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How to Counter Sue

Three Parts:Sample Answer and CounterclaimUnderstanding a CounterclaimPreparing Your CountersuitCommunity Q&A When a plaintiff sues you for money or the return of property, you can defend yourself in civil court. You have another legal remedy if the plaintiff is actually at fault. You can counter sue. Countersuing involves suing the plaintiff while his or her case is still pending against you by filing a “counterclaim.” Sample Answer and Counterclaim Sample Answer to Complaint and Counterclaim Form Part 1 Understanding a Counterclaim 1 Learn the purpose of a counterclaim. A counterclaim is…

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How to Answer Customer Emails

Three Parts:Reading the Customer EmailInterpret the Customer ConcernsAnswering the Customer EmailCommunity Q&A Answering customer emails is an important aspect of maintaining client loyalty and opening the door for future opportunities with those customers. In order to make the most of this particular type of communication exchange, it is important to make sure the response to each customer email indicates that the subject matter addressed in the original email was read carefully and that the answer is in direct response to the client’s comments. Following a few simple steps will ensure…

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How to Answer a Lawsuit for Debt Collection in Texas

Three Parts:Reviewing the Original PetitionDrafting Your AnswerFiling Your AnswerCommunity Q&A If you’re served with a lawsuit for debt collection, you may be angry or scared, but the one thing you can’t do is ignore it. If you don’t file an answer, the debt collector will win by default – even if you don’t actually owe the amount in their petition or they were otherwise barred from suing you. Texas only gives you a couple of weeks to file an answer to the lawsuit or risk having a judgement entered against…

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How to Co Sign a Loan

There are a lot of factors to consider if you are asked by a friend or family member to co-sign a loan. Becoming a co-signer will affect your own financial standing and credit. It’s important to understand how to co-sign a loan properly, as well as the financial responsibilities and risks that are involved if you choose to do so. 1 Evaluate your own credit score. Before you co-sign a loan, determine whether your own credit standing is sufficient enough to withstand the impact of taking on another loan. Your…

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How to Answer a Civil Lawsuit

Three Parts:Evaluating Your OptionsDrafting Your AnswerFiling Your AnswerCommunity Q&A Being served with a summons and complaint by a sheriff’s deputy can be a frightening experience. Even if you had a general expectation that someone was planning to sue you, actually getting the papers can still be a shock. When you’re served with a complaint, you have a limited time – usually less than a month – to get information together and file a response, or you may lose your case by default. Although specific procedures will vary among jurisdictions, the…

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How to Answer a Civil Court Summons

Three Parts:Preparing Your AnswerWriting Your AnswerFiling Your AnswerCommunity Q&A If you are served with a summons and complaint, it means an individual or company is suing you in civil court. The summons notifies you that you are being sued, while the complaint provides details regarding who is suing you and why.[1] Once you are served with these documents – typically by a sheriff’s deputy who shows up at your house and delivers them – you must provide a written response within a certain period of time. If this response is…

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How to Copyright a Band Name

Three Methods:Registering Standard Character FormatRegistering a Stylized FormatRegistering a Sound MarkCommunity Q&A Your band has an original name, and the music and commercial goods you sell that are associated with your band can be protected. The term ‘copyright’ means to have absolute rights to a writing or other tangible piece of art, such as a novel, article, or photograph. If you want to ensure that you have absolute rights to a name for a company, product line, or band, you need to register a trademark for it. [1] Consider what…

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How to Copyright Your Artwork

Three Methods:Registering Your CopyrightUnderstanding Copyright RegistrationProtecting Your Work OnlineCommunity Q&A A work of art is automatically protected by copyright law as soon as it is created, and you are not required to register the work with the U.S. Copyright Office to protect your work.[1] However, registering the work with the U.S. Copyright Office does provide one main benefit—in the event you have to defend your copyright, registration provides an official date on the public record you can point to to justify your copyright-infringement claim. Moreover, you cannot file an infringement…

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How to Copyright Your Writing for Free

Three Parts:Understanding Copyright LawCopyrighting Your WritingsRegistering Your CopyrightCommunity Q&A When you create an original piece of writing, you automatically get certain property rights in that work. These rights are called “copyright” and automatically attach to certain works. If your work is copyrightable, it will be copyrighted as soon as it is “fixed.” Nothing more needs to be done to gain the protections of the law. However, there may be certain reasons you want to register your copyright and formally protect it well into the future. Part 1 Understanding Copyright Law…

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How to Copyright a Name

Three Parts:Doing a Trademark SearchFiling a Trademark Application with the USPTOProtecting Your Work with a CopyrightCommunity Q&A If you have a name or title you’d like to protect, you need a trademark, not a copyright, to ensure that others can’t use it without permission. Trademarks distinguish the source of the goods of one part from those of others, while copyrights protect writings, music and works of art. To get a trademark, you need to make sure no one else is already using the name by conducting an extensive search. Next,…