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1 Answer | Asked in Environmental and Intellectual Property for New Mexico on
Q: Water from another property keeps destroying my property when it rains what and how do I go about fixing this

Coming off there roof out the back side of fence down the desert and out and tro my yard do I sue them are the city

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 11, 2021

A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could reach out to an attorney in your state who is familiar with the riparian rights/surface water run-off doctrines in your jurisdiction. These can vary across different parts of the nation.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Mexico on
Q: Hello, I would like to file a patent, I did some searches and only came to this page as the main conclusion.

I have a logo that’s placed on shoe that I would like to patent

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 2, 2021

You are confused. You probably need to file for a trademark. Consult with an attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property for New Mexico on
Q: How do I assign my patent in aerospace to Airbus. This patent has the potential of revolutionizing air travel.
William Scott Goldman
William Scott Goldman answered on Jul 10, 2020

Well, if Airbus has expressed interest and you've already negotiated a purchase agreement, then one of the patent lawyers on this site should be able to assist with drafting the assignment.

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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Intellectual Property for New Mexico on
Q: Why can't I find an attorney to take my case. City Council is going to demolish my home for no reason.

I have 4 different licensed contractors say it doesn't need to be demolished. I had 2 licensed contractor try to pull a permit and was denied. I just want to remodel this home and live in it. I go to court tomorrow, on city wanting to dismiss it. My hearing is set for April 9th, if it's... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 12, 2020

If you had your April 9th hearing already, it could be a moot point, but attorneys might be apprehensive about charging for services where they have difficulty in predicting an outcome. You could keep trying. Another issue is that the health crisis has paralyzed court operations and professional... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for New Mexico on
Q: I sell rustic wood pallets. If someone tells me to carve the dallas cowboys logo on one is it copyright infringing?
Karima Gulick
Karima Gulick answered on Dec 15, 2019

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.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Copyright and Intellectual Property for New Mexico on
Q: Copyright questions about a product we sell: In violation or not? Fight false DMCA requests.


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 »

Benton R Patterson III
Benton R Patterson III answered on Oct 7, 2017

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for New Mexico on
Q: I have an ecommerce website and I copied the descriptions from another competitors site. They are now threatening to sue

Do they have a case?

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on May 3, 2017

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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