My ex-partners offered me %20 of the company shares when we started to build up a web start-up. There was a contract but we never signed because of 2 reasons below:
1_) We knew each other long time ( i used to work for them as an independent contractor )
2_) Website structure and payment system changed twice so revenue calculation changed as well.
Long story short; I tried to get my compensation from these people and we couldn't agree on the payment. and suddenly they took whole website from the server we had used to another server in NYC. Website is live and all those design, coding etc is mine! I have the source files.
I applied for US COPYRIGHT 45 days ago and its pending.
How can i stop them using my intellectual properties ?
By the way website makes about 10k /mont