly defined in a written document.
Linda Simmons Campbell's answer You need to speak with a good tax attorney to discuss your case in detail. If you do end up owing taxes that you cannot afford to pay there are collection alternatives available to you including an offer in compromise, a partial payment installment agreement, currently not collectible status, etc.
Just stay away from the places you see advertised on TV. Use Justia to find an attorney. Most of us offer a free consultation.
Mark Oakley's answer The term is defined differently for different purposes, and your question is not sufficiently narrow enough to give the context in which you would like the definition applied. For example, Maryland permits religious entities such as churches to incorporate as a religious corporation, and the term "church" has a specific definition for that purpose, limited to the formation and treatment of churches operating as a corporation or similar entity: " 'Church' means any church, religious society,...
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer To the best of my knowledge there is no answer to this question, in part because it is not a legal question. Leave the window open a few days to see if your cat will come back home.
Joseph Jaap's answer A trademark can be registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office, with any of the states, or with foreign countries. You can easily check the databases of any of those to find out if it has been registered. But there is no requirement to register a trademark. Many famous trademarks have not been registered. And even if a trademark is not registered, it still has legal protection under federal and state law, and an infringer can be held liable. So finding out that a trademark has been...
Timur Akpinar's answer You could bring it to the attention of the pharmacist to check if you did in fact receive the correct medication you were supposed to receive, and if the label error only involved your prescription (rather than additionally involving someone else out there who might have received your intended prescription in error).
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer Unless you provide much more information about the business and everything gone before between you and the person who apparently shut you out of the business you started you will not get many answers on this forum.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer Contacting "local authorities" will probably do no good because this is clearly a family business matter. And unless you can show some actual damages the courts will also be hesitant to get involved. Finally, unless the actual amount of money involved is very substantial it is likely that the cost of litigation would make it not worthwhile to sue. However, since only you can answer these fundamental questions, you should contact an experienced business lawyer to help you decide what you want to...
Griffin Klema's answer Quite possibly, yes. The geographic restriction might be enforceable, but the full answer to your question depends on an analysis of the contract that was signed, and the circumstances surrounding the contractor's work with you (as well as what you do/did to maintain secrecy over the confidential information). I would be pleased to discuss your trade secret case in further detail: 202-713-5292.
Griffin Klema's answer Your question seems to implicate Canadian law, but I believe most attorneys on Justia are only licensed in the U.S.
Under U.S. law, the answer would probably be no because most likely the owner of the "brand" has trademark rights in the U.S. (assuming they're selling product here). You would not be allowed to sell products bearing the mark of another company without their permission (license). It also probably doens't matter whether you're advertising them as new or used. Furthermore,...
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer FYI, this is a free online legal forum established to allow members of the public to ask general legal questions to experienced lawyers who volunteer their valuable time to do so. Your important small business question should be directed to your business lawyer. If you have not consulted or retained a business lawyer you are encouraged to do so--before you make mistakes adversely affecting the future of your valuable small business.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer Yes; but it is unclear why you want to pay the management company enough money to turn around and pay your salary plus required employment taxes, plus their management fee? Caveat: If anyone involved in this questionable plan is trying to avoid paying taxes they should hire a lawyer first.
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