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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for Mississippi on
Q: My car was towed off of private property by the owner even though I live there with them. Is this legal in MS

The car was not in the way and they never had asked me to move it

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

In Mississippi, whether it's legal for the property owner to tow your car depends on several factors. If you live on the property and were not blocking access or causing any other issues, it may not be lawful for the owner to have your car towed without prior notice. Generally, a property... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Mississippi on
Q: I need to make this trademark active

I need to make this trademark active Glitzissippi

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answered on Jun 4, 2024

There are two abandoned applications for the word mark GLITZISSIPPI. The one for ballet shoes was abandoned in 2015 for failure to respond to an office action. The other for entertainment services was abandoned in 2014 after a notice of allowance because no statement of use was submitted. Neither... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Internet Law, Libel & Slander and Intellectual Property for Mississippi on
Q: Does making pornographic content of a copyrighted character fall under fair use / parody?

This character is widely publicly sexualized, but not by the owner of the copyright per say. This content would also be for profit.

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

In the U.S., fair use is a doctrine that allows limited use of copyrighted material without obtaining permission from the rights holders. Factors considered include the purpose of use, nature of the copyrighted work, amount used, and effect on the market.

While parody can sometimes be...
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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Intellectual Property for Mississippi on
Q: How do I get an Assignee off my patent if they are out of business?

The company has been out of business for several years and I want ithe Patent back in my name. I want to make a revision and apply for another Patent with the revision.

Stephen E. Zweig
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answered on Apr 25, 2023

When a company goes out of business, the company assets (like patents) usually end up reverting to the company creditors and company stockholders. So unless this is your company, and you had no creditors or other stockholders, you may be out of luck.

In terms of filing a revision -- unless...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Intellectual Property, Probate and Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Q: If A will hasn’t been probated can the estate / property be sold
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answered on Oct 6, 2020

Most decedents die intestate. As such their heirs-at-law take the real property at death, and the next-of-kin take the personal property. If a Will is not Probated it has no effect. A recorded Affidavit of Heirship should be the source of title for the Decedent's relatives. If a buyer... View More

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Q: is legitimizing heirs needed to live on property valued about &15,000 with deed in dead dads name in Mississippi
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answered on Feb 15, 2018

It depends on several things. First and foremost, the main thing that would need to be looked at would be the deed, and whether there are any rights of survivorship. After that, it would depend largely on whether there was a will, an estate was opened, and who the heirs are, and what agreement can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Intellectual Property, Municipal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: What legal action can I take against my apartment complex for neighbors disturbing the peace.

I've contacted the property manager and the regional manager and they've been dragging their feet on the issue. The problem has been going on for the past 6 months..

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema
answered on Sep 17, 2017

Depending on what your state's law provides for noise ordinances, nuisances, or disorderly conduct, you may be able to pursue a civil action against the tenants under a theory of "negligence per se."

As for the property owner or management company, they too may be liable...
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