Shirley Kim’s Answers

Shirley Kim

Irvine Contracts / Agreements Lawyer.

Contributor Level 6
  1. Do i have to share royalties?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Shirley Kim
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Bartley F Day
    4. Michael Avanesian
    5. Ivan Jose Parron
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    Well, the most basic answer based on what you described would be no. However, the more realistic answer is that you probably will end up paying him something. No one does anything for free in this industry. And my major cause for concern for you is that you don't seem to have anything in writing with your producer outlining all the terms of your record production (e.g. mixing,engineering, recording) and what kind of compensation and/or points he is getting, if any. My best advice to you is...

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  2. I want to trade mark a word/logo for a clothing line, but a battery company is using the word i want to use. can i still use it?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Shirley Kim
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Richard Straussman
    4. Mark Joseph Guay
    4 lawyer answers

    Trademarks are used to protect the names, symbols and slogans used to differentiate products and services. The main crux is to avoid confusion in the same "stream of commerce" based upon sight, sound and meaning. In your scenario, you want to make a clothing line with the word "aeternus" while there is an existing company out there with a trademark for the same name but used in the field of batteries. So, while batteries and clothing are not in the same stream of commerce and there should...

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  3. Can I change or add something to my Corporate name without having to create a whole new corporation?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Shirley Kim
    3. Andrew Kevin Jacobson
    3 lawyer answers

    You can see my article below that explains how to amend your articles of incorporation to change your corporation name with the Secretary of State. As for your second question, I believe you are talking about a loan modification? His house loan mod would not affect your corporation.

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  4. How do i make my file sharing site legal and keep myself protected from litigation

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Kevin Jacobson
    2. Shirley Kim
    3. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    4. Maurice N Ross
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague, a simple answer is not what you are looking for to protect yourself in this field. If you are actively working in that arena, you must know of all the litigation that occurs with file sharing sites. There are so many considerations you will have to keep in mind, such as disclaimers and procedures to name a few. I strongly advise you to find a local attorney that is skilled in this area of law and make that person your new best friend. You are going to need...

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  5. I had an LLC in Oklahoma, but moved to CA and applied for a CA LLC and will be using the same FEIN. Is this okay?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Kenneth Morrow
    2. Robin Mashal
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    4. Shirley Kim
    4 lawyer answers

    As my colleagues have stated clearly, if you are closing down the OK LLC, then the affiliated FEIN will also go away with the LLC. When you apply for the new CA LLC, then you would apply for a new EIN.

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  6. How much would a lawyer charge for this?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Alan Shimokaji
    2. Bruce E. Burdick
    3. Shirley Kim
    4. Matthew David Cote'
    5. Ivan Jose Parron
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    Without knowing the particular details of your situation, to write a simple inquiry letter should not take more than an hour of time. Most attorneys bill in tenths of an hour, so depending on the attorney's rate, you can probably expect to pay at least $100. Keep in mind that if there are complications or more research by the attorney needs to be done that will take more time, that rate will go up. If you can afford it, having your letter professionally drafted and sent by an attorney does...

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  7. Use of image or likeness

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Kevin Jacobson
    2. Robert Scott Lawrence
    3. Shirley Kim
    4. Michael Alan Shimokaji
    4 lawyer answers

    The right of publicity is the right of an individual to control the commercial use of his or her name, image or likeness. In normal circumstances, to legally use one's name, image or likeness, you must obtain the proper permission. However, John L. Sullivan has been deceased since 1918 and the general rule no longer applies to persons deceased over 70 years. Therefore, the use of his image does not require any permission or licensing.

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  8. Do loan contingencies remain part of a purchase contract until the close of escrow? My sister is purchasing a home in Ca

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frederick Prescott Hayes
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Shirley Kim
    4. James P. Frederick
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    Without looking at the way your sister's exact contract and contingency is worded, generally speaking, a loan-contingency clause states that the offer is contingent upon the buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage in order to complete the transaction. If the buyer can’t get the needed financing, the contingency allows him or her to cancel the transaction and get his or her deposit back. So in your sister's situation, the contingency, unless waived, would remain a part of the contract and if your...

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  9. I am 18 and i want to be a porn star how do i go about getting into the adult industry

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jason Daniel Stone
    2. Oscar Michelen
    3. Shirley Kim
    4. Ivan Jose Parron
    5. Gordon Philip Firemark
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    I don't know that this is a question that requires particular legal knowledge, but you might want to try getting representation by an agent that works in that particular industry. Having a good agent or manager on your side, in my opinion, is essential not only because you can weed through the muck, but they will also protect your interests. I wouldn't want you to become victim to any of those scammers out there who promise fame in this particular industry you are looking to get into (aka...

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  10. Can i copy right my lyrics to a beat that belongs to someone else

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Nicholas Duane Myers
    2. J Scott Scarbrough
    3. Shirley Kim
    3 lawyer answers

    Hi Problem Child, The simple answer to your first above stated question is that you cannot copyright the whole mistape under one work because the majority of songs are to beats that are already famous or already exist under someone else's copyright. Unless you received their license to use their beats, then you would be infringing on their copyright and opening yourself up to legal liability. It would be the same scenario if someone "borrowed" your track or lyrics or beats for their own...

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