The previous curator received articles designated for the museum but failed to log them in as a donation. The original owner has deceased and the only evidence we have is an article written by the previous curator stating that these articles were going into the museum's collection. The son of the... Read more »
This is an interesting question. It implicates several legal concerns (1) ownership of the physical letters, (2) ownership of the copyrights in them, and (3) transfer of property of the intestate (no will) of the deceased. As to (1): Intent to give the articles to the museum as a gift can be...Read more »
It depends on the rental contract that you have with the land owner. If the contract prohibits you from having dogs or other pets on the property, then likely you cannot have a dog on it. If there is no contract, then an attorney may be required to review the local ordinance on this issue.
I would immediately obtain the opinion of an attorney experienced in family law matters. Some of the answer depends on whether-or-not your state recognizes common law marriages, and if so, how does that state's law address distribution of property upon separation.
The U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, provides that an original work of authorship automatically has statutory copyright from the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible medium of more than transitory duration. Copyright does not protect ideas, only the actual expression of the idea fixed in a...Read more »
So i personally shut the gates by 11 but when they come they open it by dashing it with their cars and bikes and leave it open whole night. My house being the 1st in line is endangered and after multiple warnings they still continue. What should i do?
Much more facts are needed, in particular, a better description of the nature of the property, character of the housing and neighborhood etc. Given the limited information available and the lack of cooperation with whoever "they" are, you may file a complaint with the local police. Otherwise,...Read more »
I agree with my colleague's answer. Determining if a mark has been abandonment may require a complicated, mixed considerations of fact and law. For example, a a trademark once registered with the U.S. Trademark Office may have been cancelled for reasons other than abandonment of use of the mark...Read more »
I wrote a short manifesto but after I wrote it, I found out that two Nike ads have similar sentences in them. I was really surprised as I haven't copied them but still I'm worried if this could be seen as copyright/trademark infringement or plagiarism.
Under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, as amended, copyright does not extend to short terms, phrases and slogans. In addition, to constitute an infringement an original work of authorship that is eligible for copyright protection, a suspect work must be substantially similar to the original work....Read more »
Our business redistributes plugins and themes created by 3rd party developers under the GPL license for $9.99 per month. Are we allowed to use the author's logo to credit where the original item is from without being hit with copyright infringement?
1) In order to trademark a business that I want to start does the corporation name HAVE to be the same? EG I have come up with a catchy name XYZ for my new venture and would have multiple locations and franchises, is it necessary/would I have to have my corporation name the same XYZ INC as my... Read more »
Your factual scenario is a bit unclear. Names, short phrases, slogans and terms are not subject to copyright law. Copyright attaches automatically to original works of authorship, which may include the character that you describe. Copyright notice is no longer obligatory to perfect copyright in...Read more »
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