I am writing a biographical screenplay about my mother. She was a famous romance novelist. She passed away in November, 2019. She divorced her first husband for cheating on her. Afterward she met my father. I have two half sisters and a full brother. My sister doesn’t want me to use her... Read more »
Writing about a living person can raise issues of defamation, right of publicity, and false light, among others. There are many ways to do it wrong and a few ways to do it right. Some details may just have to be left out. A more complete statement of facts and a careful analysis by an attorney...Read more »
This is America. You can always sue someone. The actual question is whether suing will get you a good result for a price that does not exceed the amount you are seeking. Proving low valuation and fake pretense can be difficult. A detailed set of facts must be reviewed.
New material is subject to copyright protection. A new book including the old book plus a new introduction may be published and the new introduction may be subject to copyright protection. The old book will not be subject to copyright protection. Depending on what you want to copy, what you want to...Read more »
There is no one-size-fits-all answer unless you do not care about maximizing your chances for success in establishing a market position or in making a profit. It helps to know what the product is and what the market looks like. Patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets each provide different...Read more »
The question raises copyright and trademark questions. In all likelihood Disney would not care if you supported the franchise. The facts do not indicate how you would make references to Disney properties or possibly use them. There may be ways to do it right. There are very many ways to do it...Read more »
Since this is an era of effective businesses though the ecommerce channels and Trademark Terminal is providing the elevation in the quality to do the same. Almost all of the customers and clients are using the medium of internet as their basis communication and collaboration route. Trademark... Read more »
Website rankings and trademarks are different things. It might be a good idea to read the Trademark Terminal website and see if they actually say that they make your brand more appealing. They might not. You might want to call an intellectual property attorney. Many give free initial consultations.
It is possible that your best course of action is to consult an intellectual property attorney. Your question appears to indicate that you are not familiar with trademark procedures. Most people are not. There are many ways to go wrong. You want to be sure it is done right.
It is important to sort out what your business needs are. Trademarks are for brand names. Copyrights are for works in a fixed form and not generally for names. If you plan on making significant investments of time or money, it would most likely cost-justified to consult an attorney and build a...Read more »
There are may forms of licenses each to suit a particular business scenario and provide a win-win situation. In one scenario, for example, Luxe Link might feel that they do not need a licensee because the licensee would just take sales away from them and not improve their profits. However, one...Read more »
I wrote a song and did the music arrangement in Logic Pro X using many royalty free loops to create my song. If I work with a producer who does his own interpretation of my original song via new music production how much ownership do I have regarding the music content?
Example- If someone was a Trademark with the name "GLO" for a fitness website. And their goods and services solely cover the creation of any fitness sites or blogs that provide non-downloadable articles for advice on fitness, Could I trade mark the name "GLO" for a fitness clothing brand?
I signed my Employment contract, with an Outside Activities Clause and now I would like to start my own company. The new company will not compete with or use any ideas/inventions from my current employer. Is this a breach of contract and if so, how likely is it that my Employer would follow through... Read more »
Not using ideas or inventions from your current employer is not the only issue that determines whether or not you will have an issue with your employer. Many specifics need to be taken into account. It is possible that your employer doesn't even know if they would follow through with...Read more »
Determining whether a product infringes a patent is not a do-it-yourself project. It is governed by federal law and not the law of any particular state. Many times the analysis is complicated. If you have any investment at stake, it should be cost-justified to consult a patent attorney.
Knowing I was in the process of applying for a Federal trademark, they one upped me and claimed my product as their own and began dealing with my production companies. Would the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051 et. seq. be of any use to me years after the fact?
Claiming someone else's product as one's own may or may not be a trademark issue. There are relevant acts that are not included in your question. Your production companies presumably know who you are. There could be contract issues. The entire picture needs to be presented to an attorney...Read more »
I am writing a book about a true crime story. Some details were published and newspapers and I have details that come specifically from the people who experienced it, including notes of actual conversations and emails. What changes do I need to make to protect myself legally from slander or related... Read more »
It is not really possible to catalog all the types of things that can be said and how to change the things that cannot be said. Each one needs to be reviewed in context. Changes involve legal judgments. The one true crime writer I am personally acquainted with is an attorney.
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