I do not own a trademark but will trademark "Common Law" help me? I have been running my website since 0ctober 2013 as a portal for a specific crowd and this copycat Filed for a trademark matching my website services and name is May 02, 2014 They are also including a name in the trademark... Read more »
A judgment against you, assuming it's a money judgment, means that the plaintiff is legally entitled to the money recited in the judgment, and can use various judgment enforcement devices, such as property executions, income executions, subpoenas, and restraining notices, to collect it. It...Read more »
I'm only being paid a small stipend with no other benefits. I generally am able to choose which assignments to pursue. I use my own equipment, edit the photos on my own time, in my own space. I have not signed any agreements, and certainly not one that specified made for hire.
Yes, as the creator, you own the copyrights to photos you've taken. However, you may have lost your rights when you published them without a copyright notice, or you may have ceded them by allowing the newspaper to copyright them.
You should have a lawyer-prepared contract with the...Read more »
I have been working on a music project for 10 years with a business partner. He owns the copyrights on 3 of the main songs, and we both put lots of time, money (splitting 50-50), energy and effort in the production of these songs. We have come to the point of the legal matter, and I was under the... Read more »
You can have an outside contract which assigns rights in the copyright, and this can be publicly filed with the Copyright Office, but you MUST do this through a lawyer. Stop trying to save money; you are being penny wise and pound foolish.
There is an acapella group that has covered a religious song. They have paid for all copies made. I legally bought the cd. Can i use a portion of that as an intro to my web show? They will give me permission to use their version, but they don't know if it is legal, since it is a cover.
You should consult with a copyright attorney such as myself to see if it's necessary to get permission for the use you have in mind. Then, if we determine it is necessary, then we would make a few phone calls and find out from whom we'd need to get permission.
You can't convert an LLC into an S corporation. You can start a new corporation, and then file an election to be an S corporation, but not all corporations qualify for S corporation treatment. My firm does incorporations for a modest price.
It's determined by different treaties, and also by the practical realities of how different countries enforce copyright laws. You would need to consult with an international copyright lawyer, and you would have to give much more specific factual information in order to get a meaningful answer...Read more »
Most states have websites for the Secretary of State which enable you to do a name search for some, but not all, types of business entities. However, the certificates would rarely identify the business owners are. This is often confidential.
We are designers freelancers called twisted sisters design and twisted sisters creative. We where contacted by a lawyer of Twisted Sister (80's band) http://trademarks.justia.com/731/30/twisted-sister-73130716.html
Saying that we have to change our name (although is different from... Read more »
The fact that you're not in the same industry is an argument you can make in defending the case, but there is no guarantee you will prevail. You should hire experienced trademark litigators like my firm.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.