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If i own an automotive business in Delaware- The law states

If i own an automotive business in Delaware- The law states plasti dip can be sold and used in Delaware as long as the seller isnt receiving compensation for applying it. Silly law. But basically, I can sell plasti dip. I can even plasti dip any car I want, no paint booth needed. But if I get PAID to plasti dip someones car, now its illegal due to VOC regulations.My question is this- if I sell plasti dip at inflated prices, and advertise FREE install with purchase of 5 gal of product... is this a legal grey area? Technically being paid for the product... not the install.

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We are a small company selling on Amazon.com on the

Hi,We are a small company selling on Amazon.com on the Internet. We want to have a professional to help us incorporate a policy-friendly offshore company in Delaware in the US and handle the taxes issue for us every year. We will pay for these.OUR SITUATION:We are based in mainland China, we want to register an LLC offshore company in Delaware in the US to conduct our Amazon.com on-line selling business, we will sell all over the country in different states in the US. Our product is tangible. As Amazon has customer all over the USA, some people in Delaware could buy our products through Amazon.The owner of this new company will be two Chinese individuals (NOT USA citizens). We will operate the business in mainland China, we will have our office, staff, here in mainland China. We will not have any employees/staff in the USA, no office in the USA, no any other real estates in the USA. Some of our inventory will be shipped to and stored in the USA located warehouse which belongs to Amazon. Amazon has many different warehouse in different states in the USA, they may store our cargos in any states as they want.We are a company of 6 years old already here in mainland China, we will run this new company in the USA as a long term business.We expect our sales to be: USD10,000/month for the first 12 months, and USD15,000 for the second year. We expect that we will spend 30% or more of our sales revenue as advertising fees on Amazon (these fees will be spent on Amazon.com). You could see that the sales volume for this new company is small, we do not want to make the sales of this company big, we have other companies. We establish this company for running the advertisement on Amazon.com for us, meanwhile, it will sell some products.We will use the http://www.payoneer.com to collect all our Payment for the sales on Amazon. We are not sure how we will pay the advertisement fees to Amazon.com, probably by credit card or by the same account on http://www.payoneer.comWHAT WE EXPECT FOR THIS NEW COMPANY:We are considering to register an offshore company in Delaware because quite some people suggest this, as they say that Delaware is policy-friendly for such Internet business.From our point of view, we want to register a suitable company for our type of business in a policy-friendly state in the USA, what we need is:1. Less startup fees and annual fees2. Tax efficiency (pay less tax as possible)OUR QUESTIONS ARE:We want to know if our plan above is the best for our type of business: meanwhile, any comments for the below four questions would be appreciated:1. Is an offshore LLC type company in Delaware in the USA good for this?2. What amount of taxes do you expect that we should pay for this every year? As you know our expected sales volume already, also you know our minimum expected expenses.3. As we will use http://www.payoneer.com to collect all our payment, do we still need to open a bank account in the USA? If we do not need, this will be good, as we want to make everything as simple and easy as possible.If you know anyone who can offer services for our startup registration and handling the taxes issue for us in the coming years. Please feel free to tell us.Thanks a lot!Allen

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Recently I won a contest, and will receive my prizes in 8 to

Recently I won a contest, and will receive my prizes in 8 to 10 weeks. I have never won this big of contest before, and in the rules it says this about Publicity:Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant'sconsent for Sponsor and its designees to use entrant's name, likeness, prize information,city and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without furtherconsiderationI live in West Virginia. It says accept where prohibited, so where in the US is this prohibited? Wasn't sure what type of lawyer to ask about this. Does this mean they can use my picture etc all over media if allowed by my state?

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I have a legitimate LLC in the state of TN, in the wedding

I have a legitimate LLC in the state of TN, in the wedding industry. We have started a bridal show with a charity nexus. We are awarding a couple with financial help in planning their wedding. Are we able to receive cash gifts, sponsorships, as long as we do not indicate it is a donation?? (it will be reported as income to the business of course and applicable sales tax and revenue claimed as well) I inquired of one CPA regarding the benefit to the "sponsor" and he advised that a sponsor may still be able to deduct it as a legitimate "marketing expense". is this accurate? if yes, this may allow for better funding of the event until such time as we can get our "non-profit" filed.JA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?Customer: Originally it was going to be my business presenting "Brides On A Budget Expo", I reserved a name with the State of TN as a for profit, but I am re-thinking my plan. I have not pursued the EXPO as the separate entity. I'm tossed about what to doJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not sure

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If I launch a product in the same industry as my current

If I launch a product in the same industry as my current employer, can they sue me for the trademark by arguing that I developed the idea while I was their employee?

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A person who is part of an informal running group is

A person who is part of an informal running group is planning a long-distance relay run involving volunteers whereas they want to bring attention to a political issue by hand delivering documents outlining their cause to a government office in Washington DC. They plan to have a relay of runners handing off the documents as they go from New York City to Washinton DC. Do they need to get any permits or make any notifications to any agency or towns they plan to run through? The relay run maybe just a handful of people, but anyone can join at any time or place so the organizers have little or no control of who or how many take part. Any known requirements or suggestions?

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I have no signed contract but took another business on a

I have no signed contract but took another business on a trial 3 mth period to place their stock into my business & I would collect 15% commission. I now want them to leave as it usn"t working out. She has done some advertising at her expense & says I will have to pay her for this. Where do I stand.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: QueenslandJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She has placed a sign on the side of my building (as big as mine) as though this id her business as well.

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Trademark question, I trademarked our business name. We

Trademark question, I trademarked our business name. We started use the business name as our clohting line name as well so we trademarked the name as clothing brand name. Now we trademarked as clothing line brand name, do we still need to keep the service mark of our business name for any kind of protection?

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As an insurance broker is it OK to help a business with

As an insurance broker is it OK to help a business with their marketing and ask to be their broker for this service and receive commissions? The commission would not be given back directly to the business but be spent on their marketing services such as advertisement costs. If not, is there a way around this such as the insurance broker uses their own funds from a specific account and does not touch the commissions coming from the insurance policy.This would be for states CA, TX, NY, FL, IL.

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