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We've been in business since 2014 under the name "Yotpo"

We've been in business since 2014 under the name "Yotpo" within the digital advertising field. We registered a trademark for our name in April 2017. We were recently sent a cease and desist letter by another company based in Israel using the same name Yotpo, for a marketing company. They claim first use in commerce in 2012, however their US incorporation document says Feb 2015. Do we have any protection here, and how should we respond to the letter they sent us.

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Andrew Townsend

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My product is complementary (although it may wrongly be

My product is complementary (although it may wrongly be perceived as competing with) two companies. Can I state their products' names in my own advertising? Something like this:"[My Product] allows you to upload [Their Product] to the cloud and in just a few seconds"(Their product is a registered mark)Also, beyond the legal aspect -- what is the business / ethical aspect in that regard? Is it common practice to ask for permission, or not necessarily? (I prefer not, of course)

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Maverick

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Complicated situation, but looking for insight regarding a

Complicated situation, but looking for insight regarding a business legal matter. I own a Marketing company in Charlotte, NC. One of our clients has purchased a digital marketing plan. They asked us to re-do their logo completely (same concept/layout) but from scratch, new font, updated symbol, etc. All of this was done in Photoshop. We also did 2 billboard designs for them, using the updated logo that we designed for them and also altered specifically for the billboards. For the notes: We provide graphic design, web development/design, seo, ppc-advertising, etc. Heres the story....Another graphic design company (who did my clients logo 7 years ago) took a photo of the billboards that my company designed, and posted it to their marketing profile on Facebook to promote their services with the caption " You never know where your work will end up" ...well, my problem is that they had zero involvement with designing the billboards (including the logo version on the billboard). My client is now upset with us for requesting the other marketing company to take it off their business profile. We are not okay with our competitors using our marketing materials to promote their services. Please provide some insight. We want to handle and explain this properly to our client, who is very upset because he wanted that marketing firm to have some "recognition" for work they did 7 years ago, but as stated above, the billboards and todays version of the logo is not any part of their work. Thank you in advance.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Doctoral Degree

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The question is about secretarial/administration duties for

The question is about secretarial/administration duties for a nonprofit organization. I would appreciate some thoughts on what would be the most appropriate/advantageous/normal solution to perform such duties: a) a secretary role in the board, b) a secretary hired full time job c) outsource to a company specialized in office stuff.Also, where to look for specialized people/companies and where to find a template for requiremenents specification for such a job to be used in an open tender?

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BusinessResourceLaw

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JD

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I live in Montana. I am a licensed clinical social worker

I live in Montana. I am a licensed clinical social worker and I run my private practice as a PLLC. My husband is a computer engineer. We want to form a company that will create neurofeedback games and apps, interactive educational software, and virtual reality software. Our prospective business partner is a fine artist. As such, we are not providing direct medical or clinical services, and my role in the company is not to provide any direct clinical services to anyone. My role is to demonstrate how the software should be created in order to be of the highest value to the end-users, which would be clinicians and their clients. The company that makes the neurofeedback headset we will be programming for does not advertise the headset as a medical device. The software and apps are therapeutic in nature, but since I'm not providing direct therapeutic service, it seems to me that the best business model for us is a member managed LLC. Is this correct, or do we need to form a PLLC? Thank you!

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Damien Bosco

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We are a Texas LLC entertainment company that booked a show

We are a Texas LLC entertainment company that booked a show at a Texas theatre. The theatre recommended a local publication for advertising. After speaking with the ad representative by phone, we forwarded a copy of the ad requesting pricing. We got a verbal price over the phone and said that sounded workable. We asked to run the ad for a particular edition of the publication.Unbeknownst to us, the paper began running the ad in every subsequent edition sending bills to the theatre instead of us. By the time we discovered the situation, the publication had run the ad three times and directed the bill to us.The publication claims we authorized the ads - even though we have no contract or insertion order. There was zero paperwork. And having once been in the ad agency business, I can tell you this is completely unheard of in that industry and legitimate media outlets.Meanwhile, after much back and forth, the sales rep said okay, just pay us for the one ad. To which we requested a corrected invoice to reflect the agreed sum. No such invoice was ever sent. Instead, they continue to bill us for all three ads - plus late fees - and have turned it over to a collection agency.Today, they again say, "just send us the one payment" - yet refuse to send a revised invoice. What can we do about this?

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LawTalk

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Juris Doctor

37,730 satisfied customers
BBVA Compas Bank gave me higher than their advertised CD

BBVA Compas Bank gave me higher than their advertised CD interest rate. They also waived for me early withdraw penalty. They gave me these in writing. They kept their words for one term. But then at the time of maturity, they automatically renewed my CDs at a much lower rate without informing me. When I withdrew 2 of my 4 CDs they withdrew the higher rate CDs and kept the lower rate CDs active. I found these out later.It is true that Banks, generally do automatic renewal of the CDs to whatever the rate is at that time. But in my case since they gave me special rate and special term, treating my account as special case. Therefore, I claimed that BBVA should have gotten my written permission for the renewal of the CDs to a lower rate. I had the opportunity to get the higher rate at CaptialOne bank had I known that my CDs are being renewed automatically at a much lower rate. I have documents to prove these. I did not know that they renewed my CDs at lower rate.But BBVA is saying, they do not need my written permission to renew the CDs. My argument: BBVA can't treat my my CDs as their generic way of handling CDs (automatic renewal) because they already broke the norm and agreed to gave me special rate and special term. Therefore, their generic process is null and void.Do I have a case?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Doctoral Degree

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I intend to operate a peer to peer RV consignment rental

I intend to operate a peer to peer RV consignment rental platform through the internet simular to www.rvrent.com or www.outdoorsey.co. How may I obtain proper liability and commercial RV insurance as an affiliate to ensure both the contingent owners and renters are properly insured?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Doctoral Degree

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I have a question regarding eCommerce legalities when it

I have a question regarding eCommerce legalities when it comes to dropshipping.I recently added several products to my online eCommerce store, using Aliexpress (a Chinese wholesale) as my Supplier. My supplier provided me with product pictures, which I then used on my site + advertisment.I recently found out that customers were complaining I used pictures from a different company, and contacted the company. I subsequently realized that the pictures the supplier gave me WERE indeed from a different company, so I removed the products + advertisments.In an effort to get ahead of this thing, what is the best avenue to take here, in case this company contacts me?I'm in Canada by the way, and the company is an American company.Thanks,

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Doctoral Degree

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