Your brand and logo IS a trademark, and before using it in commerce you should first make sure it is not the same as (or confusingly similar to) a registered trademark for the same type of goods, because If it is, you could be sued for trademark infringement by the prior registered trademark owner....View More
It is generally recommended to (1) conduct a trademark search / due diligence (to make sure your new brand and logo are not infringing upon any existing rights) and (2) apply to register the new brand as a federal trademark in order to protect it nationwide against unscrupulous competitors. A U.S....View More
The short answer is you may be able to register either or both. If you are considering registering though, you really should take the time to consult with a trademark attorney. Clothing is a very competitive class to get your mark registered in and the assistance of an attorney, along with a...View More
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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