Hong Shen’s Answers

Hong Shen

Westlake Village Business Attorney.

Contributor Level 13
  1. Trademark in California Help!

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Maurice N Ross
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Robin Mashal
    4. Molly Cristin Hansen
    5. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You can certainly trademark the company name, if that mark has not been registered by someone in the same line of business, which is selling fruits. The phrase is also trademarkable to identify the source of fruits. The way I would do is to do a search first in several databases to make sure these marks are still available. The next step is to file the application with the USPTO. The cost is $325 if filed electronically. Typically it takes several months for the PTO to publish your marks and...

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  2. How do I go about getting an emergency custody order for custody of my son?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Hong Shen
    2. Daniel Kenneth Printz
    2 lawyer answers

    You can try to file an ex parte motion to get a temporary order. In the long run, you have to file a regular OSC to change the custody.

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  3. Can you get a patent if you better an existing idea

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Hong Shen
    2. Gerry J. Elman
    3. Dariush G. Adli
    4. Tracy Jong
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    While I agreed with my colleague's answers, I also want to point out that even if you show your combination does some new things, it is still obvious in the eyes of an examiner if a personal with ordinary skill in the art, for example, a plumber, would have come up with the idea.

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  4. Child Support

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Hong Shen
    2. Rebekah Ryan Main
    2 lawyer answers

    I completely with my colleague's answer. Not paying child support is a serious matter. I would suggest that you contact the department of child support services and let the department take over the case so to avoid headaches from your side.

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  5. Neigbor of rental property doing construction, renter is asking to be compensated with a reduced rent.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Hong Shen
    2 lawyer answers

    There are certain covenants in the lease that you must fulfill. One of them is the covenant of use and quiet enjoyment of the property. In your case, I do not think you have any obligations to reduce rent since the construction is out of your control and is not on your property.

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  6. After a divorce is finalized can my ex take me to court for debt that was not part of the property settlement agreement?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Dorothy G Bunce
    2. Hong Shen
    2 lawyer answers

    If the debt occurred during marriage and it was a community debt, then the court still has jurisdiction and you may have to go back to the court to sort it out. He cannot do it in small claim court but the original family court. The court would want to know the reason the debt was omitted. If it was intentionally concealed then the settlement can be set aside within a certain time limits, according to family code 2122.

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  7. What documents protect my idea BEFORE I get my patent?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ilya I. Libenzon
    2. Thomas Edward Rossmeissl
    3. Hong Shen
    4. Ross Lee Franks Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues that an NDA is definitely a good place to start. However, I would talk to a patent attorney first to see whether you can file a provisional first before you even talk to this investor. I do that for my clients anyway. I have peolple stealing ideas and creating similar business oversea, with an NDA in place of course.

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  8. Both employed but one spouse receives VA Disability Compensation in addition to regular income; considered community property?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Edmund Lee Montgomery
    3. Hong Shen
    3 lawyer answers

    VA disability benefits cannot be characterized as community property. State law is pre-empted. However, that does not mean a court cannot use that benefit to calculate spousal support.

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  9. Can ex wife ask for more child support?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Hong Shen
    2. Ryan Andrew Ellis
    2 lawyer answers

    More facts are needed to answer your questions. Child support is not something carved in stone. Either spouse can go back to court to ask for child support anytime they want to, provided there is a significant change in circumstances. If she is asking for more child support because your husband makes significant more money now, it is ok. Your marriage is not a significant change in circumstances that justifies a change in child support. In all likelihood, your income will reduce child support...

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  10. I graduated from school last year and have not been able to find a job. My ex filed for modification of CS, alleging my income

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Alexander Yomtov
    2. Hong Shen
    3. Abelardo Fernandez
    3 lawyer answers

    Judge can choose to impute your income based on earning capacity. To do that, the other party must prove ability to work, which you have; and most importantly opportunity to work. This must proved with tangible evidence like your resume, job ad, etc. They have to prove payscales as well. You also need to provide evidence to refute it.

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