I worked at a haunted house and these are pictures and videos of my characters used on their website and social media.
answered on Mar 15, 2023
If you are no longer employed by the haunted house and you did not sign any agreement that allows them to use your image or likeness, you may be able to take action to stop them from using your pictures and videos. Here are some steps you can take:
Send a cease and desist letter: You can... Read more »
And does the fact that they are band is based in another country change things
answered on May 29, 2021
If you do not have a license to put the band there, yes you could be sued.
My position was eliminated by new management. In 2018 the former GM asked for my assignment signature. I told him I was not comfortable doing that working for him for 36 years and He soon to retire (since deceased) that as long as I was employed I would not take issue with not assigning my rights.... Read more »
answered on Jan 13, 2021
Check your contracts including anything you signed upon your departure.
Most of the time you grant any creation to your company.
You are the inventor. Depends on how the invention was registered you may have some rights or none.
answered on Nov 19, 2020
Hi there. This section in for intelelctual property questions such as trademark, copyright, and patents. You may want to re-post your question in a different section such as landlord/tenent law or family law. Sorry about the confusion.
I bought my stepmom car for 2000.. and today she showed up with the police claiming that I never paid her anything and she wants the car back. She had the car towed off my property...
I have text messages from her saying the price of the car, me giving her mom, and are agreement... Read more »
answered on Jan 5, 2020
consult a local attorney, you can try this in small claims depending on your jurisdiction
make sure you have all documented and printed for presenting to the court
need to know what can be done to help me on this situation...
answered on Dec 6, 2019
This happens, unfortunately, all the time.
If you have a patent on your invention, then go see a patent litigator to give you options on how to get some sort of licensing agreement of your patent in place, or to file a suit.
Protect my rights.
answered on Jul 22, 2019
A US patent is valid only in the US. You can use a PCT application, if you are still within the time limits, to file in other PCT countries. That requires a new application.
answered on Jul 8, 2019
We do not have an option for an international patent. (Yes, I know many people write that they have an international patent, but they are wrong). We have a type of patent application that is the front end for many patent system. This is called a Patent Cooperation Treaty Application (PCT... Read more »
Also, the design/logo includes words. So, if I change the words color and/or font does it still protect under the copyright/trademark law still? Even if I submit something to the copyright/trademark in black font and a specific font.
answered on Apr 18, 2019
Based on the facts we have, it sounds like a trademark. Specificaly, it sounds like two trademarks, a word (standard character) mark containing just the characters and a design (special form) mark containing the logo. Remember that trademarks/service marks are for distinguishing goods and... Read more »
On private property I didn’t know on my dirtbike. Man runs out and tries to push me off of my bike. That’s illegal right? Don’t they have to ask me to leave first? Then if I don’t they can use minimal force right? Also if they come out and stop me in my tracks there not aloud to just start... Read more »
answered on Jan 18, 2019
It's difficult to answer detailed hypothetical questions in the absence of context. You might try a phone call instead. It doesn't seem that you are charged with a crime. So it does not look like a criminal law question. If you're charged with a crime, that usually defines the... Read more »
I am a CAD designer for a large company and was instrument in contributing to the patent IP. There are multiple patents I have been excluded from.
answered on Nov 30, 2018
If you made an inventive contribution to a patent, then you cannot be excluded from it. However, improper inventorship on an issued patent can cause the patent to be unenforceable. For that reason, patent attorneys and companies generally try to make sure all inventors are included on an... Read more »
I just started a business doing cases for mobile device, gaming consoles, tablets, etc. I just found out today a direct competitor has the same domain name as me but adds a few characters to the end of his URL. We are both ecommerce and both sell basically the same product. I know he does not have... Read more »
answered on Feb 6, 2018
You are not necessarily in the wrong here. The two marks may be distinguishable. Although, its difficult to say without knowing the exact names. It is also possible the other user may have surrendered its rights by not enforcing its mark. An attorney would need to know all the facts to make a... Read more »
More specifically the CAD software is pirated and unlicensed and has been used in engineering and designing products for a manufacturing business.
I am a Realtor out of MN and owner of twincitiessold.com, my real estate blog and advice website. The website 'Help a Reporter Out' (HARO) allows journalists to ask questions to experts about a variety of topics. One of the only reasons people answer these inquiries is to get PR exposure... Read more »
answered on Sep 25, 2017
Generally, websites contain their own terms of service, determining the rights you grant to the website when you post content. HARO is no different, according to their terms of service (https://www.helpareporter.com/terms-of-service/?nav_location=footer):
5.4. You hereby grant HARO a... Read more »
answered on Aug 29, 2017
It depends on what version (edition/translation) of the bible you're quoting.
The ancient versions of religious texts are almost certainly in the public domain, and freely usable. However, any quote you're likely to come across in the "print on demand" context is... Read more »
i'd like to create a study guide app for a certification exam but am not sure if i need approval from the certification body to use it in the name / description...or if i can just disclaim that the app isn't associated with the certification body and i'd be clear?
I am concerned my intellectual idea may be stolen and replicated as this corporation is needed to provided initial capital to develop the business idea which may then be able to be self-sufficient if the idea is successful.
answered on Aug 7, 2016
I am not a patent attorney, but you cannot patent an idea - it has to be an actual invention/product. With that being said, you can retain an attorney to draft a contract that would offer you some protection in the event your idea was stolen.
We have a speperate logo
We are not selling them
We are just a group of ladies cooking together, wanting aprons
answered on Sep 13, 2011
If you want to use your own logo on aprons that are used by a remodeling company that has the same name as your cooking group, then you will be fine as long as you cook some delicious food - just don't use their logo/trademark on your aprons to be on a safe side.
answered on Dec 19, 2010
Yes, there may be something you can do. There are protections for unauthorized use. Here is a publication from the US Copyright Office.(http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ38a.pdf). Obviously, you will need to evaluate your chances of being able to obtain a judgment and collecting it.
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