It is a T-shirt company that will have a variety of artwork along with our basic name and slogan.
answered on Mar 7, 2023
Trademarks and copyright protection are good business protection tools, but these two areas of law can be confusing.
Trademarks protect words slogans, phrases, and graphic art (such as a logo) that are used to identify a brand or a product's seller in the marketplace. Two companies... Read more »
I started a new instagram account for my twin boys and have posted a video that reached 6 millions views in a week or so and a company contacted me to get a permission from me to share their video in their social media and I will get 60% and they get %40. So I just want to talk with an attorney... Read more »
answered on Sep 11, 2022
You are wise to check with an attorney before you sign anything that does not make sense. Generally, the person creating a video clip has an automatically-occurring copyright in that video. The automatic rights are harder to enforce or sell, but the maker of the video clip can register their rights... Read more »
The name I will be using is “Digitone”. Needing to make sure this doesn’t compete with trademarks under the name that are already in use. As I will not be making products that compete with these said companies that currently hold the trademarked name which seem to be around 5+ companies.
answered on Jan 20, 2022
Yes, you can use a stage name that is a word or phrase that already exists in another line of business. Trademarks and, more generally, the words and phrases you use to distinguish your performances, are subject to a broad legal test that focuses on likelihood of confusion. The confusion in... Read more »
No pity self inflicted
answered on Jan 10, 2022
The application (serial number 86066606) to register NO PITY SELF INFLICTED was abandoned in 2014, for failure to respond to an action from the trademark examiner. It cannot be revived. If you still want to use and register the mark as before, you should consult an experienced trademark attorney... Read more »
The account is now listed as closed, I never made any agreement/payment arrangements w/ creditor after the car was voluntarily repossessed.
answered on Jan 6, 2022
Statutes of limitations vary by state. For example in Mississippi, the statute of limitations on an auto loan deficiency is only one year. Under Colorado Revised Statute 13-80-103.5, the statute of limitations is 6 years. This runs from the date of the last payment. The fact that it is... Read more »
The original book has many stories in it. One is about beavers that I'm using to write a children's book. I'd like to use some of his words verbatim but I'm not sure if that's legal. The children's story summarizes that original work. All artwork will be done by me. I... Read more »
answered on Nov 20, 2021
You need to consult with an attorney to understand your options.
Depending on how you use the material, how much, when the copyright expires, etc. you may have some legal right to do it.
I am an author and I have been considering creating a story based on Kong, using all of the Kong properties such as the character of Kong himself, skull island, and the things related to the original 1933 story. From what I understand Universal Studios own the rights to the character King Kong, but... Read more »
answered on Aug 15, 2021
Interesting question. You need to consult with an attorney to evaluate your options.
It is possible that parts of the story are now or soon in public domain. BUT you need to be careful on what you use. Just because something is in the public domain, if you copy somebody's else... Read more »
The only copyright on the bottom of the old site was for the domain name which I now own.
answered on Jul 16, 2021
It will depend if the content is unique or generic.
You must consult with an attorney
professional athletes online, photoshopping them into a cartoon, then reselling them on a canvas through Etsy.
Since I plan to use pro athlete photos from the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, MMA, NASCAR, etc.... I have a few questions.
1) What type of license to I need from the photo creator... Read more »
answered on Jul 15, 2020
Using the name of the team is likely trademark infringement. Using the athlete's likeness could run you into issues with the right of publicity because you're using it for a commercial purpose. The photo does belong to the photographer or the organization if they licensed it and while... Read more »
It would be helpful if you could guide me to some resources to prevent copyright/trademark infringement with my designs and names for shoes.
answered on Jun 10, 2020
When doing research about trademarks and copyrights look at uspto.gov and copyright.gov.
You can search for trademarks on TESS. Your trademark search should include more than TESS.
Consider hiring an intellectual property attorney to do a full analysis of the facts specific to... Read more »
I want to create a social app for people that collect things, but I need public data to do it. For instance, this site http://www.tycollector.com/beanies/beanie-roster.htm has a list of all beanie babies and info about them. I need the data so collectors can id their items. They would be able to... Read more »
answered on Jun 10, 2020
Copyright related to compilations of data is a specific area of copyright law and analysis of the exact list and estimations of the mental effort and transformation to the underlying facts in the list may be part of the analysis. If you are doing research on your own, and want a potential starting... Read more »
Star Wars , a Harry Potter and other trademarked characters or brands used to make a baby shower gifts I sell. I want to make sure I don’t get sued or violate any trademark, copyrights, etc
answered on Apr 10, 2020
You can always be sued.
Most big companies decide not to go after small guys, specially if it is in the fan realm like in Comicon.
You do not have zero risk, you are at the mercy of what the owners want to do.
I was wondering if it’s illegal to create an app that gives people dating advice, as well as help people get their online profiles up to date and make them more presentable for the type of person that they’re looking for. I would state that I’m not a therapist or anything like that. But was... Read more »
answered on Apr 18, 2019
If you undertake this plan without having the input of at least two lawyers you will probably regret it. This situation is one that brings to mind the ancient warning: "If it looks too good to be true, it probably isn't."
answered on Jun 17, 2018
The only way to know is to search. Even if you search you may have some small risk that a patent application is ahead of you in the pipeline but is not visible yet. However, searching is the commercially reasonable way to reduce your risk of running into a problem.
One strategy is to... Read more »
Could I tape off / guard entry access to a small apartment courtyard (outside), keeping volume below 'coherent & audible' levels to the sidewalk to watch a DVD that I own (non-public-license), not well-viewable from sidewalk, if I invite a few neighbors & friends (10 max) verbally... Read more »
answered on May 7, 2018
Copyright law allows viewing of your DVD with family and a close circle of friends in a private setting, as long as they are not being charged for the viewing. Your proposal may or may not fit into that. Your choice to take the risk or not. Here is a helpful resource:... Read more »
hello i just wanted to clarify for someone about stealing and they wont listen to my and i need your help!
Theres a business going on where this account sells character for money, but there is a problem!
Their rules arent right, they're forcing people to agree to the rules... Read more »
answered on May 5, 2018
The key here is whether the item in question is tangible or intangible. If it is tangible, like a book, painting, or the table in your example, then they can't restrict your right to that particular tangible item when they sell that item to you. However, if it is intangible like the rights to... Read more »
It is written in Spanish.
answered on May 4, 2018
I just finished my first draft. To compose the climax of the story I used one of my favorite songs as an outline, as it fit perfectly with my tale. I did not use exact lyrics at all, and significantly expanded the story of the song. The narrative flow and sequence of events is the same, however.... Read more »
answered on Apr 23, 2018
An attorney would need to review the song and the story to determine if one infringes the other. If so, you would need a license to create derivative works.
Copyright material would include a brief video clip, a painting or a photo image.
answered on Mar 27, 2018
It depends on how much of the content is used, the context of the use, and the original work. A copyright attorney would need to review your proposed work and the original work to determine if the new work is protected by fair use. Nonprofits are not automatically exempt from copyright... Read more »
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