If there is no privileged, confidential, trade secret or other proprietary information that you or your company owns and protects as such, I am unsure what purpose is served by requiring the other company to sign a NDA. If you have a good relationship with this other company you may want to...Read more »
I suggest that you discuss the matter with an attorney with expertise in intellectual property law. She or he can advise you if copyright still subsists in each of the works and what rights, if any, exists in connection with the use of a deceased person's name. If there is good reason to believe...Read more »
Does fair use eductional purposes only apply for teachers? Are bloggers, website owners, or regular website users allowed to use this reason? For example, you are posting some informative content in your website with the image(the image is related to the context) which is copyrighted also posted.... Read more »
I hired an attorney for a DUI case, i was making monthly payments and he always showed up for court. I made final payment in December, attorney did not show up for january or feburary court date. on february court date asked judge for public defender judge says he can not assign public defender... Read more »
That is unfortunate. I suggest that you first contact the Illinois State Bar association. They may be able to provide new contact information or clarify your attorney's status. If that fails, I suggest that you next contact the Illinois Board of Bar Overseers to discuss...Read more »
The whole zine (magazine) is an ode to the influence and inspiration I received in my life from the album which is explained in the introduction. I've taken some of my favorite lyrics and created a series of analog collages for each lyric. I listed the credits on the end page. I have reached out to... Read more »
Copyright infringement requires that there be a substantially similar reproduction of another's original work of authorship. It is a fact-intensive inquiry and may be, but is not necessarily always, tied to the actual amount of copying from the original work of authorship. It may be a good idea...Read more »
The lyrics generally follow the same rhythm very closely, but I can't say the words always match the original in basic sounds even 30% of the time. I've done this solely for myself and not for profit, but I only recently learned of Fair Use and would like to legally share my passion with others... Read more »
That is a complicated question to which you should seek the advice of an experienced copyright attorney. A discussion of the Fair Use doctrine can be found online. See: Elliott Epstein, Esq., and Andrew Zulieve, Esq., "The Fair Use Doctrine: Commercial Misappropriation and Market Diversion."
Moreover, the international class is 016, which is the class over goods/services in commerce dealing with paper materials and printed matter. Simply, if the "App" just identified greeting cards and is registered, is it justified or congruent to perform trade through also standard printed paperback... Read more »
You need to consult with an experienced trademark attorney prior to taking what seems on its face to be a very risky tack. If your proposed product is sufficiently related to that sold under the registered mark, then you may have a serious infringement issue.
It depends on several factors, the two most important of which are (1) similarity of marks, and (2) similarity of goods or services. Assuming that SENSEI ESPORTS and SENSEI are arguably similar, the issue is whether or not the goods or services provided by your company are sufficiently related to...Read more »
Possibly. The respective goods or services need not be identical to one another, only sufficiently related such that consumers would be expected to encounter the respective goods or services under similar buying conditions.
When you trademark a name, I know that variations are covered under the idea that they create conflict but is it possible to list known variations that are used colloquially under the same application or do they all need to be done separately? For example if the official name is Product-X Service... Read more »
You cannot make any unauthorized substantially similar or identical reproduction of a written work protected by copyright. This general prohibition is subject to certain statutory limitations, including, the so-called "fair use doctrine." The nature and purpose of your use of that material also...Read more »
In my opinion, and speaking as an attorney with more than 20-years experience in trademark and intellectual property law, I believe that your money is better spent hiring an experienced attorney who can provide a detailed availability opinion for your proposed trademark, and prepare, file and...Read more »
In the U.S., one acquires the underlying right to a particular trademark by actually using it in commerce on or in connection with the goods or services being sold under that mark. Neither federal nor state registration creates that senior right. So, assuming that you have had an experienced...Read more »
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