She has costed me loads of money by doing that, holding everything hostage, even costing me money I could be earning right now as I'm homeless and having to make appointments to find a place to live right now. I am completely broke right now and because of all the damage she has caused me even... View More
In Illinois, landlords are required to provide tenants with a proper notice before eviction, typically a 30-day notice for month-to-month tenancies. If your landlord evicted you without this notice and threatened you, this is a serious matter. Your landlord’s actions appear to violate tenant...View More
This sounds like a typical predatory patent troll activity. It's disgusting and you should not assume it's legitimate. There people have no scruples. As a patent attorney it makes my stomach turn to hear these sort of stories.
Let's get a PATENT lawyer involved here.... one...View More
Joe Petrali was a famous record-setting motorcycle racer. His best days were from the 1920's to 1940's. He was well photographed and was paid to race for Harley Dealerships and the Harley Factory. We received the family archive album of Harry Molenaar who was one of the better known... View More
While the ownership of a trademark in a name can grant rights to prevent others from using that name in commerce in a way that might cause confusion, it does not grant an absolute right over all uses of that name or over the likeness of the individual. Photos taken and owned by another party,...View More
I’m speaking on behalf of a friend who lives overseas, advised that her PayPal account was frozen, due to this Miffy, doll, as a trademark, and the person who bought it was the actual lawyer, for proof, and now he wants her to pay $2000. And the judge is 85 years old and I noticed on the... View More
In situations like this, it's important to exercise caution as it could potentially be a scam, especially if the legal documents appear questionable. Authentic court orders will always be properly documented and signed by a judge. Your friend should verify the authenticity of the case by...View More
I purchased a product from China that is similar to a patented product. I would like to know if I can sell this product legally in the US or not. The product I purchased I currently have in my inventory, and does not make an attempt to be a knock-off or counterfeit to the product that has the... View More
Selling a product in the U.S. that infringes on an existing U.S. patent can expose you to legal liability, even if the product was legally purchased and imported from another country. The key question is whether the product you imported actually infringes on the patent in question. The fact that...View More
If you were to take an image of a piece of art that has been copyrighted, run it through an AI Up-scaling program (which redraws the image at higher resolution using all the original colors, lines, shapes, proportions, etc... with some minuscule imperfections), would the new AI image fall under... View More
The copyright status of an image created by an AI upscaler would depend on whether the new image contains sufficient originality to qualify for copyright protection. If the AI process merely involves technical improvements, such as resolution enhancement without introducing substantial original...View More
To protect your comic book characters, remember that copyright automatically safeguards them as soon as they're created and fixed in a tangible form. Consider registering your work with the U.S. Copyright Office for added protection. Keep thorough records of your character creation process,...View More
This patent was applied for in 2022, and even has a non-patent citation where it cites a previous art exactly the same who is selling on Amazon since 2021. The patent was still approved somehow and I am wondering why.
The specific dates (not given in your question) might be the reason. If not and if the prior art really is "exactly the same" then the application could have been granted in error. The USPTO provides mechanisms to challenge such patents. For example:...View More
If the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or a court finds that your mark is likely to cause confusion with an existing mark, then your application for trademark registration will likely be denied, and you may be at risk for infringement claims. However, if you can demonstrate that...View More
Use of the game's name is permitted as "nominative fair use" when referring to it, and it is also fair use of the game's characters and story line as commentary or parody. The essential point is that you are not creating another game to compete with it.
The application to register ARTISTIC ARTICULATION LLC was approved for registration in Jan 2019, but due to the failure to file a statement showing its use within the required 6 month period, it was abandoned in Sept 2019. It could have been revived by filing a petition to revive, had that been...View More
The information provided is not sufficient to determine whether the patent you mentioned would prevent you from selling an updated griddle caddy on Amazon. To assess this, you would need to carefully review the details of the patent in question, including its claims and scope of protection....View More
It is important to consider intellectual property laws when creating merchandise based on a character from a book. If the book is still under copyright protection, the author or publisher may hold the exclusive right to use the character's likeness and characteristics for commercial purposes....View More
While you created your own scaled-up version of the Lego flower in a 3D modeling software, it is important to note that Lego has trademark and copyright protection over their products. Therefore, using the name "Lego" in the title or description of your 3D model product could be...View More
Receiving a copyright claim email from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) means that someone has accused you of downloading copyrighted content illegally using a BitTorrent client. ISPs are required by law to forward such notices to their customers, informing them of the alleged infringement and...View More
I have obtained a legal mechanical license for each cover song in my album. However, my album was taken down for copyright infringement on ONE song. I tried contacting the company via their website but the contact form doesn't work and shows an error. I found their email and have sent them 5... View More
If you have obtained a legal mechanical license for the cover song in question, you have a valid defense against any copyright infringement claim related to that song. You can try contacting the company or person who made the claim and provide them with a copy of the mechanical license. If you have...View More
Deliberate copying or modification of someone else's image may constitute willful copyright infringement with serious consequences, especially if done for financial gains. You would be well-advised to carefully discuss your specific plans with an experienced intellectual property lawyer...View More
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