I heard that I might deduct my rent if I traded on behalf of a partnership that I own. Any thought are appreciated.
Your partnership status does not inherently give you any ability to deduct rent from your taxes. The particulars of your home office, combined with your corporate structure, can do this. In any event, this is a question for your tax preparation professional.See question
I want to sell the stickers in stores and online; I have not seen the same design (with the same number) after searching online.
It's potentially possible, yes. However, just because you did not find anything with your search does not mean that the design is not already in use or not already registered. Or that it is even actually registrable, depending on the actual design and usage of the mark. Consult a trademark attorney for further guidance.See question
I have been selling my Pip-Boy for the past 8 months to friends and the past 2 months online. Recently Zenimax has taken out a trademark for Pip-Boy 15 days ago. Can I still sell my item since I had it designed and documented sales before the trad...
The Pip-Boy name has been used by Bethesda since 1997, when the original Fallout was released. There is no such thing as a Pip-Boy in the real world. It only exists in the fictional universe created for the Fallout series. And they've been making real-world versions since Fallout 3 was released in 2008 -- in fact, I've got one in my storage unit that game with the special edition of the game.
What you are doing is clearly and intentionally infringing on Bethesda/ZeniMax trademarks. If they find out, they will come after you and it will not go well for you. You would do well to immediately cease selling and making knock-off Pip-Boys. Come up with a better business plan that does not involve taking advantage of the hard work of other people.See question
Kids skip school to get on the servers, play on other devices during school hours, etc. there is nothing to stop them from setting up a new account if parents shut one down
Sure there is. It's called good parenting. And I don't think you know what delinquency actually is if your main concern is kids playing Minecraft on their phones at school. In any event, you have no grounds for a lawsuit here, and you'd be laughed out of court and possibly sanctioned for a frivolous lawsuit if you tried.
Be an adult. Control your children, take away their devices, ground them, do whatever it is you need to do. They are children. You are the adult. Teach them some responsibility, before they become REAL delinquents (i.e. actual criminals. What you're describing is just kids being kids.)See question
I want to get into the e-sports/professional gaming scene and I wanted to know if there any legal problems when it comes to the nickname that I have (a comic book character). In other words, will I get sued if I enter a big tournament and the comp...
In theory, it's possible. If you were good enough to win prize money at e-sports (highly doubtful, in most cases), and you had a name like xxSEPHIROTHxx or [pR0]M4r10_Lu1G1 or something like that, yes, you could theoretically face blowback from the trademark holders. Some tournaments will not let you use these kinds of names.
Odds are it's a non-issue, but I guarantee you that people in the e-Sports community will make fun of you for having an unoriginal handle. The odds are already stacked against you -- don't compound them. Come up with something original.See question
back in febuary of this year my cousin added his bank card to my xbox live account for purchasing a gold membership!! fast forward to today, apparently xbox automaticly enrolled his card in auto pay and stored it automaticly as a payment method!! ...
1) If you have a warrant out, you need a criminal defense lawyer ASAP. Don't say anything more on the internet.
2) There's always more to the story when it comes to "unauthorized purchases" on a game console. Considering that Xbox (both 360 and One) has had parental controls that can disable purchasing through the Xbox store, and has had them for some time. In fact, just going off of memory, you are required to select what kind of purchases you allow either on initial setup for the XBOne or the first time you access the store, I can't remember which. So it's a little hard to believe that the story went down exactly as you say it did.
3) If you read this far, go back up and read the part about consulting a criminal defense attorney. Now. Not later. You can and will go to jail if you don't handle this properly.
i allowe other players to use my Game of War account and then after some bad and nasty things were said I took control of my account back! One individual is stating she is going to call her CC company and the police and state she didn't place the...
Why is it always terrible pay2win browser games that always end up with questions like this on Avvo?
In nearly every game's EULA it states that you are responsible for your account security. In every game whose developers I've represented, and every MMO that I've ever worked on, the TOS or EULA had this clause. It's now your mess to clear up with the credit card company. Of course, like most things involving terrible pay2win games like this, it's usually an empty threat. Here's a simple pro tip: Don't give out your account information to other players.See question
I have been throwing around the idea of creating a sort of trivia game for mobile devices and creating 2D cartoon versions of characters from movies, games, or other subjects for the games visual art. Can I legally create cartoon versions...
Nope. Based on your description here, you'd be infringing both the copyrights and trademarks of the games/movies in question.See question
EXAMPLE: WIN PS4 Enter now for $1
That's a transparent attempt at an illegal lottery. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Consult a gaming attorney, because you could face serious criminal and civil penalties if you do the wrong thing here.See question
We are producing a board game with a set number of cards of which there are 100+. Out of those 100 cards, we have about 10 ubiquitous/famous names on cards, ranging from actors, corporations and professional sports leagues. Without going into ...
Sounds very fact specific, based on the very limited details that you've provided. You'll need to consult with a gaming industry IP attorney to look over your specific scenario and give you targeted advice and counsel. There's no way anyone can say for certain without more information (for which you'll need to pay an attorney).See question