answered on Feb 25, 2023
To obtain a license for Avatar: The Last Airbender merchandise, you will need to contact the intellectual property owner or their licensing agent. In this case, the owner is Nickelodeon, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS. You can contact the ViacomCBS Consumer Products licensing department to inquire about... Read more »
My concern is that once they hit the market the concept could be easily reproduced
answered on Dec 6, 2021
Your concern is well-founded. There's no protecting the idea of food themed tee shirts or any other kinds of articles.
On the other hand, specific designs or renderings of food pictures may indeed be protect-able. And, you may want to consider giving the shirts a name that could be... Read more »
I am trying to understand fair use and social media. If I were to make an edible product and hand create in icing an image of a trademark such as an NFL logo, video game character, or other trademarked image can I put the image of my final product on instagram? I am not selling the exact edible... Read more »
answered on Oct 6, 2021
No. You shouldn't do that. It would be difficult to argue that what you are describing is fair use.
Some people selling trademarked products do not get caught, say, when they sell their products at a neighborhood picnic, but NFL has lots of people making sure that their trademarks... Read more »
I believe it to be a patent I sent him to the patent office with.
answered on Sep 2, 2019
This is not easy as the USPTO tools for searching fields such as name do not apply to patents from that time frame.
The assignment database goes back to 1980. The full text search tool on USPTO goes back to 1976. While the images of the earlier patents can be retrieved by patent number,... Read more »
I'm a video editor and was hired to make an internal use video for one company that wants to expand their business. As a part of the video, we need short animation showing the race for electrification in the automotive industry. I need to include logos of the GM, TESLA, NISSAN, and other... Read more »
answered on Dec 17, 2018
Although such use may not amount to a trademark (or perhaps copyright) infringement, my suggestion is to contact each company and obtain their written authorizations to use their respective logos.
answered on Sep 24, 2018
It depends on the law firm. First, you need to find a law firm that handles patents. Second, you need to call the law firm and ask if they can help you file corrected application papers. I have a feeling that most Patent Attorneys can help you with this project.
Im currently interested in trademarking my name / brand for higher purposes.
answered on Sep 8, 2017
To obtain a trademark you will incur filing fees of $225 to $400 per class, attorneys fees, and search costs. The attorneys fees and search costs can very significantly depending on the attorney and the extent of the search. Many lawyers will provide trademark registration services for a flat fee... Read more »
The video will be posted on social media and the winner will receive scholarship money for college.
answered on Aug 31, 2017
It probably is. You should get clearance first. Best of luck!
I myself am a european and I am planning on publishing a book about an actor who is a US Citizen (note: it will have a negative connotation for that person).
On the book cover I am planning to use a "free for use" (creative commons) image of that person. So no copyright-problems... Read more »
answered on Jul 3, 2017
You may be violating the person's publicity rights. Careful you're not also sued for defamation or IP violations. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more... Read more »
How much time would it take?
answered on Jan 4, 2017
Welcome to Justia!
How do you go about it? Get in touch with a patent lawyer. He/She will guide you through the process.
What is the cost? To get a patent costs about as much as buying a car. A few thousand to a few tens of thousands of dollars, depending on many things. About... Read more »
answered on Nov 28, 2016
No. You may sue under the common law for copyright infringement. However, to make use of the federal statute, which has real teeth in its statutory damages, for example, the work would have needed to have been registered first.
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