My game is nothing like Rolemaster, different system, different theme (Indiana jones inspired while role is fantasy). However I plan on releasing other games with the "-Master" suffix such as "Myth Master," but the publisher also had a "Space Master" at one time and is... View More
It's difficult to determine whether there is potential for a lawsuit without more information. Generally, the key question in cases involving trademarks is whether there is a likelihood of confusion between the marks. This analysis involves considering a number of factors, such as the...View More
To determine whether Trudeau has a patent for their round fondue plates with 6 compartments, you would need to conduct a patent search on the relevant databases. This will show whether any patents have been issued for such a design. Keep in mind that even if a patent has been issued to Trudeau, it...View More
I managed a construction industry training program for installers. We marketed training, coordinated venues & delivered the training. I used a Facebook page I started for the purpose. This was approved and accepted by association for 15 years. I took pictures of classes, students with their... View More
Generally, if an employee's creative works constitute "work made for hire," those works belong to the employer. Then the employer has the right to use (and control the use of) the works. However, an attorney would need some pretty specific information to be able to determine which...View More
I took photos of a friends cows about 3 years ago. Last week discovered that she was trying to sell my images on Etsy. When I asked her not to she then proceeded to tell me I am not allowed to sell images of her cows, that she has never given me permission. Do I need a property release from her if... View More
Yes, you can legally sell the photographs. The practical enforcement of your copyrights, however, is a bit more complex. Recording a collection of a work of photographs with the U.S. Copyright Office should provide you with a useful tool to swiftly remove infringing articles from major online U.S....View More
everything i read says that i needed to be a full-time employee for them to own my work. but they came to my doorstep and fired me and are now going to be using my designs for years and revising them and continuing to make a profit. Idaho does not have many rights for employees at all so I am in... View More
The competing business is in my same exact industry with the same exact product type and in my same town. The names are off by ONE letter and the distinctive part is exactly the same. Is there anything I can do do avoid the loss and/or confusion of my clientele? Social media is important in what I... View More
I was pulled over for having a license plate light out and issued a DUI. I was not arrested but car was towed and impounded, and later searched. I have contacted them several times about getting my hard drives and computer out of the car because I am a professional photographer and I'm already... View More
I built the biz and entered temp agreement with partners...they brought the money and basic computer/ phone set up and I brought all the contacts, suppliers, scripts, structure of biz myself and closed all the deals. I made the biz 37k in 3 weeks time and had to put the biz on hold because I feel... View More
The partner that contributes intellectual property to a business does not necessarily own the intellectual property. An attorney would need to review the partnership agreement to determine who owns the intellectual property. Although, business contacts, supplier relationships, and business...View More
Yes, that sounds like copyright infringement. Statutory damages for copyright infringement range from $750-$150,000 if the work was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office before infringement or within three months of the creation of the work. In order to get a better idea of what is a...View More
In the U.S., trademarks exist, or not, without regard to the status of a registration. So, even if the federal registration has been cancelled, as I infer from your question it has been, if the owner of the mark is still using it, you would need to acquire the mark and the good will from the...View More
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