In the movie Young Guns, there is a character named Dirty Steve Steven's. I am looking into opening my own homemade soap business and calling it Dirty Steve's Homemade Soap. I want to use a chicken as the mascot but want it to be dressed like the character. Is this legal?
It really depends on whether or not the name is copyrighted. Even if it is not, the production company or studio that has the rights to the movie, and that is protected by copyright. They can decide to sue you claiming that since the movie is copyrighted, so is the name of the...Read more »
If your company pays your personal loan directly it must be reported as additional income to you and an expense to the company. If you own the company, you should check with your accountant to see if there are any actual tax savings.
This is a tough area of U.S. trademark law, and courts have different views on scope of trademark protection for buildings. On the one hand, rights-holders do have the right to exclude others from using the building images in commerce in a way that denotes "designation of origin" or has a...Read more »
Many people throughout society violate laws and regulations. Law enforcement has only so many resources. The sale of loose cigarettes is illegal under federal law and can subject the store to severe monetary penalties
Uncle opened a business in boyfriend's name a few years ago. Uncle kicked him out later. Boyfriend asked to have his name removed. Uncle cut off all contact. IRS just took nearly $3000 out of boyfriend's bank account today. There is literally no other reason for the IRS to take the money... Read more »
Your boyfriend needs to set up a consultation with a tax attorney. Most of us offer a free consultation. Unfortunately there is not enough detail here to give you an accurate answer. This would likely be a very difficult matter to resolve on his own particularly if, as I suspect, this is due to...Read more »
You can have an agreement with someone from out of state. You can pick any law you would like to avail yourself too. It is not necessarily bad to use CT law. Many national business agreements tend to be in NY or DE. It is also possible to change the state at a later date. For most people it comes...Read more »
After our CEO and his wife got into a big fight, a doctor who served as our client's Chairman of the Board, called his Marriage Counselor to obtain confidential information shared during counseling sessions. The doctor then shared that information with the client's CEO. As a result, my... Read more »
Possibly for breach of the fiduciary duty to the corporation. Contact Michael Koskoff would be my suggestion. Feel free to give him my name.
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