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.
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.
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!
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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!
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 »
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.
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