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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Gaming, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Tennessee on
Q: The game that I've created has many businesses that reflect real businesses. Logos and names changed. Is this legal?

I'm a Game Developer and my game contains many businesses that reflect those of real life. For example, there is a fast food restaurant called TFC that has a black and white logo of a cowboy. This virtual location looks similar to KFC, using a similar font and color pattern. Will I get in... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Using businesses in your game that closely resemble real-life businesses, including logos and names changed, can potentially raise legal issues related to trademark infringement and intellectual property rights. While your game may not be centered around these establishments, if the similarities... View More

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Q: How are gambling winnings taxed? Specifically sports betting. Is it a cumulative total or is each bet handled seaparatel

I use about 6 different sportsbooks and win quite frequently. Are winnings throughout the year totaled up and taxed totally? Or does each bet have to be over a certain amount? Also, are you able to deduct losses from taxable winnings?

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answered on Jan 4, 2024

In Tennessee, as in other states, gambling winnings are generally considered taxable income. This includes winnings from sports betting. The IRS requires all gambling winnings to be reported on your tax return.

The taxation of your winnings depends on the total amount you win over the year,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Gaming for Tennessee on
Q: Can I request a civil standby to help reclamation of scammed items on Steam?

Recently, I got scammed on Steam (Valve Corporation) and lost valuable CS2 skins I paid for. The scammer’s account has been trade banned, and thus my scammed items current reside within the scammer's inventory. But Steam Support doesn’t want to restore those scammed items to me. Firstly,... View More

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answered on Jan 3, 2024

Call the Treasury Department with all the details. That company is notorious for having their friends present stolen debit cards to them for cash and goods. The operators need to go to jail

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