May I use this photo on Instagram as a casual photo though it has my business logo subtlety placed?
answered on Aug 2, 2017
I was stopped on my way out the store today when asked to show what i had in my bag and if i had a receipt i said no. They took the item from me and ws told i would be investigated
answered on Jul 27, 2017
What an employer can do with respect to "investigate" is highly factual specific with respect to laws, company policies, etc.
In this situation, I am going to hit what I think is going to be the central focus of where this is going. Job security. NC is an incredibly pro-employer... Read more »
answered on Jul 26, 2017
A trademark is mark which is associated with goods or services. It originates from the use of specific insignia by silversmiths in England to differentiate their work from another.
In order to trademark "fairy dust, " first the mark cannot already be in use for the class of goods... Read more »
answered on Jul 26, 2017
It falls within the regulations of what can and cannot be patented. So yes, baby booster can be patented.
You could apply for the DESIGN (ornamental appearance) of your seat as well as a Utility Patent for the seat itself. Filing a patent can be very expensive. I would strongly advise... Read more »
answered on May 6, 2017
Generally no. But this is very specific to the job you have in terms of its classification. This is the link which discusses NC law on this issue.
My advice would be to talk to an employment attorney about your exact... Read more »
I have a trademark for the same name and same class but different goods, the trademark is named "RapidEffects" it's for teeth whitening kits, and teeth whitening gel. The current registered trademark is for "Rapid Effects" it's for Conditioners; Hair care preparations;... Read more »
answered on May 5, 2017
In examining a Trademark, the USPTO determines whether the use of the mark to identify your goods would confuse the public that they are made by the same company which has the same mark.
The Class, as you noticed can be very broad. However, in applying for a trademark you will describe... Read more »
Can they be in any language, such as Java?
I want to create a fact compilation database that would be used by businesses of a specific industry.
Multiple businesses would import and upload their customer data that would be stored in cloud storage, most likely. The result would be that businesses of the same type within the industry... Read more »
answered on Apr 22, 2017
Copyright law used to require that the person seeking copyright for compilations must do more than compiling data. This was the "sweat of the brow" doctrine.
That has changed, however. A compilation of data can be copyrighted, but is must only contain the "facts."... Read more »
This is a commission based sales job in in musical instrument retail sales company similar to Guitar Center and Sweetwater. It is 90% on-line and 10% local business. According to the terms, I would not be allowed to work at a local competitor for 2 years and an online competitor for 1year. I am... Read more »
answered on Apr 20, 2017
The Courts analyze a covenant-not-to-compete with respect to reasonableness. They will take into account both the length and geographic breadth of the covenant. However, you do a right to make a living.
The two year length may be a bit long given the situation proposed. But it is not out... Read more »
I live in NC, the website is maintained in FL. A falling out led to removal of work. I want to ensure copyright to my own writing and prevent further use of it on the site in the future, but do not know if I have ownership of copyright due to the nature of the "publishing"/posting on the... Read more »
answered on Apr 20, 2017
Works are copyrighted to producer of the work. So in this case, the removed work is still under your copyright. However, one has to look for two issues which might have transferred the copyright. If you perform a "work-for-hire" for a company, another person, etc. then although you... Read more »
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