I will be registering several musical compositions of which I am the sole author, along with several sound recordings of those compositions. Because I am the sole author of the compositions, I will hold the exclusive copyright on the compositions themselves.
The sound recordings are "works for hire" whose copyright you own by virtue of your having engaged the performers, and you can register the copyrights in those recordings. In the application to register them you will indicate that the contributions of the performers were for hire. The...Read more »
Trademarks can be registered in a number of different "classes" based on their use. You should probably hire an attorney to help you examine which classes LucasFilm has its mark registered in to see if it would conflict with your channel of commerce in music. Ultimately, if there is no...Read more »
Since you're selling these for profits and not using them for personal use, you might get into trouble for trademark and possibly copyright infringement without the appropriate licenses and permissions from the trademark owner.
We sell a product that is similar to a competitors. It is the same shape and style but our products each have a unique logo. The shape and style are derived from a Ford product (without violating any copyrights). The competitor is filing DMCA claims in a harassing manner in order to... Read more »
An attorney would need to review the two products to determine determine if one product infringes the other. You may have a defense. Often items that have a useful function are not protected by copyright, and if they are, only a limited aspect of the design is covered. An attorney would have to...Read more »
Without more details about your case, all I can say is that using someone's literary works without their permission can be the basis for a copyright infringement lawsuit.
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