I want to provide my readers with a summary of the news. The summary would be completely in my own words, and unique titles too. Sometimes I weave several news articles into a single summary. Do I have to quote the source of the news? Am I fine legally?
answered on Mar 28, 2023
You should consult with an attorney that can evaluate your case.
Case: Copyright Infringment
I have been working on a synopsis and pitch deck for a long time, approximately a year. I had experienced a true to life scary experierence and felt like producers would be interested in a true story for a horror movie. After talking to many people in the film... Read more »
Someone stole my images
answered on Mar 25, 2023
This forum allows attorneys to answer legal questions that are submitted by members of the public. However, we don't receive information about the people asking the questions, because this isn't really a referral forum.
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Trying to live because they follow me around 24/7
By comment I mean analyzing a clothing piece?
The process is my original creation. I would like to acknowledge the author in my resources list so people can study his work. The author has died.
answered on Dec 12, 2022
In my opinion (dont take this as a final and comprehensive legal advice as I do not have all the details of your case), this would in most countries not considered as IP infringement. You have inspired yourself from the information covered in book however the process itself is your idea (your work)... Read more »
The LLC will be listed as the copyright claimant and the author of the work. Thanks in advance!
answered on Oct 5, 2022
If the executive director of the company changes, he can decide to transfer it to someone else. However, in most of the jurisdiction the legal person can not be an author, so you should check whether it is possible or not, as there is an assumption that even though company can own the rights to the... Read more »
More specifically, can I tell the story of the game, using screenshots, edited into a web-comic format? Would the story have to be original? Is there any variation of this idea that could be monetized?
answered on Sep 6, 2022
Yes, you can use screenshots from a videogame to make some new piece of author work. Considering that the screenshots are also yours. In my opinion it is same as making a YouTube videos in-game and then monetizing your gaming channel. Story should be original if you want to be an author of the... Read more »
answered on Aug 29, 2022
A person can file any lawsuit they want against whoever they want. However, whether that lawsuit is successful and warrants merit is another matter. Further, filing frivolous lawsuits can result in severe sanctions. Thus, consult an attorney before you file any type of lawsuit.
I want to keep my identity private but still want to be sure I will have full control over my work. How do I do this in regards to submitting to magazines, journals, etc? And if I were to want to copyright a future collection, should it be under my legal name or my pen name?
answered on Aug 15, 2022
There is a provision in the application to register the copyright in a work and identify the author's "pseudonym". Many authors have used pseudonyms: Mark Twain was Samuel Clemens, for instance.
The application to register the copyright will show your legal name as owner... Read more »
And then once it is registered as a copyright would the next step be to draw up a contractual agreement with the person who wants to buy the license? Or is there a premade license that the person can buy?
answered on Jul 30, 2022
It would be prudent for an author to register the copyright in the unpublished work before offering it for publication.
Established publishers have their own forms of agreement to acquire the rights to publish books, with a variety of terms regarding how and when the author is compensated.... Read more »
I was going to register as an LLC and trademark because it's not found in Ga can I do that?
answered on Mar 30, 2022
It's important to remember that the registration of an LLC or other business entity name with your state naming authority is a totally different process than Federal trademark registration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
A name may be "free" within the state... Read more »
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 »
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 »
As a very rough example, if the phrase "Tigers" is trademarked by/for Auburn University, I would assume one could not produce apparel in school colors with the phrase "Tigers". However, is the word "Tiger" used in that same way also covered? Or is the first case... Read more »
answered on Jan 6, 2022
Trademarks are words, phrases and/or designs that are used to indicate the source of specific goods or services. The objective of trademark registration is to avoid the likelihood of confusion by purchasers as to the source. If a trademark is used and registered in the singular form, the plural is... Read more »
answered on Dec 19, 2021
Depends if it is alive and for sale.
Consult with an attorney.
What is the cost for trademarking one class service and one mark. This is for a software company.
answered on Dec 1, 2021
You have government costs as well as attorney fees to consider. You should consult with an attorney and get an estimate.
I need to print off the top of the watch from Yo-Kia watch fro a cake is that okay
answered on Nov 29, 2021
Probably not. You would be using somebody's else creation, copyright, without authorization.
Consult with an attorney.
I am looking to make a resin decoration with a deathly Hallows type design with no words.
answered on Dec 31, 2020
It's possible the rights-holders to the HP series would take issue with this approach. However, you keep the design generic-looking you can minimize your risk of copyright infringement.
Please consult with an IP attorney to conduct a proper search and comparison of potentially similar... Read more »
my client wants me to make a logo exactly like another company's logo. the company doesn't exist anymore so i just want to make sure if its ok for me to go ahead with this
answered on Dec 28, 2020
It is not only the logo itself, but also similar versions.
You can get from a cease and desist. To a formal lawsuit and damages.
You must check for existing use of that logo as well as for variations.
Consult with an attorney.
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