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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: If someone false copyright strike you would that be against the law?

by someone i mean that if someone is pretending and claiming an art work is theirs, when it was proven false. that would be False copyright striking . If im correct, false copyright strikes are against the law?

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answered on May 10, 2024

Yes, you are correct. False copyright strikes, also known as fraudulent or abusive copyright claims, are against the law in many jurisdictions. This practice involves knowingly making false claims of copyright infringement against content that the claimant does not actually own or have the rights... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: I have a couple of question regarding patent law on a clinical lab testing assay.

There is a current technology that has a patent that will be expiring soon. I have an assay that was some basis on the technology in the expiring patent and have changed the assay significantly enough that it is different from the original but encompasses the technology. What are the cost... View More

Alan Harrison
Alan Harrison
answered on Apr 16, 2024

Cost for a patent application varies and most practitioners do not discuss pricing publicly. You get different quality of work depending how much you're willing to pay, but other factors also affect the pricing - size of firm, overhead, what other clients are willing to pay, etc.

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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: What should i trademark as a music producer
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answered on Mar 31, 2024

As a music producer, there are several elements you might consider trademarking to protect your brand and intellectual property:

1. Artist name or stage name: If you produce music under a specific name, trademarking it can prevent others from using the same or a similar name in the music...
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Q: Can someone legally use the acronym 'MAGA' but change a few of the letters to mean something else?
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answered on Mar 15, 2024

When considering the use of acronyms, particularly one as widely recognized as 'MAGA', it's important to note the context and existing trademark laws. Trademarks protect brand names, slogans, and logos that distinguish goods and services. If 'MAGA' is trademarked for... View More

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Q: Is the phrase, "Straight Outta" available for legal use?
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answered on Mar 15, 2024

The phrase "Straight Outta" is well-known and often associated with the music and entertainment industry, particularly with the hip-hop group N.W.A. and their album "Straight Outta Compton." If this phrase has been trademarked, its use could be restricted in certain contexts,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: I have developed a math puzzle game. I want to copyright) patent it, or sell to game manufacturer or media house. Advise
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answered on Feb 21, 2024

To protect your math puzzle game, you have a few options. Copyright would protect the specific expression of your game, such as the artwork, design, and written instructions, but not the underlying idea or concept. Patenting your game could protect the idea or mechanics behind it, but this can be... View More

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Q: If I commission art and don’t like the hair and get someone to edit it, is it a violation of VARA?

A friend of mine had digital art made for their stream but the hair on the character was incorrect so she had it changed. The artist is claiming that it violates their rights under VARA

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Under the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA), artists have certain rights to integrity of their work, which includes the right to prevent alterations or modifications that could harm their reputation. However, VARA protections generally apply to physical works of art rather than digital creations.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: Does one trademark protect the whole class of goods regardless of what I'm currently selling?

I currently sell dog collars and dog leashes, which are both class 18. I plan to soon start selling backpacks, which are also class 18. If I only get the trademark for the collars and leashes, will it also protect the backpacks that I plan to sell later?

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answered on Feb 8, 2024

In Georgia, obtaining a trademark for specific goods within a class, such as dog collars and leashes in class 18, provides protection for those specific goods but doesn't automatically extend to all goods within the same class. While trademarks are registered under specific classes to broadly... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: I'm researching a small business idea. How can I protect myself from copyright infringement liability?

My business idea is basicaly a service to make advertising more accessible to solo artists/makers.

I would write a Facebook post scheduling app. Then erect a website where solo artists/makers can purchase a campaign. A campaign would consist of a series of scheduled posts and possibly email... View More

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answered on Dec 10, 2023

To mitigate the risk of copyright infringement liability in your business, it's essential to implement clear policies and procedures. First, establish a terms of service agreement for your users, clearly stating that they must own or have the right to use all content they include in their... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: how do i find out if an idea is patented already
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answered on Nov 8, 2023

To find out if an idea is already patented, you should perform a patent search. This can be done using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) online database.

When searching, use a variety of keywords related to your idea to ensure a comprehensive search. It's important...
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4 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Trademark and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: Should I register my business name before trademark
David Aldrich
David Aldrich
answered on Nov 3, 2023

Generally, it is a good idea to form the business before filing for any trademarks. When you apply for a trademark, the "owner" you identify should be the entity that is actually using the mark in commerce (or else you put your registration in jeopardy). This is typically the company,... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Trademark and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: Can I buy Disney or licensed fabric and make a headband or scrunchie and sell it?
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answered on Sep 11, 2023

The answer is YES. The "first sale doctrine", codified at 17 U.S.C. § 109, provides that an individual who knowingly purchases a copy of a copyrighted work from the copyright holder receives the right to sell, display or otherwise dispose of that particular copy, notwithstanding the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: Can I own this trademark? “Taking Care of Business”?
Felicia Altman
Felicia Altman
answered on Sep 3, 2023

It order to gain rights and ownership of a trademark you must file for the trademark with the USPTO in connection with the specific goods and services you are using the mark in connection with. In order to know if a trademark is available you should work with a trademark specialist to conduct a... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Trademark and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: Can I trademark Face.Lip.Body Cosmetics name
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answered on Aug 17, 2023

To trademark the name "Face.Lip.Body Cosmetics" in Georgia or the United States, you would need to go through the federal process with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It's important to ensure that the name is distinctive and not overly descriptive or generic.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Business Formation, Business Law, Trademark and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: Would there be any trademark infringements to Skippy Peanut Butter for a dog treat bakery to be named Skippy's Snack?

Skippy's Snack Shack

David Aldrich
David Aldrich
answered on Aug 8, 2023

If you are planning to use "Skippy's Snack Shack" as the name of a retail bakery shop, you would have a low risk with respect to the mark for Skippy peanut butter. However, if you used this name on the snacks themselves, you could potentially run into a problem. You should contact... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: If a company took a design that i didn't trademark and flipped it, could i still sue?
David Aldrich
David Aldrich
answered on Aug 3, 2023

I'm not sure what you mean by "flipped it," but ultimately, trademark rights are governed by use. If you commercially used a mark before another company used that same mark with similar goods/services, you still have recourse to enforce your rights. You should consult a qualified... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: I found unclaimed misc property what's are my steps to take to properly claim this
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answered on Aug 1, 2023

You will need to register for an account with the Georgia Department of Revenue. After verification, you will be able to submit a claim through the online portal for unclaimed property. If you need assistance, schedule a free consultation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: How do I get my trademark back do i just reapply ? It’s abandoned

BODIED trademark was abandoned and it was mine but I didn’t know how to re register as my lawyer did this but then she disappeared

Matthew Alexander Toporek
Matthew Alexander Toporek
answered on Jun 21, 2023

If your application was abandoned for not timely responding to an office action or or filing deadline, you may be able to revive the application if you are within 6 months of the abandonment. If you are outside of the 6 months, then you will likely need to start over with a new application.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: I need to patent my business idea,how and where do I start? in other words what is the process and how long does it take
David Aldrich
David Aldrich
answered on May 26, 2023

Regarding where to start, you should contact a qualified patent attorney, who can work with you to prepare a draft application for submission to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The attorney can also help you conduct a search and review of the relevant prior art before doing so, if desired, in... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Copyright and Trademark for Georgia on
Q: Is my sign to similar to another business owners sign?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 20, 2023

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. However, this sounds like it might be more of an intellectual property matter than an arbitration matter, the category where it's posted. If you're talking about similarity in terms of wording, logos,... View More

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