We are a New Jersey based company. We have been designing
Hello:We are a New Jersey based company.We have been designing manufacturing and importing home goods products from China and selling them directly to end users via Amazon. We never used any other sales channel (except %2 via Ebay, so no need to mention)Our products are wall shelves, assembly required desks, home organization products, home decoration products.We never branded our products before, Amazon is a free market place and you can sell your products with no brand by simply listing as Example: “Stainless Steel Kitchen Wall Shelf”Now we want to brand our products and open up them to retail stores in USA. I came up with DwellDecor name, I already purchased the domain name.However would it be a matter of trade-dress infringement? Can consumers easily be confused with my company and Dwell magazine?. Dwell may simply own the space when it comes to home decor due to market dominance and use of that name.Dwell is a well-known home design and décor magazine, they also sell home décor/design products, recently they had an agreement with Target stores, Target stores will see Dwell branded products.Considering my explanation here, would it be risky to invest on DwellDecor name?
Just one moment while I type it out. So I own a cleaning
Hello Pearl, yes! :) Just one moment while I type it out. So I own a cleaning business and we recently let go of one of the independent contractors we work with and no longer provide them with work (unreliable, bad performance etc). This particular contractor still has the keys to one of our clients homes. I have repeatedly tried contacting her via text, email and phone over the past week and have received no responses at all. Completely ignored. I do not want to have to file a police report or treat this as theft, but am unsure of what to do. How would you proceed?JA: What state are you in? And have you consulted a local attorney?Customer: For reference I am based in DC, but we also serve Maryland and Virginia. She lives in Virginia and our home office is in D DC I have not yet but am strongly considering it.JA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?Customer: Nothing officially filed yet. Just several polite texts asking for her to send or mail it back, and that she will be fully reimbursed.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That should be all, thank you. Ok thank you.
I am a member of an informal startup. Meaning there is
I am a member of an informal startup. Meaning there is nothing in writing, just an agreement to start a company with I as the technical guy, and a friend and co-worker (we both have day jobs) as Marketing.No money has been invested. No product has been produced.So far he has not done any marketing. He is mostly interested in the design of the website I am have worked on. I have put in about 150 hours on it (I am a professional web developer by day)But it has become clear to me that he is not the person I want to be in business with.I want to terminate the relationship now before it goes any further.He gave me the title of CEO. He did not ask for any title. No money has been invested.I want to exit this gracefully. I do think the basic concept has merit. It is not an original idea. It's more like an Uber-X idea. So there is no real intellectual property other than the code that I have written.We have used a domain of mine that I offered as I thought it would fit. But there is no traffic. Just a "Under Construction" site.The major thing I want to avoid is that if I do end up being successful, he does not come back later and say it was his idea. To be specific, we are creating a better Project Management Site similar to Asana.We have a logo, but it's not an important property, and is not original.No copyright's have been put on any code or properties.Again, I want to exit this gracefully. I would like to just tell him that am going to get married soon, and I don't feel I am able to properly contribute at this time.The only thing I don't want to give up is the domain name (Rihisi.com). Again, I came up with the name several years ago for a different site. But I did offer to let it be used for the business and we started using this name.But I am sure I could come up with a different domain if that was necessary.What would be the best way to terminate this relationship?
Aside from tax considerations, are there any negative
Aside from tax considerations, are there any negative consequences of gifting stock vs. selling for nominal amount?In my experience when a person wants to transfer all of the stock of his company to say, his children, they would normally use a nominal amount, such as $1, received in exchange. For certain reasons in my case the transfer of even nominal dollar sum is undesirable. Instead I want to purely gift the stock of my corporation to my relative. Of course the FMV of the company is 0, it does not have any assets, so we are not talking about tax implications. Are there any potential problems purely from contractual, business, corporate law point of view?
Law Educator, Esq. ONLY Can I only put my motion to set
Law Educator, Esq. ONLYGood day,Can I only put my motion to set aside and reconsideration on the appellate record and leave out the objection motion? I like how I argued the issues on the motion to set aside better. I already copied the page I want them to see on the objection motion as an appendix in the brief. what do you think?
This question is for the State of DE. I would like to
Hi,This question is for the State of DE.I would like to establish a skilled gaming online tournament company in DE.According to this model, end users are paying money to start a mobile video game and the person who wins gets to collect his/her share of the pool money.It is important to mention that the winning is based on the end user's skill and not the "luck of the draw".Here is a narrative:Each game objective and tournament has a fixed buying ‘cost' for each player. Thus, a pool of money is established around every objective. Winnings are automatically distributed depending on the tournament model. Then, winners can choose to either cash out or move to the next level using winnings in higher stake challenges. These are unlocked as the player makes progress and gains in gametournament experience.Do I need a special license or permit for this venture in the State of DE? Does it fall under the "lottery license and permit" in DE even this is not a luck but rather A SKILLED video/mobile game?Please clarify.Thanks!