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3 Answers | Asked in Copyright for Connecticut on
Q: Can I stream myself reading a book on YouTube or Twitch?

I just wanna read to the Internet in this time of coronavirus. The books are on my shelf, I own them.

Anthony Santangelo
Anthony Santangelo answered on Apr 7, 2020

To be on the safe side I would read from a book that’s out of copyright protection which is roughly 2 lifetimes. Other than that you’re probably technically infringing on the Writers Copyright. There are many exemptions for example research, education, parody etc. I think reading an entire... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Texas on
Q: Infringement of patent

I am launching my first product. However, my competitors have patents but I am thinking to change the design not function. Would my competitors' patents be infringed? Is it possible to get a patent for my product? Thank you!

Anthony Santangelo
Anthony Santangelo answered on Apr 7, 2020

This is a very difficult and complicated question. A non-provisional patent generally covers the function of an item whereas a design patent covers the ornamental look of a product but not its function. You can still infringe on A patent by changing its design if your new product “reads on”... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Trademark on
Q: Can I use ‘Lovegood’ in my brand name as long as it’s not ‘Luna Lovegood’? Thanks.
Anthony Santangelo
Anthony Santangelo answered on Apr 7, 2020

You probably Should search the Trademark database at USPTO.gov to see if your brand name is trademarked otherwise the Trademark holder may be able to force you to take yours down. Also another good place to search would be to see if the domain is taken at Google domains and Lastly to see if the... Read more »

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