I want to start a podcast called gun stories (pretty generic name.). When I do a trademark search, there's a documentary called gun stories. Our podcast is interviewing people about their stories about guns. The documentary was about the history of guns.
answered on Mar 15, 2023
Yes, you can, but if your podcast is deemed confusingly similar to the prior uses then you may be approached to change the name or reduce the chance of confusion. And, by the way, doing a trademark search is not the best way to see if there's a conflicting usage of the name. The purpose of a... Read more »
The certification is owned by CompTIA. I'd like to write it explicity for the Security+ exam (completely in my own words of course).
answered on May 19, 2020
is a music licence required for me to play any type of streaming audio at my establishment?
answered on Jun 28, 2018
Yes, you must have a license to play streaming audio publicly.
have an idea for an app that as far as I can search has not been created. I want to make sure I lock this idea in before it gets scooped by someone else, but I'm unsure of what I should do first.
answered on Apr 19, 2018
One step is to kick your search skills up a level with the tips in my slide set. http://bit.ly/Patent_Searching.
Next you may want to wade into Section 101 issues as some software ideas are no longer welcome at the Patent and Trademark Office. This may be getting deeper into the weeds than... Read more »
When we post these photos, do we need to credit photos? Ask for permission? Does it fall under fair use? I'm worried we'd get into trouble if we started posting other people's photos of this politician for their campaign without photographer/owner's permission.
answered on Apr 19, 2018
What you are proposing is not legal. To publish photos taken by someone else, you would need to obtain permission from the person or business that owns the rights to those photos.
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