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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for Delaware on
Q: Trying to see if there's any anti theft devices for air conditioner condensing units that don't require hook up to alarm

One that just makes noises, and wont need to be wired into a home burglary system.

James L. Arrasmith
James L. Arrasmith PRO label
answered on Feb 25, 2023

There are several types of anti-theft devices available for air conditioner condensing units that do not require hook up to an alarm system. Some of these devices use motion sensors to detect movement around the unit and sound an alarm if triggered. Others use tamper-resistant covers to prevent... Read more »

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Q: I'm developing a game and will be parodying famous locations.

Will changing a letter in name and their specialty be good enough to not get any kind of copyright claim or some kind of takedown request? Think in the style of the Grand Theft Auto video game series by Rockstar.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Dec 28, 2021


You should consult with an attorney.

Using names of public common places may not be an issue.

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Q: I have a software that I want to protect, what would be the best option as I was recommended that copyright is not best

Option as copyright will provide public access, although not clear for me, but what do you recommend

Omar Darwich
Omar Darwich
answered on Jun 7, 2021

So I know its been a min since you've posted this question, but if you've developed a "new" software it might be best to seek a patent for your invention.

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Q: Am starting my company,and I have a software I need to protect what's the process to copyright it. Thanks R. Amer
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on May 25, 2021

Consult with an attorney

Copyright gives people public access to your creation so it may not be the best option

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Delaware on
Q: trade mark question

hi , i am trying to start a company by a certain name , that name is taken (though their domain is hyphenated and i bought the original name domain).

they did not register the name as a trade mark and its free for the taking.


if i pay for the trademark and i take... Read more »

Karima Gulick
Karima Gulick
answered on Oct 9, 2017

More details would be necessary to best answer your question.

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Q: Looking to use photo memes in a free video game. Is this breaking any laws?
Will Blackton
Will Blackton
answered on Jun 29, 2017

Possibly. Did you take the photo and create the meme? If not, someone else probably had a copyright interest in the image. If you use it without their permission or a valid license, you could be liable for copyright infringement. Making money is not a requirement for copyright infringement.... Read more »

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Q: I would like to submit my writing to publishers. Should I copyright it first?
Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman
answered on Feb 1, 2013

It's not necessary to get it copyrighted first. In fact, if the publisher likes it, they will help with getting it copyrighted.

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