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  • How do I get the title In my name now? Is there a form the seller needs to fill out to correct this error?

    I just purchased a car and the seller signed the title in the buyer space, realized they made the mistake and then signed in the correct spot. So the same name is signed in both the buyer and seller spots now.

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    The previous answer is correct, but I'm adding that you need to just recognize that flexibility and patience may be needed. You'll be working with people to fix this and it may be no problem at all, or they may act like you are trying to get away with a federal crime. Government bureaucracies work, or don't work, too often based on your attitude and that of the bureaucrat you are working with. If you are lucky, you'll go to the window, the person there will look at it, say it's no problem, and away you go. But the person may instead tell you that you need to fix it in a way that is unpredictable, or in a worst-case scenario, that it's all wrong and now you'll have to have a pardon from Governor Abbott...if so, politely ask for the supervisor and ask what you need to do.

    But it will probably all work out without too much fuss.

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  • Would I need any license to sell online? Is it legal to print on a Gildan or Hanes t-shirt and sell them?

    So I am starting an online business on a social media website like Facebook or instagram and I have some questions. Would I need any type of license to sell online any of my products or to sell online in general in the state of Texas? Also would i...

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    Generally, selling online is like selling anywhere. If you buy all your shirts from Hanes, print original artwork on them, and sell them, you are probably good to go.

    There are rules in many cities about running businesses in your home, so that may be an issue. You'll also want to set up an LLC or something similar to use as a business entity.

    Best to visit with a local IP/business attorney to help you. There are lots of us that are close.....

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  • Does it need approval when following a reference photo in drawing a basil?

    Hello to all lawyers and professionals. I just want to consult the current situation of my friend. He designed a Trade Dress, and at the very first step he did was to look for ideas on the web. He know the look of a basil, but preferred to follow ...

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    If the new creation is recognizable as a derivative work, you are effectively copying the work. The copyright of a derivative works are still controlled by the original creator. You'll want to visit with one of us and let us look at the old, the new, and how you got there.

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  • We want to sell it but need to legally establish ownership and legal authenticity

    My husband has the original movie manuscript that was written about J. P. Richardson aka The Big Bopper. He was my husbands Uncle. It had a temp. Copy write put on it and the production company is no longer in existence and one of the two writers ...

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    You first need to first figure out if your copy is legally yours. It may be that you are good to sell right now. And if not, then you need to figure out who owns it. Pretty sweet deal, but it may be a pretty price to figure it all out. Good luck!

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  • Should I apply for a trademark?

    I will be selling t-shirts with an original phrase and a design to go along with it. The phrase is the more important component. Should I protect this in some way?

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    Designs are generally protected by copyright, and "original phrases" are usually not registrable. If you have a line of shirts that you develop and use a mark to designate the source of your shirts, like Fruit of the Loom, and put the mark on the tag, then you have a mark that you can register.

    The good thing about trademark work is that any one of us, located anywhere, can do this work for you. What I strongly suggest is that you do not use a cut-rate online service, because these kinds of registrations are difficult enough even for good attorneys, and use of a cheap Internet-based service with nameless attorneys will screw it up.

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  • If it is desirable enough, can you license intellectual property that is still patent pending?

    My attorney is finishing up the provisional application for my intellectual property and I will be patent pending soon. I know exactly which company I will license the first patent to and how to market it. Is there precedence for licensing/assigni...

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    Absolutely. Pretty common, actually.

    Without knowing anything else, I'd strongly suggest a full non-provisional patent. A provisional patent is less respectable by potential licensees, and less likely to be worthwhile. Way too often, provisional patent holders come to my office and want a non-provisional, and we have to start over, because details were not disclosed in the provisional. Do it right the first time.

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  • How does the IRS value donations to charitable organizations of licenses to use intellectual property?

    I sell a marketing and fund-raising plan/strategy for Christian non-profits. I actually license it per unique visitor to their website or per person they apply it to on their supporter list. I would like to begin donating it to non profi...

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    Generally speaking, documents filed with the IRS are considered accepted unless some red flag suggests that it is wrong, at which time there is some sort of audit.

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  • An unknown bankruptcy was filed while I was trying to evict a tenant, what do I do?

    I filed a lawsuit in early January to evict a tenant. A couple days after I filed the lawsuit the tenant called me and stated that he had filed a bankruptcy in the last week of December. I am going to wait until the bankruptcy is over before I c...

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    This is a painful process. I'd work with a local bankruptcy attorney to lift the stay and aggressively work to get him out if he's not paying. If you haven't been given a case number, then I'd check and make sure that your tenant is telling the truth. For all you know, he's lying.

    If you aren't aggressive about this, the sly tenant will wiggle around, and play games, and will stay free in your home for months and months. There is no short-cut to this process but to hire an attorney who knows how to handle the matter properly in the bankruptcy court...if a bankruptcy case has even been filed.

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  • Do i have any other option than bankruptcy?And is there any Lawyers that would recommend suing the city?

    Was incarcerated wrongfully for 2yrs. Won my appeal And within that time my house was vacant.The city of Bristol(mayor Ken Cochkayne) who happens to live 1 house away had my house demolished and am being sued for that,taxes and att.fees.Along w. M...

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    Depending on the reason for the incarceration and the details, you might contact Project Innocence and see if they can help. Suing cities is not easy. This is a litigation issue, and most attorneys are not going to see it as a winning case.

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