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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for California on

Q: Whats higher a trademark or corp?

Jason Daniel Stone answered on Aug 2, 2012

A trademark and a corporation have completely different purposes. A trademark is to protect consumers by granting one company the right to use an identifying word or symbol to show products or services provided by the company. A corporation is a legal entity.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for New York on

Q: Can I trademark a name and tag line all at one

Jason Daniel Stone answered on Aug 2, 2012

You can combine the name and tag line in one trademark application but that might limit your ability to enforce them when used separately.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for Indiana on

Q: I trademarked PhysicianFit.com B4 a co. trademarked PhysicianFit. How good of an infringement case do I have, if any?

I still own the PhysicianFit.com address & the company that is using PhysicianFit wants to get this domain. The link to their website is:

http://www.hiringinhealthcare.com/healthcare-assessments/physicianfit-in...

Jason Daniel Stone answered on Aug 2, 2012

Did you trademark the domain name or did you register the domain name, there is a large difference as far as your legal remedies go. I suggest you speak with a local intellectual property attorney to discuss this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for New York on

Q: Copyright infringement

Can i use someone else's song without asking as a background to a video i make to post on youtube?

Jason Daniel Stone answered on Aug 2, 2012

Most likely the answer to your question is no, you cannot use a song without permission of the copyright holder. If the song is in the public domain you may use it.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for New York on

Q: Are the Olympic Games broadcasts legally protected?

Jason Daniel Stone answered on Aug 2, 2012

Yes, they are protected under Copyright law.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for Florida on

Q: Is there any way to make your trademark registration anonymous as it pertains to the owner of the mark?

Jason Daniel Stone answered on Aug 2, 2012

The owner of the mark can be a corporation, but the owner of the corporation will also be public record. I suppose you could create several sub corporations but eventually the owner of the mark could be discovered.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for New Jersey on

Q: Is my trade mark still mine, if I want to reopen my business?

Jason Daniel Stone answered on Aug 2, 2012

The answer to your question depends on several factors, including: the length of time you operated the business, the notoriety you had while operating the business, whether someone has begun using the name, how long ago the business ceased operating, as well as several other factors. I suggest you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for New Hampshire on

Q: If I take an image of Fred Flintstone and altar its appearance to use on a flyer, is that copyright infringement?

Jason Daniel Stone answered on Aug 2, 2012

If you can still tell it is Fred Flintstone then most likely, yes.

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