This is a great question, and is quite naturally very complex given the ever-changing landscape of technology. Right now, general intellectual property laws that govern internet images are essentially limited to uniquely created imagery and content that is produced by human individuals....View More
Using images created using AI websites for your small business ideas, such as selling t-shirts or stickers online, raises questions about copyright and intellectual property rights. While AI-generated images may not have a human creator in the traditional sense, they can still be subject to...View More
The Canva terms of service are a bit confusing. My understanding is that if I have the free Canva plan and use only free Canva elements, I can essentially use the pictures/designs for anything I want besides selling them directly (in the context of trying to compete with Canva). I am starting an... View More
Your understanding of Canva's terms of service is largely on track, but there are nuances to consider. With a free Canva plan, you can use the free elements in your projects, including logos, PDFs, blog posts, social media, and course materials. This is generally acceptable as long as...View More
If you plan to conduct business under your own name as a sole proprietor, obtaining a DBA ("Doing Business As") is not typically required. However, if you decide to sell your products under a name other than your legal name, then a DBA would be necessary. The requirement to register your...View More
...will my personal address be moved from the public record(unsearchable) and replaced by the address of the hired RA and Virtual Business Address? Or do I have to dissolve my LLC and create a new one with a new name?
When you file a change of resident agent form, the prior forms on file are not deleted or removed. Therefore, although the search information on the SDAT Business Entity Site will be updated to reflect the new resident agent name and address, and will be what someone will see when they search for...View More
I am a new real estate agent. Got my license back in March 2022 but am just now actively pursuing real estate. Currently a solo agent at Samson Properties serving Maryland only but would like to get licensed in DC and VA as well.
As advised I’ve created an LLC (Carla Clemente Realty)... View More
The cost of obtaining a trademark for "Train Like A Freak" would depend on various factors, such as whether you hire an attorney or file the application yourself, the number of classes of goods or services you apply for, and the potential challenges or oppositions to your application....View More
The law prevents attorneys from "price fixing" or agreeing to charge a uniform fee for services so this is not the place to get an answer on fees. That said, I can understand your desire to get a sense of what costs might be involved before you retain an attorney. Some firms might...View More
What is it called when someone abandons their LLC business, which is deeply in debt and owes back taxes, to then have someone else open a new LLC for them and that new LLC offer the very same services? Is it legal? It is essentially a one person business and without that person the new business... View More
More facts would be needed, but it is possible to pierce the corporate veil of the new company and go after the owner personally, or unwind the transfers of assets to the new company, under the theory of fraudulent conveyance, as well as violation of the Limited Liability Company Act that requires...View More
Let's say that I previously was a sole proprietor and served client ABC during that time as a sole proprietor. Let's also say that at some point after serving client ABC, I formed an LLC for the same business. At some point after the formation of the LLC, client ABC sues me/my business.... View More
Our business partner has locked us out of our business. They withdrew from the association, and we proceeded with the company opening. Because the venue is under their name, they seeked vengeance and locked us out of the venue. Now after withdrawing from the association they are working to open up... View More
Perhaps it is time to pay a lawyer to do this for you. This is not a forum to request that lawyers draft documents for you as their answer, and the only way to see how your specific document fails to comply with the code requirements is for a lawyer to read what you have drafted, and compare it to...View More
I use my llc to run my apparel store but I want to start a self run nail business and I don't want to start a new llc. Can I use the llc to parent the 2 companies ? Do I need to purchase a trade name for each or can I just do one for the nail business and continue operating the llc apparel... View More
Most LLC articles of organization contain a purpose clause that authorizes the LLC to engage in any lawful business or activity, but unless the articles strictly limit the business activity of the LLC, then the LLC can run any type of business it is otherwise lawful for anyone to engage in. The...View More
Maryland does not impose a limit on the number of shareholders of a Close Corporation, but practically speaking, because unanimity is required, and because the whole purpose of a Close Corporation was to allow small business enterprises consisiting of a few owners to essentially operate as a...View More
I have a contract with a organization. I was handed addendum to the contract which declined to sign. They threatened to They threatened to suspend contract. Three is 25 hour week retainer fee. The contract can be cancelled by either party by giving 60 day notice in writing which I have not... View More
You need to take your contract to a lawyer to review what it actually says, and evaluate whether it has been breached or not, and what your remedies are in the event it is breached. Your post does not really say anything other than they are trying to change the terms of the agreement you both...View More
In Maryland trade name registrations are valid for 5 years. Trade names register the core name of the business, without the "Inc., LLC, etc." designation. Renewed businesses are covered under their new designation if they retain the core name on their trade name registration....View More
Each county and the City of Balitomore has its own liquor board license regulations for sale of liquor within their jurisdictions, so you will need to check with each jurisdiction in which you intend to operate. You will have to check with each liquor license board whether a license is required to...View More
No, but it’s a lot cleaner and easier for accounting and tax purposes if you do, since you need to separate out business expenses and income from your personal expenses. It’s a much better business practice as well since there may come a time when you’d like to obtain business financing,...View More
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