you need to examine your assignment agreement -- most likely, you assigned all the rights so you cannot re-assert your ownership rights unless you execute another assignment transferring the rights back to you
it would be illegal if the owner of that domain uses it in connection with products/services similar to those in connection with which you registered your trademark; selling a domain with that name is not illegal per se
I started working on a website 3 weeks ago. Today I found an article online about one that has the same functionality and came out about a month ago. Am i within my rights to publish the website still?
it is not a copyright infringement as long as you use your own original language/text to describe the functionality; it may, however, constitute a patent infringement if the functionality is patented by the owner of that website
You should contact a patent attorney who can help you with the following procedure.
The first step would be conducting a patentability search to see what it out there disclosed in the prior art for ascertaining the chances of getting a patent. Next step is to draft a patent application...Read more »
no, patents are regional in their effect, which means that if you have a U.S. patent, you can stop others from making, using, offering for sale, selling your invention only in the U.S. To be able to do the same in the Great Britain, you would need to have a GB patent, or EU patent.
You need to contact a patent attorney to determine if you can move forward with patenting your invention. That would depend on the scope of your blog post disclosure as compared with your invention. I would be glad to help you with your patent needs.
It would involve conducting a trademark clearance search to make sure your trademark is available for registration. Then you would need to prepare and file a trademark application at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. I would recommend contacting an intellectual property attorney who...Read more »
You can federally register a trademark for your stage name in connection with services and/or products that you provide/offer. You can contact me for a free consultation with regard to trademarking your stage name.
If you want to use your own logo on aprons that are used by a remodeling company that has the same name as your cooking group, then you will be fine as long as you cook some delicious food - just don't use their logo/trademark on your aprons to be on a safe side.
I'm writing a grant proposal to help parents and teachers support students in Kindergarten - 2nd grade that are struggling in reading in urban schools. I am trying to develop a home audio program (for educational purposes, not for profit) for these students since their parents may not be able... Read more »
Most likely you will need to get the publisher's permission (unless the books are old enough to be in a public domain, i.e. not protected by copyright law). Fair use exception applies to a chapter from a book, or a small portion of a movie,etc. but would not protect you from copying an entire...Read more »
In short, it is not required to initiate a lawsuit, but whether you write one or not and how you write it could affect several things (depending on whether you properly marked your products, etc) such as the amount of damages and the possibility that defendant would file for a declaratory judgement...Read more »
They said "I was not an authorized seller and my listings infringe on their intellectual property rights. Do they have a leg to stand on? or does the "First Sale Doctrine" protect me? I obtained the products legally and did not steal them.
I would recommend checking if you entered in some type of licensing agreement upon purchasing these products (for example, if the products you purchased came with some material on CD that contains some licensing terms prohibiting re-sale, etc),otherwise, as long as you obtained the products legally...Read more »
I don't think that you can copyright the way this technology is used because copyright law does not protect ideas, however, you can copyright the content of your web site, the way your web site looks, and even to some extent some design aspects of your web site (i.e. arrangement of parts,...Read more »
I just have something made up or invent myself and I want to be sure that no body have made it yet, and I would like to know who I need to talk with to help me about it, is something simple but may work.thank you
The reason Management Co. is refusing to return our deposit is because they claim we did not pay the last month rent of our lease agreement which is totally a perposterous thing to say. We have that canceled check proving they took our rent for that month. We've gone in the leasing office... Read more »
In many jurisdictions, if the landlord does not return the security deposit within 30 days from the date the tenant moves out of the premises, the tenant may sue to recover double the amount due, plus court costs. In many jurisdictions, if the amount sought is $3,000.00 or less, the tenant may sue...Read more »
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