"Long story short" posts are ones that aren't really suited for the general Q&A site. You probably need to consult your own lawyer to discuss all these details.
Generally your concerns about a refund for goods pr servoces not received, and the site's ability to suspend anyone's account are 2 different things.
The 1st is basic contract law. If you paid for something, you should get a refund, because the party obligated to perform didn't, so they've breached the contract. Note I write...
No. Taxpayers (including the members of the LLC and the LLC itself) pay tax on income, not on investments. In fact, business expenses can be deducted from and can offset earned income, thus reducing the tax liability.
Your LLC is its own legal entity, with its own legal existence, and it needs to file its own tax return. See a CPA for help with the taxes.
As for the LLC operation, make sure your LLC has a written Operating Agreement complying with CA law and spelling out the LLC members'...
No, no one is entitled to any monopolies on words, and understand that trademark rights are acquired by USE ASSOCIATED WITH GOODS OR SERVICES, not by registration, so someone can't just file applications for a bunch of words they hold to exclude others from using. while it's possible to file "intent to use" applications, there needs to be an actual and imminent intent to use the trademarks.
The use and development of "secondary meaning" in consumers' minds so they think of that specific...
I agree with Attorney Medelsohn, the judge will have to consider any evidence proferred in order to determine whether it's admissible or excludable anyway, and the purpose of a motion in limine is to prevent a jury from hearing mention of something because it could prejudice their views and you can't "unring a bell." In contrast, judges are considered capable of controlling their views.
Arguments to exclude evidence in a bench trial are better expressed in an objection document addressed to...
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If you're going to have full disclosure, you'd get all your "clients" to admit that there's no such thing as a "psychic," you have no ability to foresee the future, you cannot guarantee any predictions in whole or part, and your services are for entertainment value only.
I realize you may not want to state all this, so you could hire a lawyer to draft a disclaimer that's long and legal enough for none of your customers, who desperately want to believe that there is such a thing as a...
Absolutely not. The International Olympic Committee and other organizations own the very valuable Olympics trademarks, which is why you want to use them, and you're quite likely to be sued for trading on their property.
The athletes own the "publicity rights" to their names, likenesses, etc., and anyone who violates those rights by exploiting the athletes' personas is likely to get sued, too. That includes your own illustrations of these athletes.
As good as your organizations' goals may...
To add to my colleagues' good advice, don't think that trademarks have to be exact to be in conflict. The test is whether or not the 2 names are confusingly similar, because consumers need to know the source of the goods or services they're thinking of buying. Adding an s to a word, especially to a famous name like "droid," won't make it clear to any consumers that the names are from different sources.
In general, the 1st word of a multi-word trademark is more important than the 2nd word,...
This sounds like 2 confusingly similar names and thus trademark infringement, and your registration affords you certain presumptions which will help your trademark litigator address this.
But there is no "coupon industry" category, so I wonder exactly what you registered and where and for what -- do you mean a service mark classified under class 35, advertising? You need to see your own TM litigator ASAP.
Hopefully you protected yourself with a copyright registration and/or a WGA registration for the synopsis, treatment, and anything else that's protectible, and a collaboration agreement with your "friend." If you didn't, you and your "friend" could have a dispute about authorship, which already seems to be happening.
Your friend and the production company will both take advantage of you if you let them, so hire your own lawyer ASAP to represent your interests.