Is your smart mirror your invention or did you just make small modifications to an existing product? If you made some modifications to an existing product, is that product patented? If so, it is best to consult an attorney, who can review the patented product, and advise you on whether your...Read more »
Sorry, without more details it's impossible to say what actions might be necessary or appropriate. If you're in litigation, you will need an attorney to represent your interests. They can review the order and status of the case and take the appropriate action if the order should not...Read more »
I would like to operate worldwide with partners and employees remote and distributed worldwide. We will be a staffing agency and IT advisory consulting firm. I want to headquarter it in Texas but have no physical office.
Yes, you can use a registered agent instead of a physical office address. You'll have to pay a small fee, usually around $50/year for the registered agent. Many people do this when they run a business from their home.
I want to start a clothing business and I have celebrities on some of my clothing. could I get sued? if so how could I get around that? If I still decide to proceed with this particular design should I file for an LLC?
Hi there. Unfortuntely there is not a clear yes or no answer to your question without more information. It depends on how the celebrities are portrayed and if your products fall under fair use or satire exceptions, among other things. You should speak with a Texas trademark and copyright lawyer to...Read more »
If you want to hold yourself out as a non-profit, then yes, you must be a non-profit. To become a non-profit, you must (1) create an entity with the Secretary of state and (2) file a 501(c)(3) application with the IRS. You cannot do this without an attorney and/or a CPA. Try to find an attorney who...Read more »
Hello. Thanks for reaching out with this question. According to the Texas SOS website, A/C contractors can only create LLCs or for-profit corporations. It is advisable that you contact a licensed attorney and/or accountant to help determine the best business structure for your goals....Read more »
I'm an insurance agent hired as a 1099. I formed the LLC w/ S corp tax designation, but my agency can't pay my LLC unless it is licensed with the state. That requires I carry a 500k E&O policy, which costs approx. 1k/yr. Would I be able to deposit checks made out to my name into... Read more »
I don't see any reason why you could not do this provided you 1) ensure your salary is reasonable based upon fair market comps 2) issue yourself a W-2 at year end 3) pay estimated payroll tax payments monthly (or bi-monthly depending on how often you are paid...ask an accountant) 4) file 940s...Read more »
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter, it could depend zoning laws, municipal ordinances/codes, and other possible regulations or community guidelines. It sounds like the property is yours, but if you rent, the terms of a lease could...Read more »
A business can tap into sub-contractors' labor and may solely rely on sub-contractors. It signifies that you do not have much control over their work. A good overview of what factors would be considered an independent contractor v. employee can be found here-...Read more »
Hello. You can now file the SS-4 application online. Have you tried this yet? This process allows you to receive an EIN immediately. https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/employer-id-numbers
I found a tech solution to their problems. The CEO was impressed but the Board rejected my concept. CEO later told me they didn't 'get it.' He was very angry. After I quit, the Board fired all but two guys: an engineer and the CEO The company is failing but still exists on paper.... Read more »
Hello. Generally, non-competes should be in writing because they should express a time limit for the non-compete and what the scope of the non-compete should be. If you signed a document that includes a non-compete clause or a non-compete language, then you'd want to analyze that language...Read more »
Hello. Good question. When an LLC is formed, there should have been an LLC company agreement or operating agreement. This agreement usually sets out when and/or how a managing member (if a member-managed LLC) or manager (if a manager-managed LLC) can be removed. Have you checked the agreement?...Read more »
I am creating a Men’s athletic wear clothing store called Freshletics. However, after doing some research, I came across a very large athletic wear company that specializes in woman’s athletic wear but also does men now. Is this name to similar to use and could there be legal trouble down the... Read more »
It is great that you want to examine this trademark issue before you launch your business. Coming to the appropriate answer will save you a lot of money and grief. You should work with a local trademark attorney to help you investigate whether your name/mark would infringe the mark of the other...Read more »
But no luck! I wanna sue them, cause this has been going on for a long time and every time I call them, they say they are sorry and they are going to refund it and all! But nothing... Even local shops just would refund in a day or two, but every time I call them, they say it is in the process and... Read more »
A Texas attorney who deals with consumer rights issues could advise in the most meaningful manner here. But your question remains open for four weeks. Keep in mind that in pursuing a lawsuit, your time lost from work/school in going to court, handling paperwork, etc. could run you more than the...Read more »
No. Firmly held religious beliefs did not spare Rastafarians from prosecution for possession of marijuana, nor did they spare fundamentalist Mormon Warren Jeffs from being sentenced to life in prison for having sex with the little girls that he supposedly "married" in his freak church.
You may be able to use the name Golden Ticket for a transportation company or "golden ticket" in your business name. The complete answer to your question depends on use of that name, or names that would be confusingly similar, in the same trade channels.
AA l ost my luggage during a international move (relocating for a job) and as a result, I have lost irreplaceable documents such as diplomas and other property. I am looking to apply for graduate school so this may have an impact on my application eligibility. Furthermore, I will never be able to... Read more »
I am the founder of a Texas non-profit corporation (Corporated in the State of Texas) and also Chairman/CEO. I applied for the EIN being used under my own info (Name, SSN) on the IRS site. I’m stepping down completely from operations due to conflict of interest with the board and need help in how... Read more »
Non-profits don't have owners. They a board of directors and officers. When you applied for the EIN you listed yourself as a responsible party that can be changed by filing a form 8822-B or by filing Form 990.
You can't establish a non-profit under your SSN so you may have an...Read more »
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