Joleen Hughes’s Answers

Joleen Hughes

Seattle Business Attorney.

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  1. Is there anything I can do legally about someone creating profiles of me on web sites like Myspace and Facebook.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Joleen Hughes
    2. Oscar Michelen
    2 lawyer answers

    On Facebook, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Terms" link and read it. It provides information on how you can address the situation you describe above. Under the current Terms link that is current as of todays date (May 9, 2009), Facebook's policy provides under Section 4 "Registration and Account Security" that: "You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission." In Section...

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  2. I am trying to start a business that would include using professional sport team logos. How do I obtain proper license.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Kurt Van Thomme
    2. Joleen Hughes
    3. Clark AD Wilson
    3 lawyer answers

    Depending on the league, you need to get permission from the team itself. Sometimes you will have to get permission directly from the sports league. If you plan to use a sports league logo as well (NBA, MLB etc.) you'll need to get permission from the league. Ordinarily, you'll have to sign a trademark license and supply samples of the way you use the logo for their approval. Certain uses will not be permitted. The easiest way to find out how to get a license for a particular team is...

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  3. Is an email address covered under personal information?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Joleen Hughes
    1 lawyer answer

    Have you checked to see if the website has a terms of use or privacy policy posted? Usually these are at the bottom of the page, and link to a legal policy that describes how and what they do with your personal information. You may have also "clicked" and accepted the same sort of terms of use/privacy policy agreement when you signed up for or registered for the website or a product or service on the website. The answer to your question "do they have the right to do so" really depends....

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  4. Can an employer hold up a non-compete agreement if they are forcing you to take a pay cut?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Joleen Hughes
    1 lawyer answer

    With any agreement, the devil is in the details. It depends on your non-compete, and what it covers and also what your job description and duties are. An example is this: if you are a new product tester for Coke and you get offered a position as a new product tester for Pepsi, you could possibly violate your non-compete if the agreement precluds you from taking a job (usually for a period of time between 1-3 years) with a competitive company. Pepsi and Coke are obvious competitive...

  5. I want to start a business using a website to showcase my photos.....

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Joleen Hughes
    1 lawyer answer

    It is always good to create a business entity to work under, and what type of entity largely depends on your financial situation and overall accounting strategy. Operating under a business entity provides you with certain protections and shields that you won't get if you operate on your own. You want to check in your own jurisdiction to see what types of business licenses you might need (state, city) and what types of busienss registrations you need to file for tax purposes. You will...