My husband and his business partner brought me in to create 2 new companies. I created the logos, business names, and the creative content and branding for the products, as well as the website. I did all of this under the understanding that I woul...
Yes, you have rights, but what they are is unclear, You apparently had an implied/oral contract for something, but as is always the case when people don't hire lawyers when starting a project to document exactly what their contract is, they have to fight over it when the parties decide to fight about it and everyone claims ownership and control of everything.
Your contract is so indefinite you will have a hard time enforcing it as to any ownership share in the business, and will likely be relegated to the reasonable value of your services, which you can prove the value of by establishing what you've earned for similar work in the past for other clients.
But as long as you didn't sign anything assigning your rights in the trademarks, trade dress, and other "creative content" to the company, you may still own the IP, with the company being an inplied licensee.
You, as well as your husband, who hopefully has a written contract defining his ownership share, need to see a business/IP litigator ASAP.See question
I got a loan, using my car as collateral earlier this year. My sister however has the car and is refusing to return it to me or assist with bringing the car back to the loan office so I can refinance the loan to keep up with payments.
Getting the car back may require suing your sister for "conversion." or at least seeing if the threat of doing that will make her return it.
As for your loan agreement, no one who hasn't reviewed it can tell you anything meaningful about how to re-negotiate it,See question
They are charging me $59.00 " penalty for not paying for the name plate at the entrance to the condo before it was installed.
You don't want to hire a lawyer for a $59 question. The answer's yes, no reason you can't pay in pennies to annoy them. But as my colleague implicitly suggests, see if the penalty is legit. Have the HOA do the work, and ask them to cite their authority in condor's CC&Rs or Bylaws to see if this penalty's legit.See question
A little back story, I created a joke beer name that people took as promoting rape culture and now I am being personally attacked by several people online. Several have published articles online calling me out by my name and then verbally attacki...
Slander, or its written form, libel, requires a provably false factual statement recognizably about you that causes you damage. As my colleagues, opinions aren't actionable, and neither are statements not recognizably about you, and neither are jokes not meant to taken seriously.
Also, the CDA immunizes the site itself from liability, and individuals may have separate liability, but suing anyone for defamation is expensive., Can you afford such a lawsuit? Do any of these people attacking you have any money to satisfy a judgment? It's often counterproductive, forcing you to repeat and call more attention to the things you wish had never been said/written (do a search for the "Streisane effect"), plus dragging in witnesses to testify as to the damage to your reputation, which has to be "damagable."
No one but your own lawyer reviewing exactly was was written can give you any meaningful information. So see your own slander/libel lawyer for help.See question
I own a 1M dollar home. My wife operated a healthcare business and it is now closed due to financial reasons. However, she personally guaranteed a few loans worth upwards of 300k. She signed my name on those loans without my knowledge and I'm afra...
Since you're being sued, you have very little time to hire a lawyer, but if you don't defend the lawsuit, you'll default and have to spend more time and money un-doing that default, so don't waste any more time on this site, hire a lawyer based on the kind of case this is, which you don't specify.
If it's one of those loans your wife personally guaranteed, see a business litigator ASAP. It will be especially hard to interview several lawyers and hire one this time of year, so don't delay. Your own lawyer can help you strategize about protecting your assets and not exposing yourself to more liability under CA's fraudulent conveyance act.See question
I read that one is excluded for one lump sum inheritance amount?
Read any forms you sign vevy carefully, because when accepting government benefits intended for low-income people, you will be required to sign these forms under oarh, and you could be prosecuted criminally for fraud if you misrepresent your income .See question
Let's say there's a local company officially named "ABC Top Dollar Real Estate Services" that commonly refers to itself as "ABC". Let's say that I am a Realtor and I carry my license with XYZ Realty and I want to start a real estate team under...
1) Probably 2) I doubt it. Trademark is a noiun, not a verb, so you mean "register" a trademark. Bear in mind that there are "common law" non-registered trademarks, so just because there's no registration, doesn't mean another user doesn't have rights acquired by use. 3) No ballpark for anything since any given representation depends on the facts, but a noted by my collegaue, state registrations are often easier than federal ones. Here, when you know there's competition using a confusingly similar as another user when those names are quite generic, you need professoinal help choosing a viable and available trademark. 4) Federal registratoin is more complicated, more expensive from both a USPTO and legal fee standpoint, and much more important, generally. For a local realtor that by definition deals in a local area, that isn't true.
See your own IP lawyer for help.See question
My own photo, taken by my friend with my phone, was stolen off facebook ( considered a copyright infringement) was posted on a shesahomewreckers site with a truckload of lies regarding communicable diseases and my wayward sexual history. This lin...
In CA, imputing a "want of chastity" to a woman or impotency to a man (stunningly old school and sexist though that is, in that women are deemed damaged by their sexuality and men are deemed damaged by their lack of sexuality) is called "slander per se," meaning you don't have to prove actual damages, it's understood that there are damages.
So I'm not sure if it's your "friend" who did this, and who can't satisfy a judgment, but there aren't necessarily the problems with damage as my colleague suggests.
You'll want to see some personal/professional injury/"tort" litigators in your area to discuss all the details of your situation.See question
I called a few lawyers last year but they were too expensive with both my husband & I not working : /. Is is too late to try to find a lawyer to help us this short of notice? Any affordable ones near La Mirada CA?
Your case is going to trial in DAYS, and now you face the task fo trying to find a TRIAL lawyer during a time of year when no one wants to do a lot of work. But that's what you need to do. Find a trial lawyer who loves trying cases, and dislikes the runup of discovery and motions and just likes the thrill of being in trial. They're out there. And affordable in your opinion or not, you're going to have to beg or borrow money to pay them.
Here's the hard reality: not having hired a lawyer, your case isn't prepared. You haven't done the discovery you need to prove or defend your case, and any lawyer you manage to find will be handicapped by your lack of preparedness. There must be SOME merit to your case or defense and to your skills if your case has survived this long, so don't give up. Find a trial lawyer.See question