I like discovering strange vintage pieces and I don't necessarily want to make "replicas" as I do want to make some alterations to the antique designs/make them more modern/brand-able. I just want to make sure I'm not stepping on anyone's toes/ violating some... Read more »
I was involved in a car accident the car was a total loss and I was wondering if I got position in the car or does the insurance company get possession of the car also does the insurance company have the right to pay the finance company while at the time of the accident the car was not registered... Read more »
It is true that the photo/video content on the platform is the subject of copyright, and that the creators and the platform can assert their exclusive right to distribute the content. If one were to print the content and sell or redistribute it commercially, that would be an actionable...Read more »
I produced a film in Michigan in 2018 and now someone is attempting to make a documentary about the event without my permission. Do I have the legal protection to ask them to cease and desist? They are a resident of Ohio and are attempting to interview not only myself, but members of the cast and... Read more »
You would be wise to speak with an intellectual property attorney. If you are a producer of a commercial film, you may be considered a public figure, which affords you less privacy interest. Even if you are not a public figure, if the documentary is based on truth, I'm not sure what recourse...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 »
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 »
I wanted to edit movie clips, celebrity interviews and such and add my own cgi character to them for comedic purposes to promote my clothing brand and the video itself probably falls under Fair Use but I'm thinking maybe things get messier if I try to promote my clothing brand with the videos?... Read more »
We have a utility easement in our front yard for WiFi. They are constantly digging and installing in our yard. The houses on each side of us can get the WiFi but the provider said they won’t hook us up because it would cost them to much.
Any particular details I musn’t have in common - character relationship dynamics, certain specialties that make a show distinct (as far as I know, psychiatry makes Chicago Med somewhat distinct), following a seasonly promotion, etc?
Also, are there any other things to worry about legally... Read more »
You’ll probably want to make the medical scenes in your drama accurate but not so much because of a legal reason. Professional screenwriters often use medical consultants to provide realistic context to their stories for film and television.
Scripts also go through extensive clearance for...Read more »
The process to get possession is not as simple and quick as you like----however, if you are serious about this, I recommend that at a minimum, you consult with a property or real estate lawyer in your area--pay him for a consultation----and ask the questions you have and get the information you...Read more »
It will be impossible to answer your question without specifics. In copyright, there would be two issues: 1) whether the character(s) you are copying are copyrightable (this will depend on how well delineated the character is and how central to the story they are) and 2) whether your characters...Read more »
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