East Orange, NJ asked in Copyright and Small Claims for New Jersey

Q: What should I do if someone is refusing to pay for artwork I did for them and also allowed someone else to edit it?

They are letting the other person claim it as their own and refusing to pay for it

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Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks
Answered
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • los angeles, CA

A: Sounds like you've got a collections matter on your hands, with claims for breach of contract, and also copyright infringement. In most cases, a legal demand letter does the trick. If it doesn't you either have to let it go, or file a lawsuit (either in small claims or civil court). I handle these types of matters regularly. Shoot me an email if you'd like assistance: Jason@altviewlawgroup.com

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Do not pay any attention to an attorney from CA, who is so desperate for business that he is directly soliciting you. You need to retain a NJ law firm that handles all aspects of intellectual property, which has a licensed member of the Patent Bar. Pick the best lawyer you can find and remember one rule: a good lawyer is generally never cheap, and a cheap lawyer is generally never good so don't choose based on price. A lawyer who is in another State is not a practical solution for your problems.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. agrees with this answer

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
Answered
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Attorney Boyer is correct you should hire NJ Lawyer if its a NJ case.

Leonard R. Boyer agrees with this answer

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