I want to start a classifieds webpage for cannabis products for dispensaries and consumers alike. How can I make that happen?
answered on Aug 2, 2022
One response is "just do it." But a better answer would be to form a business entity, such as a corporation or a limited liability company, to protect your personal assets from exposure to business liability.
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
i have a specific request and I would like to ask your advice, please.
I am interested in registering a trademark and copyright, specifically about a studio name & devloper name in the games industry, as well as for a website.
Unfortunately, i... Read more »
answered on Jul 4, 2022
From your description, it sounds as though Trademark Law is more relevant to your objectives. Copyright is concerned with what might be called "content" -- for example, your website or the games the studio might create.
Trademark law is specific to each... Read more »
I am a small business wellness consulting company providing services to non-profit and health care organizations and I would like to know what terms should be included in my contracts? Additionally, are there any pro-bono resources that can assist with this? Thank you!
answered on May 2, 2022
You can begin to understand the basic components of a contract here:
Choosing among clauses, authoring the right clauses, and assembling a contract that makes sense for you is the job of an attorney. It is a skill and an art, and... Read more »
answered on Feb 10, 2022
I'm sorry: this question can't be answered as asked. Lots more detail and context is necessary. The question needs careful deconstruction. If this is an actual situation you are facing, and you are asking for specific advice, you should talk with an attorney. Good luck.
I like discovering strange vintage pieces and I don't necessarily want to make "replicas" as I do want to make some alterations to the antique designs/make them more modern/brand-able. I just want to make sure I'm not stepping on anyone's toes/ violating some... Read more »
answered on Jan 14, 2022
Jewelry is copyrightable, but from your description its copyright has long since expired. See: https://guides.library.cornell.edu/copyright/publicdomain
answered on Jan 13, 2022
In theory, the answer is simple: no, you can't use the mark. However, there are other considerations. Let's assume you're referring to the mark at https://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4807:hzp18o.2.2
* Are your goods/services in the same class as the... Read more »
Background: I am going to see life coaching clients from all over the USA/world by online teleconferencing software.
Do I need to file DBAs for each USA States and Foreign Country when I encounter a new client from a new country/USA state?
answered on Jan 3, 2022
Assuming you will be 'headquartered' and conducting business in PA from a teleconference originating in PA, I believe the answer is "no."
I have characters with varying levels of similarity to other people. I’d like a rule/s to go by in case I make more, as well. I believe Tradmark and Copyright come into play, but there may be more.
answered on Dec 31, 2021
It will be impossible to answer your question without specifics. In copyright, there would be two issues: 1) whether the character(s) you are copying are copyrightable (this will depend on how well delineated the character is and how central to the story they are) and 2) whether your characters... Read more »
answered on Dec 30, 2021
Absent some specific, embodied, useful application of the theorem to the solution of a problem, no.
For example if I am on Instagram and I see a handsome man or beautiful woman and I paint that man or woman as close as I can to the original in a totally different setting and then sell that painting can I be Infringing on any copyright laws.
answered on Dec 28, 2021
Yes, it's possible that your paintings might infringe the copyright of the person who owns the copyright in the photo. It depends on whether your image is "substantially similar" to the photos. From the sound of it, it is your intent to paint the image as similar as possible to the original.
answered on Dec 27, 2021
It all depends on what classification(s) the other "Seaborg" names are registered under. Just as there is an "Apple Bank" and an "Apple Computer", the Seaborg mark may be available for your game. You should hire an attorney to help you dig into this. Good luck!
answered on Dec 22, 2021
The US Patent & Trademark Office website (uspto.gov) enables you to find the current owner of the mark.
Consider whether you really want to negotiate directly. There are good reasons to have a lawyer act as your intermediary, in addition to the fact that he or she will... Read more »
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answered on Dec 16, 2021
Here are two reasons it is in your interest that this question not be answered in this forum:
1. You really don't want to analyze and deliberate in public, let alone convey your concerns and intent where a potential plaintiff might see them.
2. The question is not only a... Read more »
The artwork would be used in a commercial game. The artist would be paid to create original artwork on a website like upwork or fiverr.
answered on Dec 14, 2021
Potentially both of you would be on the hook - copyright law doesn't require that you intend to infringe. You discuss particulars with an attorney.
without a court order nor my permission who has the legal right to contact and receive the records that were signed and uploaded to the electronic signature company software. Please remember I am the client who has the contract with this company. A third party signed a contract and is attempting... Read more »
answered on Dec 13, 2021
What does your contract with the electronic signature company say? What do you mean when you say "attempting to obtain"? Subpoena? I'm not sure what the detective has to do with it.
This question is difficult to answer as stated. It would be best to obtain advice of counsel.
My concern is that once they hit the market the concept could be easily reproduced
answered on Dec 6, 2021
Your concern is well-founded. There's no protecting the idea of food themed tee shirts or any other kinds of articles.
On the other hand, specific designs or renderings of food pictures may indeed be protect-able. And, you may want to consider giving the shirts a name that could be... Read more »
This would be to show brands that a service offerings works with, not product it sells.
answered on Dec 3, 2021
Are you doing the photography, or using someone else's photographs? If the latter, you will probably need permission from the photographer / owner of the photos.
If the former, there *may* be a copyright issue if the product being photographed is itself a graphic work, work of... Read more »
What is the cost for trademarking one class service and one mark. This is for a software company.
answered on Dec 3, 2021
Trademark Office fees will probably be either $350 or $250, depending on how you file. But there may be other fees, including lawyer's fees for doing the assessment, search and filing work. Best to consult an attorney.
I want to purchase the rights to ownership of this trademark:
Serial # "78338468", Registration # "3204956", Status "710 - Cancelled - Section 8".
answered on Nov 30, 2021
Your question is now very specific and disclosed in public. There is no way to offer general guidance. As Attorney Garciaacosta suggested, your questions should now be addressed to an attorney.
answered on Nov 30, 2021
First, you should consider registering the curriculum with the Copyright Office -- there are a number of benefits to doing so.
A license is a kind of legal contract. You can find forms for non-exclusive licenses to copyrighted works online. But to make sure it serves your specific... Read more »
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