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0 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Wyoming on
Q: A copyright question

Hello, I want to register a company named EZ-Linkedin which provides linkedin related services. Would it be a problem, IP wise?

3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Copyright and Intellectual Property for California on
Q: I am a digital artist. Legally, am i allowed to use 'U.S. Army' on the art i am making, and intend to sell?

https://trademarks.justia.com/779/16/u-s-77916097.html

- The term U.S. Army will be used on a characters uniform i have drawn. - if i sell the art with that phrase on it, are there any legal implications?

- I need real, concrete answers

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on Jun 29, 2022

You appear to have done some of your own research based on the link you attached. To be absolutely certain you should contact them directly and/or sit down with an attorney who specializes in such matters. The second option probably the best since you could take a LONG time trying to get a... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property for Texas on
Q: Can I file for a bonded title for an abandoned vehicle

I live in Texas and I have a vehicle on my property that I have worked on for a guy well he was supposed to come get it 25 May 2022 but has failed to do so. May 25 was the last time I had heard from him is there a way that I can file for a bonded title to take possession of a vehicle?

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Will a patent infringement case impact to a non U.S resident If a case has been filed in USA for selling a product in US

A patent infringement case got filed against me & more than 200 ecommerce sellers. Their demand is approximately 2500 USD. I am an Indian seller who sells in USA through Ebay. My question is that If I can't afford this much money then apart from getting the store closed, how does it impact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Ohio on
Q: Hi, I have a quick question regarding to a recently published patent. It was me who discovered and invented the method.

I discovered and invented the method for the preparation of a nanocomposite when working as a postdoc at that institution, I have written a manuscript about the method when working there but I left the job, and I have the photocopy of all my experiment records about the method. I just noticed that... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
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Kevin E. Flynn
answered on Jun 28, 2022

This is not a DIY thing. You will need to contact a patent attorney who will compare your manuscript with the issued patent. It is likely that the university had agreements in place where you would have had to assign your rights over to the university. They may or may not give you a cut of any... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property for Colorado on
Q: What are the laws to treasurer and assessor of selling your property in living trust what kind of notices performed ,

Can a reassess be done before.. adding charges and fees to a delinquent year or two.

0 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Missouri on
Q: Can I hold personal property as collateral for money owed to me

I put 10,000 dollars in a home I was renting to own the land owners decided they wanted to sell the home before the agreed time frame was up

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for California on
Q: Will my website idea violate any copyright and/or trademark restrictions?

I'd like to build a website where I create CAD models of various products and allow users to visually configure them together to see how it would look, and display stats based on their configuration. An example of this would be showing what one brand of rim would look like on another... Read more »

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on Jun 27, 2022

The depiction of branded products as you describe, for illustrative and informational purposes, does not infringe the trademarks and is called "nominative fair use" just as it is for reviews and commentary, so long as you are not selling those products. Linking to the trademark... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Copyright, Products Liability and Intellectual Property for California on
Q: If I design a 3d model on a website using their assets and program then buy the 3d Digital model of my design. From them

If I use it as a base to start off of and add more to it? Can I sell it on my own digital shop? This is a miniature figure

3 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for New York on
Q: Hello,What are all the legal Intellectual property suggestions to take so I can protect the name, logo, brand, etc.?

How do I create a lawsuit in the event of an infringement?

Kevin E. Flynn
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Kevin E. Flynn
answered on Jun 21, 2022

I do not see a patent issue here. Your list of legal topics did not include trademarks which is most likely the form of intellectual property that you should consider. For purposes of providing an introduction to vocabulary and not as a source of legal advice -- you could start with... Read more »

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Q: I need to save a patent of an invention by a non-US researcher and I want to sell it

The invention is saved by the tunisian laws and all rights are reserved but I would like to save the rights all over the world and then sell the invention to the highest bidder

Kevin E. Flynn
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Kevin E. Flynn
answered on Jun 20, 2022

If you have a patent application that was filed in Tunisia within the last 12 months, then you need to talk to the patent attorney that filed that application about filing a Patent Cooperation Treat application (normally called PCT application).

A PCT application is the front end of more...
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Q: I need a lawyer to have international patent intellectual property rights for a non-US resident

for a non-US resident

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
answered on Jun 19, 2022

Patent lawyers very deal with international patent law on a daily basis. The way it works is that we are hired by a client who tells us which countries patent protection is needed, and we then coordinate patent work for our clients in all of those countries via local associates... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Employment Law and Intellectual Property for Wisconsin on
Q: I won a contest, to gain prize I need my employer to sign a waiver, employer won't sign, am I SOL?

I participated in an Innocentive challenge and won $5k. However, as part of their confirmation process I have to get my employer to sign a waiver stating that they don't own my IP, even though we have no agreement stating that my IP is seeded or owned by my employer. My employer is refusing to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for Wisconsin on
Q: If someone was to program a piece of software for an organization, hosted on their server, can they use it if they leave

Let's say you make a piece of software for an organization, and it is hosted upon their server, and also hosted on their github, but later moved it to your own personal private github.

There was no contract signed.

If you leave said organization, is the organization allowed to... Read more »

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
answered on Jun 19, 2022

That depends on factors, including whether the programmer was an employee or a contractor, whether the programmer owned it prior to the installation onto the server or it was done specifically for the company, and whether the person was paid for the work of writing the program, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Civil Rights and Intellectual Property for Florida on
Q: What can I do I signed POA to boyfriends mother to get my car out of impound. How do I get my car back?

While my now ex boyfriend and I was in jail. A friend got my car impounded. I could have sold it but I didn’t want to. My daughter’s grandma was even offering to get it out. To give to my daughter but she wanted to put it in her name. I didn’t want to sell it so my boyfriends mom said she... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 15, 2022

Whether there is something you can do that would have very good odds in your favor depends on the powers you specifically gave her in the POA. Was the power strictly limited to removing the vehicle from impound in order to give it to you, or was it more general? Either way, a good first step... Read more »

Q: Can I patent a new form of fantasy sports?

If I have an idea for a new way to approach fantasy football (though it would be applicable to other sports too) that builds off of what is already in the public space, can I patent that?

0 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Arizona on
Q: How do I present a patent pending idea to McDonalds for sale?

I have successfully applied for a provisional patent. My goal is to sell my idea to McDonalds.

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for California on
Q: Can I read a book aloud on stream?

I want to start a cozy sort of bedtime story twitch stream where I read books aloud but I don't want to get a lawsuit. I know public domain works are the way to go but let's be real many of them suck so I'd like to read more popular books. I would make sure to make it in my own voice... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports, Intellectual Property and Trademark for California on
Q: I would like to sell clothing that is inspired by the tv character “Meekah”. I see Blippi clothing sold on Etsy.

Currently no items out on Meekah character only related character Blippi. Could I ask permission to sell clothing with similar colors and not the name on the clothing?

0 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Tax Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: My Father has property in Puerto Rico which should be passed on to me (his son), the only living child. No known Will.

My father is deceased, No will or deed was left behind for me. Is there a way I can search for property own by my father, for which I can claim and pay the unpaid taxes on.

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