I am wondering if it is legal to record (copy a movie to save as .mp4) a movie with VLC that has been legally purchased (first sale) for personal (non-distributed) use. I would not like to retain the original DVD's (as I travel a lot and enjoy the convenience of a digital... Read more »
I am wondering if someone has an patent on a invention, if you can not use 1 part of the invention and make it your own style. Like other material, other design, and add material to make it a ' better' version in your own perspective.
I found a catalogue mailed to my dads house. No postal stamp that I see. He was an EBay guy back in 98 to 02. I never knew of Isold.com. But a catalogue was mailed to his house with that in the name line. Could he still have controll of that name? Could it be sold to pay for his long term... Read more »
I run a custom sticker company and want to show stickers of other companies logos on my site just as an example of what our printers can do. I will not sell the logos obviously, but I want to use them as stickermule.com does. Will I get in legal trouble if I do this?
There is something called the Fair Use Doctrine which allows individuals to use another's trademark in its non-trademark, descriptive sense or in its trademark sense to refer to the trademark owner or its product.
With that stated however, your best bet would be to consult with an...Read more »
I am talking about shoes that neither have logo of a famous brand nor their design is similar to a famous brand. (but who can be 100% sure that some part of the design is not similar to some brand design out there?!)
how can I firstly avoid infringing copyright and secondly - if it happens... Read more »
I made a crochet toy (for personal use), which was inspired (not identical) to a squishable toy which has a trademark. The original is trademarked under THE MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR PLAGUE. I am not even sure if the name can contain Plague Doctor in this case, if I wanted to sell my handmade toy. The... Read more »
I have a podcast, and we are just coming up on 10 episodes this weekend. After a google search, and I don't know why I didn't think to do this before, we realized that there is another podcast by the same exact name as ours! In fact, there are two or three. I'm worried we could get... Read more »
In other words, if the domain name I've created and purchased also turns out to be someone's personal Twitter handle (not a business), would that be a violation of any copyright/trademark/intellectual property laws?
There is an existing "standard character mark" for a 4-word phrase owned by another company, but I want to register and use that same 4-word phrase in a "style mark" that incorporates our company logo.
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