We are wondering if we need to copyright the idea, If so, we are looking ofr a local copyright attorney in the Modesto, Stockton, Sacramento or Tri-Valley area of CA.
Depending on what the tag is it may qualify for a patent. If the tag has a name (same or different from your tradename/name of company) you can apply for a trademark. I see no "artistic creation" in the tag that would qualify for copyright, and in no event can "ideas", alone, be protected (other than as trade secrets which does not appear to apply here.)See question
Say that my partner and I are in the process of building a website, but this will be a very long process (maybe 2-3 years before it becomes usable). We want to start an LLC to keep things separate for business. In the beginning, we will not make m...
The reason it is called the "minimum" franchise tax is that it is not linked to income.See question
Since this is the very first round of funding and my only investor at the moment, does it make sense to give up 50% for 500K?
You are asking a business question, not a legal question.
If you're doing all this without a CPA to advise, you're making a very big mistake.
If you are issuing securities for half a million dollars without an attorney you are making a very big mistake.
Not everything in life is a do it yourself project, and this isn't one of them ... by a long shot.
Agreement what can I do to effectively get paid back? Garryb@sbcglobal.net
The statute of limitations on a written agreement is 4 years from the date of breach. Getting "paid back" is not the same as getting a judgment. You may wish to file in small claims court but the limit is $10,000, not $18,000. You will be in court more quickly and without lawyers and if the debtor doesn't even have $10,000 it's a consideration. If you sue in Superior Court, technically it can be done without a lawyer,, but it isn't so simple. In either event, a court judgment doesn't produce money from an unwilling or insolvent debtor/defendant/judgment debtor.See question
I hired a criminal lawyer and prepaid for his services through jury trial for my fiancée's defense. This lawyer backed out during pretrial but refuses to refund any money. In dire need of the refund so I could hire a new lawyer, I complained to t...
I am not in a rush to turn lawyers in to the State Bar, but if what you say above about the lawyer is in writing you should consider filing a complaint with the State Bar about conduct and a second complaint with the State Bar about fees. Your new lawyer will deal with the prejudice at the trial court - a question of strategy beyond the scope of an Avvo answer.See question
all. I've been doing all of the footwork and legal forms as he didn't file a response to the summons and I've been shot down by the judge so far when attempting to assist at 2 hearings. ie: yelp self-help no finances for lawyer
Your friend may need a conservator or a guardian if they cannot understand the concept of a lawsuit. You cannot act as a lawyer - it's just not allowed.See question
I AM STARTING A BUSINESS WHERE I WILL BUY 100% AUTHENTIC BRAND NAME WATCHES AND SUNGLASSES WITHIN THE US. ALL ITEMS WILL HAVE PRICE TAGS ,ORGINAL BOX ,UPC NOS. I WANT TO START SELLING THE PRODUCTS TO THIRD PARTY. I WILL HAVE THE RECEIPTS FOR MY P...
It is not as simple as you imagine. Buying authentic "grey market" items and distributing them commercially could end you in litigation, and I suspect you cannot or will not independently verify that the "authorized" dealers" are in fact authorized. Be carefulSee question
A fraudulent $250,000 lien was attached to my home by my ex-husband through a Delaware Corporation he was involved with. He recorded it WITHOUT the Principal's permission and the corporation went defunct. The former Principal refuses to sign a No...
You need to file a quiet title action regarding your property and a "slander of title" action in the same lawsuit against your ex spouse.See question