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0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Gaming and Land Use & Zoning for Idaho on
Q: What is the Montana territorial code 168.-A

Supposed to be about Gambling away Ownership of land Title .

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Gaming, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Jersey on
Q: Can I patent a game that has open domain IPs such as Santa Clause? I’m making a game where Santa is the main villain

I am making the story unique and bringing my own twist on Christmas and a dark tale of horror with my own unique characters and ideas.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on May 14, 2022

Your situation requires more facts and to determine what you can due without getting into serious legal problems, you must retain an experienced patent law attorney. With modern technology, you can be represented by any high-quality attorney in New Jersey irrespective of geography.

0 Answers | Asked in Gaming for New York on
Q: What to do when money is stuck on gambling site and don’t have the proper id due to not having stable address?

I have a online gaming/gambling website ( I I gamble on. Recently I had to put my account which had atleast 5-6 thOusands in winnings on hold due to suspicion of being hacked . Ok fast forward to reactivate I need to for some apparent reason provide a pic of my Id front and back... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Gaming for Nevada on
Q: If I have a criminal background can I still be employed at a casino in Reno Nevada

Record is seven years old

0 Answers | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Gaming and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Ohio on
Q: Do I need a patent to make a recreational outdoor game?

If I am combining already made materials to create a recreational game, do I need a patent?

0 Answers | Asked in Gaming for Louisiana on
Q: Is there a law in Louisiana that won't allow temporary Id to be used for collecting winnings?

Had expired id in February. Was given 90 days to come back with a valid one. Now I'm being told that I need the expired license that was rejected in the first place. I live 500 miles away.

0 Answers | Asked in Gaming for Michigan on
Q: There is a trend going around on a vr game where you are told to look down and flick your head up.

This will throw your headset off your head and can break it, I am aware that even if it is unlawful you can't really do much as it is not the games fault but the players. It hasn't happened to me personally but I know many people have and it breaks their 300-400 dollar headset.

0 Answers | Asked in Gaming and Copyright on
Q: Looking to create a board game similar to “30 seconds”. Looking for info on steps of action to take to make it possible.

A group of friends and I from Ghana, West Africa, would like to create a version of this game, “30 Seconds”. We will appreciate any information on how to attain the copyright to permit us to create ours.

Any information concerning this matter will be much appreciated.

0 Answers | Asked in Gaming for Mississippi on
Q: I won money at casino but It has reached statute of limitation I was wondering could a lawyer help

I lost proof that I had been to casino

0 Answers | Asked in Gaming for Minnesota on
Q: If you win the lottery, and if someone has confronted you about you verbally agreeing to paying him something...

Is it even legal even if you told him before you won't pay if yourself won, but he still thinks because he told you he would pay you something, there's an verbal agreement?

What would happen if he legally attempts to collect, given the situation?

2 Answers | Asked in Gaming and Trademark on
Q: I am about to start a new tabletop rpg game. Do I need to register a company or trademark it is enough?
John Martin Hilla
John Martin Hilla answered on Apr 17, 2022

Hello from a longtime tabletop rpg player! I've had the pleasure of knowing and gaming with some of the leading names in gaming going back to the early 80s. This is one of my favorite topics, and the answer to your question is—both.

A company is registered through the filing of your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Gaming for Michigan on
Q: Can my parents smash my stuff if I bought it with my own money

I'm 19 and live at home with my parents and right now we're in an argument and they're threatening to smash my PS5 that I bought with my money and I told them that they can't do that is that true

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Apr 8, 2022

Well, think about it from a big picture. While, it is true that they cannot damage your property, if they do damage your property you're only reliable remedy is a lawsuit against them. It is also true that your parents can evict you. Every familial situation is different, you might look back... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Gaming for Michigan on
Q: Can my parents smash my stuff if I bought it with my own money

I'm 19 and live at home with my parents and right now we're in an argument and they're threatening to smash my PS5 that I bought with my money and I told them that they can't do that is that true

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 4, 2022

That could be malicious destruction of property - a criminal offense. But now hear this: you are over 18 years old, which makes you a tenant in your parents' home. They do not need to let you stay there. I would suggest you have a conversation with them about expectations, and if there is no... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports, Gaming and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: Game Copyrights, and Intellectual Property

I am planning on making a 2D Platformer game (when finished, I want it to be released on Steam, and possibly outside of the US if sales are good). I will be making the music for the game - I don't know too much on how copyrights work besides the fact that I have to file it, and I don't... Read more »

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp answered on Mar 28, 2022

The game product you envision has elements that, as the fruits of your original creative effort, are separate subjects of copyright: the code, the visual appearance, and the music. To assure the greatest protection for your work(s), you should register the copyright in each of these elements. Then... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Gaming and Native American Law for California on
Q: I was at Indian casino parking lot backed out nto a car

that had stopped to wait for a spot my fault? car pointing in opposite direction for flow out parking area. Normally there are no cars behind those spaces. I did look but in blind spot. two scratches. for some reason said lets not report he got estimate for 1000.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 22, 2022

More info might be helpful but sounds like you are at fault

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Gaming for Texas on
Q: Website closed my account and owed me over 60k is there anything I can do

So the website is pulsz.come and I had won bit on there site was around 200k at 1 point and when it came to paying out they took over a month and said they were going to and then closed my account and said I had two accounts which I did no and explained to them multiple times and then told them my... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa answered on Feb 9, 2022

Yes, you can hire a business attorney/litigator to work on this issue for you to help you recover the funds.

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Copyright for Iowa on
Q: Can I rip a Nintendo game, turn it into a file, and use it for personal use, don’t plan on sharing it with anyone?
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp answered on Jan 25, 2022

Thanks to the "first sale doctrine" in copyright law, you may make additional copies of the work for your own use so long as you do not distribute or sell them to others. The transformative copy you propose would also be permitted, with the same limitation on distribution or sale to others.

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming, Intellectual Property, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark on
Q: Hello! Thank you that you have this option. I used the inscription "PUBG MOBILE" on the photo. And my account was ban!

I don't know can they delete my account only because I use these 2 words

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Dec 29, 2021

You can contest the ban, ask for explanation.

I am not familiar with the meaning, but if it is related to a registered brand you may have infringed on somebody's rights.

Consult with an attorney.

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