Q: If I push the boundaries of branding infringement can criminal charges be pursued or just civil damages?
My daughter's original intellectual property (a drawing) was incorporated with the brand of a large organization and applied to a Christmas ornament that can be purchased with $25 'donation' in 2009.
The drawing was presented in partnership with organization, their capitol gain was not the purpose, rights to her intellectual property were not transferred.
In 2015, the organization wrongfully dissolved partnership, seized my property, and a very long list of most heinous actions against me. As a result of tjeor attack I am homeless, disabled, separated from my children, alienated from my family, and unable to reestablish former lifestyle.
I am going to use that drawing... Run a fund raiser, 10 year recirculation. I fully intend to send notification to the organization... And all of their affiliates and supporters. For $25 they bought cases of ornaments. I am going to put it on a coffee mug and perhaps charge $35. They will not get a dime. I will be very clear with them
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