My grandfather's will States that at the sale of his property, that $20000, be equally divided among 4 grandchildren. Any additional money made from the sale will be divided among his 3 children. However one of the 3 children(My father) has since passed. Will his third go to, the state, My father's... Read more »
I had a recurring client for about a year and we've always had verbal agreements, no written contracts. The client now owes me money for services rendered and refuses to pay due to an issue they has with me personally. They've threatened me with legal action, requesting that I remove all of their... Read more »
Any copyrightable work created by an employee acting within the scope of his or her employment is a “work made for hire.” The parties do not need to address works made for hire in their employment...Read more »
I am writing this to inquire about reporting copyright infringement on behalf of a video game company. I have recently become aware of sources that are copying and altering material from the official video game company. As a concerned fan of the official games, I was wondering what official steps... Read more »
I am an international student, I wanted to learn how to trade forex and I made some research and found good feedback about somebody. I contacted him in order to learn with him but he scammed me $4700. He puts me in a terrible situation because I have almost been expelled form the country because I... Read more »
We have several journals and letters from 1850-1920 written by family members (all deceased). We are in the process of retyping these and putting into PDF format for immediate family members. We would also like to make these available to more distant relatives and possibly parts to any local... Read more »
A will does not have to specifically bequest intellectual property rights for those rights to pass to heirs. If, for example, father gives everything he owns to son, his son inherits the intellectual property rights in his letters and journals. Son could apply for copyright protection from the...Read more »
North Carolina General Statute § 22-2. Contract for sale of land; leases.
All contracts to sell or convey any lands, ... or any interest in or concerning them, ... shall be void unless said contract, or some memorandum or note thereof, be put in writing and signed by the party to be...Read more »
I currently owe 150k on my house. I have an interested buyer at 500k. At closing the buyer will put down 150k to pay off existing mortgage and I will carry the loan of 350k@4% for 30 years. My question is if for some reason the buyer at some point gets a second mortgage/equity loan from a separate... Read more »
They asked that i remove the photo, which I did, and are also asking that I pay them $6750.00 for the last six months that the photo was used. This photo was taken off of Google search and had I been asked by the copyright owner to take it down sooner, it would have been done immediately. This is a... Read more »
North Carolina law does afford special protection for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, in relation to early termination of rental agreements in Section 42-45.1 of the North Carolina General Statutes.
The N.C. General Assembly's unofficial copy of the statute is...Read more »
I own some land. I know someone that has promised to buy it. Is there any type of document that could be drawn up that allows me an advance of the price the buyer has promised before time of sale so that at time of sale the amount would be less en bloc. E.g. promised 30,000. I ask to have 5,000... Read more »
Probably. Have you already entered into a written sales contract? You state that the potential buyer "promised to buy it." In North Carolina, all contracts or agreements to sell or convey land must be in writing to be enforceable.
There are a few ways to accomplish your goal and...Read more »
Names and short phrases cannot be copyrighted under U.S. law. Trademark law, however, may afford protection for a name. Contact an attorney specializing in trademark law to learn more about whether the name you have in mind could be trademarked.
I did research Peter Rabbit and it does appear that they entered the public domain in 2014. I find their response a little ambiguous. " New Iterations" "adaptations", also "protect several trademarks". There's not an answer if and what images are free to use. I thought if they entered Public... Read more »
If an original work enters the public domain, this does not cover derivative or subsequent works based on that original work. So, Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa is in the public domain. But that does not mean that a photograph taken of the Mona Lisa is necessarily in the public domain, the...Read more »
You may apply for an unconditional pardon from the Governor, which is granted at the Governor's discretion. An unconditional pardon is granted primarily to restore an individual's right to own or possess a firearm. Applications for pardons are handled by Pat Hansen at the Governor's Clemency...Read more »
Copyright law does not protect ideas, but instead, the expression - a description, explanation, or illustration, for example, that accompanies those ideas. So, copyright law does not protect recipes that are a mere listings of ingredients. If your recipe has secret ingredients that you do not...Read more »
Do you have a case number? You can call the clerk of court in the county where the case was heard and request the records. There may be a cost to have the records mailed to you or the clerk may fax records for free within a few days of the request.
I have had a meeting with an investor about my buisness in which I did not ask him to sign an NDA about 2 months ago. He was interested in investing and delayed it for over a month untill popping out of the blue that he is not interested anymore in investing for a certain reason (which there is no... Read more »
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