My designs is similar to theirs in layout but the colour scheme and main image are different. The two designs do look similar but not an exact copy. What exactly is copyright and intellectual property - similar or exactly the same?
It depends on how you plan to use the trademarked word or phrase in the title of your book. Generally, using a trademarked word or phrase in the title of a book is acceptable if it is used in a descriptive, non-infringing way. For example, if you are writing a book about Coca-Cola, you can use the...View More
Using the name of a registered company as the name of a design or product can potentially infringe on the company's trademark rights. The company may argue that the use of their registered trademark in your product name creates a likelihood of confusion among consumers as to the source of the...View More
Having a trademark registration can provide some legal protection for your SAAS name and domain name globally. However, trademark rights are generally territorial, which means that they are granted and enforced on a country-by-country basis.
If you have a trademark registered in Australia,...View More
Whether HedLabs.com is a trademark or not depends on whether it is being used as a trademark in commerce. A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one party from those of others.
While 501(c)(3) status is a common and often preferred option for starting an animal shelter or rescue organization, there are other ways to establish a nonprofit entity in North Carolina. Here are a couple of alternative options:
(1) Fiscal Sponsorship: Another option is to seek fiscal...View More
North Carolina courts have generally held that late fees must be reasonable and not excessive, and should generally relate to the actual damages suffered by the contractor for late payment. If you plan to add late fees to your invoices, you should make sure that the fees are clearly disclosed in...View More
I am receiving emails once a week from a particular homeowner who misused a glitch in our HOA's online portal to download all home owner information and is now using those email addresses to run a campaign against our current HOA. He is quoting Article 55A and claiming these email addresses... View More
Electronic signatures are the same as original inked signatures under North Carolina law. So, without considering intoxication here, the contract would be valid if the only question is electronic signature compared to ink siganature.
Now, whether the contract is invalid or voidable because...View More
This is going to depend on the terms of the lease agreement you have with your landlord. Review your written lease and see what it says about interior inspections of the home or landlord's access. The landlord's motivation for inspecting the interior of the home may also matter: less...View More
There is generally a $175 court fee to file for an expunction. The fee for an attorney's assistance is going to range depending on whether you're entitled to statutory relief (will automatically happen depending on your age at the time a crime was committed and the age and nature of the...View More
Yes, a company can own shares in certain situations (notably, if you're filing taxes as an S-corp, only a limited number of humans can own shares). There are strict state and federal securities laws relating to selling shares in companies. Contact an attorney in your state who focuses on...View More
Yes, a company can own shares in certain situations (notably, if you're filing taxes as an S-corp, only a limited number of humans can own shares). There are strict state and federal securities laws relating to selling shares in companies. That is to say, if you take a substantial amount of...View More
I have a comic book series that I'm currently writing. I have a title in mind and did a search on existing trademarks. I found one conflict exists for a brand of beer with the same name under classification 32. Considering they're in completely different industries, what are the issues,... View More
If you use another company's name, brand, logo, mascot, etc. in a way that could cause consumer confusion (lead customers to think your product is affiliated with the company or officially licensed by the company with the same name) then you can be sued for trademark infringement. So, the key...View More
Quick background, I was working in a different role within this company, they then braught me on todo some development for them as a trial, i have now been working for the company for months in the same role but they havent updated my contract - so in my terms im not technically employed to do... View More
You need to speak with an attorney licensed in your state who deals with intellectual property issues for more insight into your specific situation, but I can describe the legal principles in play here generally:
Absent a written agreement addressing work for hire, you cannot stop your...View More
I'm rebranding my graphic design business in Raleigh, NC and I've found the perfect name. However, the name is similar to another company's name; the only difference is my new name has an additional letter in it to distinguish it from this other company. My company would be... View More
Will the North Carolina Secretary of State accept your LLC's articles of organization if the name differs by only one letter from another entity also registered in North Carolina? Yes, the NC Secretary of State will permit registration so long...View More
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