Utah Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: If my father has the right to the patientends, but is deceased who can claim them.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Business Law, Internet Law and Patents for Utah on
Answered on Jan 4, 2017

I am sorry to hear about your father's passing.

If your father had rights to the patent (i.e., he did not assign it to his employer, or he has not otherwise sold it or licensed it), then you should treat the patent the same as any other personal property.

Good luck!
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Q: Could I be sued for a board game I created that doesn't have a choking hazard warning if I sold the business?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Gaming and Mergers & Acquisitions for Utah on
Answered on Oct 18, 2016

It's hard to answer your question completely without more information. That being said, if the game is no longer yours to license, and you are merely selling the game wholesale to another seller, then I would suggest an indemnity clause in the purchase contract requiring the seller to assume that liability and to cover any legal fees you may incur in defending against suit in the future. There may be other steps required as well depending on the specifics of your situation.
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Q: Is it illegal in the state of Utah for one motel to call another to drum up business?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Utah on
Answered on Feb 13, 2014

Depending on the method utilized to "drum up business" there may or may not be any liability. There are a number of causes of action that most lawyers would be able to think of depending on what was said and sometimes even how something was said. Damages would be difficult to prove and the attorney's fees would probably be outrageous so the motel losing business would probably never really pursue the claims. If you own or work at the motel that is losing business because of the actions of...

Q: Is the recession of 2007/2008 qualify as a 'justifiable cause' for inability to refinance a deal?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Utah on
Answered on Oct 4, 2013

To appropriately answer this question a lawyer would require a lot of additional information, but generally, justifiable cause is a very funny thing and rarely do two people agree on what it means without established case law that is on point. You will want to have a business lawyer take a look at the contract that you are concerned about, go over the particulars of your situation, and then he or she will give you some guidance. Most lawyers will provide free consultations so if you don't like...

Q: What is the time frame for desertion in a business in utah

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Utah on
Answered on Jun 6, 2013

For purposes of this answer I will assume that the business is simply inactive and that the necessary State filings have not been done. Therefore, you question would be when does the State revoke a business for failure to pay fees. Generally, you have two years before the State will not allow a business entity to be simply renewed with payment of late fees. After that you would have to jump through additional hoops.

A business always needs to be properly dissolved for a variety of...

Q: I am staying in a hotel and the first Morning my husband and I left for the day. When we returned back to the hotel our

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Utah on
Answered on Jun 6, 2013

Unfortunately you are in a difficult situation. Most businesses would not put a customer through an ordeal such as this without an extremely good reason to do so and it sounds as though this business did not have such a reason.

You could certainly hire an attorney to make a demand upon the business for you and you would probably get some money back or an opportunity to stay free in the future (assuming you were willing to do so). Most attorneys would be willing to do this for a small...

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