I'd like to sell wig hats with hair attached, and embellish it with rhinestones. I'd also like to sew animal ears on them. The hats that I plan to use are from brands like Nike, Chanel, Adidas, and Coca-Cola.
No. These companies have registered trademarks and trade dress filings that cover the logo hats they manufacture. You may for your own use embellish your own hat by one of these brands but if you sell their hats embellished in commerce they will sue you for infringement, obtain an injunction...Read more »
I am the founder and president of a non-profit organization, registered in Missouri since 2019. A former board member has stolen the intellectual property of the organization and is using the organization's name for personal use. They have removed my access to the domain name in the... Read more »
The devil is going to be in the details on this, and there are probably dozens of follow-up questions that a nonprofit attorney (which I am) or an intellectual property attorney (which I am not) would ask you. But here are some thoughts.
This type of situation often arises when two or more...Read more »
My former business partner redirected an invoice from what is now my firm to his new firm. He did not inform me of his action. He is entitled to the funds, but he was no longer with my firm when he made the transfer and he used access to his work email from my firm to do so. I
Creating a corporation (either under subchapter S or C) or a limited liability company to operate your business is a wise decision for multiple reasons, one of which is the protection of your personal assets. Typically, that means that your personal belongings and similar items could not be sought...Read more »
I own 3 restaurants (one of which my wife and I bought in 2014. The other two I had before we married). This 3rd restaurant operates under one of my original corporations formed in 2005, and she would like to buy me out (we are divorcing amicably) and I need the expertise to properly set her up... Read more »
First of all, congratulations on working this out amicably. Dividing up these assets will involve at least one written agreement between the two of you, and should also include the formation of a legal entity by your wife, as you indicate. I strongly encourage you to seek legal counsel to assist...Read more »
The written agreement was supposed to be revised by an legal representative after my tenant and I agreed to all the terms that we wrote. Neither parties had any exsperienceing in writing a legalized lease and we both agreed that our agreement was going to be given to an licensed agent to be... Read more »
my husband sold his part of a business to other partner but his name was on the business loan and was not removed and he also had life insurance policy used as collateral on that loan in his name only at this business. He died of cancer and that life insurance policy in his name only was used to... Read more »
My condolences for the loss of your husband. The buyout of his interest was a contractual obligation. If you are uncertain, have an attorney review the contract to see if it required the other party to refinance the loan so that your husband was no longer a guarantor. It’s not a matter of...Read more »
I want to open up a bar and grill in either Missouri or Illinois or both. How do much would it cost in either state and what's the process? Will i need to take classes? And what's the best business structure to go with?
There are several types of liquor licenses in Missouri. The type you get will depend on many factors. You will have to apply for the license, pay the fees, purchase a bond, at a minimum. It is a process that takes time, including a background check and fingerprint check.
My fathet and i ran a small busineas together where we dealt with many clients sending us (animals they harvested) in return we taxidermied them and sent them back to them.if i told a client their animal was done and ready to ship back, they sent us a check, i in return told them we would ship... Read more »
I don’t know what you mean about the state trying to charge you. It either has or hasn’t charged you. If the latter then you should hire an attorney to defend the lawsuit. It would be the state’s burden to establish culpability on your end.
The bank used to obtain a loan for my company shut my debit card off and blocked access to funds needed to conduct my daily business operations due to my business partner and I having a disagreement. He used his connections at the bank to pull this stunt off. The account was clearly a joint... Read more »
It sounds like your business is the accountholder and that it be the party with standing to file any lawsuit. It also sounds like you and your partner are not going to agree on whether to pay an attorney thousands of dollars to sue the bank. You should carefully review the depository agreement...Read more »
I want him to buy out my 50% of the company the name and the reputation I worked very very hard to build! He brought no knowledge or anything except himself and half the money for ins. The tools purchased he payed for his I paid for mine only couple things were purchased thru company or with... Read more »
I have no idea what your question means. Non-competition agreements are generally enforceable but they can be challenged depending on their terms. If the situation is important to you then you ought to hire an attorney to review the contract and give you advice. These agreements often have...Read more »
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