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Q: If An emergency restraining order that my parents didn’t ask for but is required by law because they recently became Se

If I break an emergency restraining order involving my parents is broken am I in trouble? We have since reconciled they are still to say so.

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright for Washington DC on
Q: Am I allowed to add papers I wrote while employed at my last job to my personal portfolio website?

I used to work at an organization that involved writing papers. I've since left and am starting a personal portfolio website. I'm wondering if I'm allowed to add them with credit to the organization and my coauthors and links that kick back to the papers on their site? Or do I need... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark on
Q: Someone is impersonating my business. What can I do?

I found that this individual has successfully managed to register my brand name (which I did not trademark) with US, EU and UK trademark offices. He copied my website and is now copying my products and selling them internationally under my brand name.

Individual is now sending takedown... Read more »

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on May 27, 2022

You have urgent need to retain experienced counsel to address the hijacking of your brand.

The infringer's trademark registration can be cancelled based upon your prior use, even though you had not registered it. You also have grounds to sue for trademark infringement and unfair...
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0 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Trademark on
Q: Can I use just the devil from the Manchester Utd Logo?
0 Answers | Asked in Copyright for Pennsylvania on
Q: if you draw a picture say Of a cartoon character or of another animal and you looked at how someone else sketched it?

if you draw a picture say Of a cartoon character or of another animal and you looked at how someone else sketched it and you did this for personal use and posted a picture of what you drew on social media did you break any copyright laws? You’re not selling it

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Q: If you watched a show on an illegal site are you at risk for being in trouble? Or are the people who uploaded the show?

Before I turned 18 a sibling of mine found an illegal site to watch shows I thought it was cool but stopped doing it once I knew the risks.

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright for Pennsylvania on
Q: is it legal to screenshot a funny meme or post and text it to a friend not post it.

There have been times that I’ve accidentally printed them when I printed out a bunch of photos since it’ll print out screenshots as well. Is this illegal?

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it legal to use quotes you find online for social media captions?

For example you can do a quick search on Pinterest and find a inspirational quote about the sunset or something- sometimes they have the person who said it sometimes they don’t. Can you post these in a caption with quotations if you don’t know who to give credit to?

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it legal to show tv shows/movies/ clips on YouTube to my students. What if it was uploaded illegally?

What if you don’t know if the video is illegal or not? What if you do know it is - is it still illegal to watch it if you don’t download it?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Florida on
Q: Hi in Florida, friend and I wrote a series of books I’m about to publish and podcast my friend died can I be sued

I’m wondering if her husband has any legal rights in the state of Florida there is no contract all the books are on my computer but he did create the artwork that I will not use.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 23, 2022

The estate of your late friend and co-author presumably has rights to half of the proceeds. Ask her husband if a probate petition has been filed with the courts and a personal representative has been appointed.

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Q: Can I create a show with similar name, theme and characters to another show


I am an amateur animator and screenwriter and have recently been designing an animated show which was originally based on the 1980s show The A Team. It uses a similar name, The B Team, as well as the same theme song and quite similar characters. The actual contents of the show is... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Louisiana on
Q: How can you legally do commissioned drum covers over copyrighted music for one time use?

My friend is a drummer who usually plays his own stuff, but he received a request to do a drum cover. As In, taking a copyrighted song and playing drums over the original. It’s a one on one thing, not broadcasted all over the place. Can he do it?

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for Georgia on
Q: I invented the Instacart app and it got stolen, I also have more inventions to submit and I need help with it all.

I do not know what to do about my app getting stolen and I would like some legal help with protecting all my other inventions and apps.

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Copyright and Products Liability on
Q: What's the legality of using a celebrities name in a board game? Similar to cards against humanity

I am making a game and am wondering if I cod use celebrity names as some of the answers. J believe cards against humanity does it and was wondering if this is legal or do I need to include a tm with the name.

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Q: can you use a crime scene photo that does not have any bodies in it for artwork

I'm working on a music project that pertains to the Sharon Tate murders. Can I use the crime scene photo of the door with "PIG" written in blood, legally?

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Q: Im 13 And I took picture of teacher on facebook and made a photo with her face quoting things said, can i get in trouble

All the things quoted are things she actually said and i posted that picture on a group chat with my teacher in it.

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for New York on
Q: I was asked to "revamp" a logo for my company using part of the old one that they already paid for. Is the new one mine?

They originally asked me to change one aspect of the current logo. Then they wanted me to incorporate the old logo into a new logo with different text. They now plan on using this new logo as a campus-wide rebrand without giving me credit or direct compensation. I have also not signed anything... Read more »

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