This group is truly a group and not considered a motorcycle club. We have documented bylaws and an executive board who holds titles and positions. We are attempting to protect the name and image of the patch but want to know if it is better to trademark or copywrite.
You need to engage a lawyer. You don't want an opinion expressed here publicly. There may be ways to oppose their claim or reach a mutual agreement, but these matters should be discussed confidentially. I would be pleased to evaluate your case further free of charge. 202-713-5292.
It’s a question for my business law paper. The firm’s ripped off slogan is service marked; even though the entities are non-competing, they are making commercial profits from it nonetheless from another’s trademarked name. Why is this legal?
It sounds like you need to do your homework instead of seeking advice from a professional lawyer :) Here's a hint: look at the DuPont factors to determine whether two marks cause confusion in the marketplace. Good luck!
In order to ask for permission and wait for an answer from each video game publisher, I would never actually be able to publish anything myself. I am wondering if it is ok to use images from games I find on company's social media sites, and elsewhere, when discussing or reporting on them, and... Read more »
To answer your question directly: No, it would not be legal to use screenshots and game images found online when writing for your video game news/blog site.
If you're going to repost screenshots of images created by video game publishers without their permission, you are opening up...Read more »
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