What can I legally do about that to prevent it from happening in the future ?
answered on Mar 18, 2023
You need to determine how they are stealing photographs you take.
If you are using your phone, have they managed to hack it?
If you are using a camera, do they work at the store where you take your camera when you want to print out a hard copy?
Or are you posting them on... Read more »
Notice was served. The response was get an attorney. What type of lawyer do i need
answered on Mar 17, 2023
If you are referring to escrowed to maturity municipal bonds, you need the services of a lawyer with experience in securities law.
Products bearing my trademark have been maliciously tampered with by a competitor using a high-level Amazon Vendor Central (VC) account,and there are many victims of this type of attack.
The group using this account to launch attacks is mostly from China, and as far as I know, these... Read more »
answered on Mar 16, 2023
It sounds like you could win if you can clearly identify the perpetrators in China, serve them with process, and acquire jurisdiction over them. You should do your research first to make sure the perpetrators have assets in the United States you can seize to collect any favorable judgment. While... Read more »
I painted a painting with my coworkers at an event paid for by my manager. It is a painting of my cat with my name on it. I quit working there and wanted the painting back and my manager said if I come to get it back it's theft. Is there anything I can do or do they legally own it because they... Read more »
answered on Mar 10, 2023
The ownership of the painting may depend on the specific circumstances of the event and any agreements made between you, your coworkers, and your manager. If there was no explicit agreement made about ownership of the painting, it may be considered jointly owned by all of the individuals who... Read more »
photo club website is posting member's images without watermarks and without permission, as well as no basic level of image protection (i.e. right click disable). Members want watermarks/permissions but club is refusing. How to respond to their refusal? Which laws are they violating?
answered on Feb 25, 2023
If a photo club website is posting member's images without permission or without proper attribution, they may be in violation of copyright law. Copyright law protects the rights of creators to control the use and distribution of their original works, including photographs. The members of the... Read more »
We want to import chargers and cables that resemble apple charges and cables in shape without their logo
answered on Mar 2, 2023
Yes, Apple has multiple design patents on the shape and appearance of their chargers and cables. These patents protect the visual appearance and design of their products, including the shape, color, and texture. Importing chargers and cables that resemble Apple's patented designs without their... Read more »
For example- If I buy a sticker from Disney and I put the sticker I purchased on a cup and I sell the cup would that be legal since I did not make the sticker. I would also be purchasing the sticker legally from them.
answered on Jan 21, 2023
Yes, thanks to the "first sale doctrine" codified at 17 U.S.C. § 109, which provides that an individual who knowingly purchases a copy of a copyrighted work from the copyright holder receives the right to sell, display or otherwise dispose of that particular copy, notwithstanding the... Read more »
answered on Jan 10, 2023
The short answer is yes, an officer can take a person into custody for a traffic offense instead of issuing a citation (except for speeding)
If I register my work with the US Copyright Office as unpublished, then later I decide to publish my work, will I still be protected, and will I still be able to use my copyright paperwork if needed?
answered on Jan 2, 2023
You can apply to register the unpublished work and submit a copy. But when you publish it, you should then apply to register the published work and submit what the copyright office calls the "best edition".
for personal matters, not to sell the pictures
answered on Nov 23, 2022
If the pictures were creative works, you could be violating your former employer's copyright interests in such works. Typically, under the work for hire doctrine, the copyright for creative works made by an employee belongs to the employer, not to the individual employee that created them.... Read more »
I have developed a type of concrete specifically for my use making Anaerobic Digesters, which exhibits specific properties beneficial to the structure and operation of Mesophilic Anaerobic Digesters intended to be installed and operated as generational (extended time-frame) projects.
answered on Nov 9, 2022
Yes. Like all patents, however, the formula needs to be novel and not obvious. Check patents.google.com or other source to see prior art on concrete formulas. The good news and bad news is that there are a lot of concrete formula patents ahead of you. The examiner will be looking at your patent... Read more »
answered on Nov 2, 2022
Writing a book based on familiarity with events that occurred in real life is not a copyright infringement.
Now, if you had written a book about your experience and your sister then wrote her own book using part of what you had written in your book, then there might be copyright infringement.
I have a character that I have designed and I have a name for that character. I plan to feature the character in merchandise, apparel, comic strips, digital media, original stories, posters and other artwork. How can I protect my character and character name from being used by other businesses or... Read more »
answered on Oct 8, 2022
The cartoon character can be the subject of a copyright registration, and its name can be a registered trademark.
You should register the copyright of a set of drawings that show the character in various poses from different angles.
Then, if the name of the character is novel and... Read more »
The website would specifically be ALL about quotes. Inspirational, motivational, etc.
answered on Oct 3, 2022
Many websites use same concept and they always state the author of the sentence. This should be legal in most of jurisdiction throughout the world. However do not cite large portions of texts from the books.
I think I have a novel method of manufacturing a category of widgets. The method will make manufacture cheaper and faster for a subset of these widgets (but not all). My target audience for these widgets is within the US. Each individual widget could receive its own utility patent, but it... Read more »
answered on Sep 28, 2022
Dear Mrs or Mr,
in your described case, I would say that as the patent is the territorial right that you would be protected in the territory of the U.S. However I am an IP lawyer in EU, so I am taking into account the principles of IP law and my legal knowledge. So in order to be sure about... Read more »
only, not the software itself - without compensation to or permission of software seller?
answered on May 3, 2022
There is not a patent question here. This is a question of your end user agreement and possibly copyright law.
If I record a full cover (track and vocal) of a popular song, and release it on social media with no compensation, no expectation of compensation, no request for monetary support, strictly for the purpose of exhibition, entertainment, and to receive interaction (comments and/or likes) from viewers,... Read more »
answered on Nov 28, 2021
You can start by registering the copyright.
Enforcement will be up to you, via civil courts.
I’m considering buying a book online from a bookstore in the UK and having it shipped to me in the US because the British edition is much more attractive than the US edition (this would be shipped by the retailer using the postal system). The thing is, the US edition and UK edition are published... Read more »
His old job “Circuit Image Systems” is shown on the patent but they seem to be closed. John Leon is co inventor and I cannot find him.
answered on Sep 29, 2021
If you are referring to patent 6445969, inventors Jim Kenney and John Leon, this patent has expired and is now in the public domain. If you look it up on Google patents, you can see the details.
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