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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Hawaii on
Q: Am I able to write a book to teach towards an industry certification without permission of the owning organization?

The certification is owned by CompTIA. I'd like to write it explicity for the Security+ exam (completely in my own words of course).

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answered on May 19, 2020

Usually, yes.

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright for Illinois on
Q: If I were to use the name of a store with in a tv show for a t-shirt to make a profit. Does that go against copyright?
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answered on May 18, 2020

Probably. You should seek the approval of the show before selling the T-shirt.

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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Hi, I have a golf putter head I want to patent. How do I go about it?
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answered on May 18, 2020

Give us a call or email:

Bill Hulsey

bill.hulsey@hulseyiplaw.com / 512-658-7173

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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida on
Q: Is there such a thing as the USPTO Hiding an Approved Patent number from the public for any reason? Is it even legal?

Someone is telling me they had the Patent office hide the Patent number for strategic reasons. And are only showing an approval for the application in lieu of the fact that the so called invention is possibly patentable. Makes no sense to me! Why would one hide a the patent number of an approved... Read more »

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answered on May 17, 2020

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invention_Secrecy_Act

Take a look at this article.

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida on
Q: If a person falsely claims a product is patented when it is not, is this a crime?

The person in question is advertising and raising money by claiming his invention is Patented when it is not Patented.

Here is the info I have been able to ascertain thus far.. none of it is verifiable via patent search via USPTO for some reason...

Promoting a product as patented... Read more »

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answered on May 17, 2020

Stating something is patented when such is not true would be fraud

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Colorado on
Q: I am trademarking my business name: SpecificNameX Training.

If in the future I'd like to add a component to the business & TM a new name (similar but with a new word at the end) SpecificNameX Studios, will I be able to?

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answered on May 16, 2020

Probably. Consider establishing a family of marks.

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3 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Florida on
Q: Hello I have an online store and we want to sell shower curtains an mats with designer brand logo are we able to?

Are we able to sell it? We don't claim the artwork as ours.

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answered on May 16, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jK8IndKMis

TRADEMARK FAIR USE

Please watch this video.

If we can help, let us know.

All the best,

Bill Hulsey

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3 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Maryland on
Q: Skinlights is a trademarked word, can I instead use Skin Lights (with a space) or Radiant Skin Lights?

I’m a independent cosmetic brand and skinlights is trademarked by Revlon.

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answered on May 15, 2020

It depends on the use of the prior mark. If in a non-related channel of commerce where there is no likelihood of confusion, there could be some options for you.

Bill Hulsey / bill.hulsey@hulseyiplaw.com / 512-478-9190 / www.HulseyIPLaw.com

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for California on
Q: Trademarking a name that is already trademarked. Same industry or not?

I'm looking to trademark a business name (call it "FishExample"). FishExample is currently trademarked for "furniture to store fishing supplies and goods". My FishExample business will be an online community/resource for fishermen (unrelated to furniture, but tied into... Read more »

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answered on May 15, 2020

Great facts. We can help and explain why. This is doable.

Please contact us.

Bill Hulsey

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright for Ohio on
Q: Do I need copywriter permission to make a 1 time driver license image for a birthday cake

Using a picture of an Ohio drivers license I erased all the info and put my daughter information on it so it could be printed One time on a birthday cake. The cake decorated said I need permission to use it because the Oh DL is copyrighted. How do you get permission

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answered on May 14, 2020

No

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3 Answers | Asked in Trademark on
Q: How do I Purchase a trademark that has expired.
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answered on May 14, 2020

You question may not make sense. It would be helpful to know some of the facts.

Bill Hulsey / Bill.Hulsey@HULSEYIPLaw.com / www.HULSEYIPLaw.com

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Nuclear Engineer (USN-SS); Member, National Society of Professional Engineers

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Can DJI Inspire 2 Drone be modified to carry more load without the asking for permission or it is patented.
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answered on May 13, 2020

Great question. Very timely! Complex question, but solvable. Let me know if you desire to discuss.

3 Answers | Asked in Trademark for New Jersey on
Q: Do I need to defend my trademark against products of a different class?

I have a trademark, un-stylized, for a name for my product. I have seen others use the name for their product in unrelated items (mine is clothing accessories, theirs is fabric-related, but not clothing). Do I need to send a cease and desist and/or name licensing agreement to defend my trademark?

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answered on May 13, 2020

Perhaps. The questions is whether a likelihood of confusion exists. The analysis starts here.

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property on
Q: Hi, We would like to Patent few technology products developed by our company. We would like to know the process.
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answered on May 13, 2020

I can explain how the process goes. Please call: 512-478-9190. Bill.Hulsey@HulseyIPLaw.com; www.HulseyIPLaw.com

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Mississippi on
Q: how to patent ammunition?

I wanted to know how to patent a method and design for shotgun ammunition.

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answered on May 12, 2020

Yes. I have done this on several occasions. We can discuss this process at your convenience.

2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Trademark for California on
Q: Hello

Can a foreign artist file for a trademark in USPTO , if he is not a citizen of the US?

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answered on May 12, 2020

Absolutely. The USPTO is open to all individuals. Just need US counsel.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright, Products Liability and Communications Law on
Q: Is it illegal for the user's part when he bought a product from an unauthorized seller?
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answered on May 10, 2020

Generally,no. But, there are exceptions.

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for West Virginia on
Q: Can a person make a canvas bag with two loops for handles and not infringe on the patent

Plain canvas material with two nylon handles

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answered on May 10, 2020

Not a clear question. Please restate.

Thanks so much

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright for Ohio on
Q: Is downloading copyrighted music, With no intent to distributing. Illegal?
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answered on May 10, 2020

Generally not, especially if you have paid for the download.

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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Virginia on
Q: Does my provisional patent application count as a patent?
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answered on May 9, 2020

No. Just an application.

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