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  1. OverByte

    Copycat Business Discovered - Any Options?

    A few months ago I started an e-commerce business and it has steadily been growing in sales. I knew it would only be a matter of time before someone tried to sell a similar product (I'm selling a customized product), however I didn't expect someone to also steal my website and advertising copy...
  2. S

    Wich authority/department in Germany do i have to talk to bring a new product on the market?

    Hi, i wanna create an ecstasy Test kit including the supplements you need so you can test your drug and got your supplements for a hangover free and safe trip all in one box. Since this is a pretty risky topic i can't just produce the product and put it out there. Do any of you know an...
  3. drako98

    Building a Free Download Directory Website For Selling Ad Space

    I am looking to start a website that is a free download directory for creative professionals. The site will include all types of free downloads including stock videos, photos, powerpoint templates, photoshop templates, fonts, icons, and much more. What will be different about this website is...
  4. C

    (Complicated) Unpaid Invoice

    Hi everyone Looking for a bit of advice from anyone who knows a lot about the legal side of things or has been in a similar situation to me. I’ll outline the details below A few months back, my digital marketing company conducted a 2 month free trial for a local dental practice. In the initial...
  5. Dennis Kaiyer

    Legal contract for option to purchase with assignment clause

    I see this all the time with people "wholesaling real estate", they find an undervalued house and they tie up the rights of the contract. The "option to purchase" contract allowing them to purchase the real estate by some point in the future. Then they then either find someone to sell it on to...
  6. ZF Lee

    Let's Talk Legal....Exemption Clauses?

    Disclaimer: This ain't legal advice. Consult your lawyer.:) I haven't seen many of them even in my freelance contracts, but a recent business law assignment triggered the issue in my mind. I'm currently studying English Common Law and Malaysian law (where it has provisions that don't need the...
  7. S

    Using 3M's products to improve your own product?

    Hi there, I'm looking to manufacture and release my first product on Amazon, and had a question regarding the legality of things. Essentially I plan to improve an existing product using one of 3M's industrial tapes to give it a stronger hold, and sell that improved product on Amazon. Now by...
  8. _davis_smith

    How to structure without knowing founders' potential value?

    Hey everyone, So I thought I'd reach out to anyone in here that knows more about structuring businesses more than I do. We're a group of 4 young guys (20-25 years old), and we're all working to create an interactive educational platform for blockchain development. Since we're going to be...
  9. Roveso

    INTRO Legal Entrepreneur in Mexico

    Hello everyone! After spending a few days reading through the forum, I finally got the courage to write about me (this is the first online forum I have ever written on): I am a lawyer in Mexico. I am currently working in the Federal Government, where my main activity is to draft judgments or...
  10. TrueCreator97

    LEGAL WORK: Before or After

    Hey Everyone, I hope you've all had a great start to 2018 and are killing your goals as we move forward in this new year. I was wondering where you think certain legalities fall in the execution process. The two ones I'm most concerned with initially are incorporation and a trademark for my...
  11. N

    Do They Own Me?

    Hey Fastlane, Currently, Ii am employed by a company as a software developer and enjoy it. But, in their contract they state, “you assign your rights to any and all inventions to us....”. Yeah i should not have signed it to begin with, but really wanted a job in general, especially programming...
  12. jon.a

    OFF-TOPIC I'm looking for a Pro Bono attorney for a friend

    An associate wrote an aggressive review of an investment syndicate. He has received a cease and desist. This friend is not a huge fish but not an unknown either. I'm not sure how many attorneys we still have on-board or maybe someone knows someone.
  13. LunchMoney

    How to not get screwed in signing an LLC.

    I truly hope this was placed in the right category, and if not, I'm sure it may be moved. So, one day a few weeks ago a partner and I probe into a local market, take a poll with a local community, and we come up with the fantastic idea of opening a 24/7 gym near my house. Me, an avid gym-goer...
  14. Ivan Mushketyk

    Legal and other ramifications of platforms like Uber, Airbnb, Ebay etc.

    Recently I was thinking about starting a company that follows the model of Uber, Airbnb, Ebay and other similar companies that bring together providers of services (taxis, apartments, goods) and users of this services. I see two significant obstacles in creating the business like this and I...
  15. TheKing

    Cold emailing is now ILLEGAL in Europe

    If you are currently using cold emails as a way to get customers, you might want to think again. As of the 25th of May 2018 you need to be compliant with the so called GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), a new regulation passed by the EU last year that Makes it illegal to email...
  16. J

    INTRO Legal entities structure & tax optimization

    Hey guys, I am a french guy who's been living in Asia for 15 years, worked for big firms and opened 900 stores there... and now looking for having a new start with my own business. I follow my partner to the US and will set-up my chain of restaurants. Anyone can advice me on the legal...
  17. mgrowan

    Should I have a lawyer go over a Heads of Agreement?

    I've got a Heads of Agreement I am working on with a new partner. They will license my software for use. Should I get a lawyer to draft a more rigorous contract that will take time and money to do, or just go for it with the terms we have drafted? I host and run the software as a Saas product...

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