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Q: If a company in china steals my photos of Me. on My hawaii business website and uses it to make sales, do I sue?

I have no affiliation with this company. I wrote them and told them what they did was not right and they blocked me. my business is licensed, I have the contract for the photos and I was the model.Those photos they stole are 5 photos and my words used in two different ADs.

Jingzhan Wang
Jingzhan Wang
answered on Feb 21, 2022

as per the civil code of China, Unless otherwise provided by law,

no one may make, use, or publicize the image of the right holder without the latter’s


1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Government Contracts, Intellectual Property and Land Use & Zoning for Hawaii on
Q: Can I hire a paralegal instead of a lawyer for a lawsuit
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 23, 2020

Someone familiar with the rules governing paralegals in Hawaii should answer your question, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a general matter without regard to jurisdiction, paralegals can perform many functions, such as research, preparing forms, investigating claims, etc. Paralegals... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Hawaii on
Q: Am I able to write a book to teach towards an industry certification without permission of the owning organization?

The certification is owned by CompTIA. I'd like to write it explicity for the Security+ exam (completely in my own words of course).

Bill Hulsey
Bill Hulsey PRO label
answered on May 19, 2020

Usually, yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Copyright and Intellectual Property for Hawaii on
Q: do I need a music licence to play music spotify in the restaurant i own?

is a music licence required for me to play any type of streaming audio at my establishment?

Benton R Patterson III
Benton R Patterson III
answered on Jun 28, 2018

Yes, you must have a license to play streaming audio publicly.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Hawaii on
Q: Not sure if I need to patent idea or not.

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.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn
answered on Apr 19, 2018

One step is to kick your search skills up a level with the tips in my slide set.

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...
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Q: what to do when venture capitalist try to take over everything you have invented just before FDA approval
Ray Beckerman
Ray Beckerman
answered on Sep 5, 2014

That is a common event. It depends on what the contracts and other documents say. You definitely need major legal representation.

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