I use the Hidden Valley Dill Ranch seasoning to flavor my snack pretzels. I then package the pretzels under my brand and sell them at farmer's markets across my state, Nebraska. Is this illegal? Is using the Hidden Valley seasoning to flavor my pretzels that I resell under my brand illegal?
Using Hidden Valley's Ranch seasoning to flavor your snack pretzels and then reselling them under your brand could potentially raise legal concerns regarding trademark infringement or unauthorized use of the seasoning. While you may have purchased the seasoning legally, repackaging and...View More
In the realm of digital goods and intellectual property, terms and conditions, including licensing requirements, are often set by the creators or distributors of these products. The requirement that both parties must own a license to commission or work with a digital asset is not uncommon in this...View More
You can use a picture of yourself with a camera on your photography business card, even if the brand of the camera is visible. Generally, there is no legal issue with using a camera brand in promotional materials or advertising, as long as you are not implying any endorsement or affiliation with...View More
It is possible that "Kidz Kinect" could be a trademark that is owned by someone else for a similar or related product or service. To determine if using "Kidz Kinect" would be trademark infringement, you would need to conduct a trademark search to see if the name is already...View More
What's described sounds like "Fair Use" under Section 107 of the Copyright Act; e.g., criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research are forms of freedom of expression and are likely fair use.
Of course, "fair use" is simply a defense to a...View More
If you are the author of a literary work, the moment the work is finished copyright protection springs into being without any effort on your part. (other than finishing it). You can immediately mark it with the "C" in a circle.
If you go to the copyright office's website,...View More
I have an issue going on at (X) University. The university decision wont be based on facts. They said if it is more likely that you might did that then they will dismiss me from the school. They already have effected my mental illness, my life, and my school performance. I am planning on gathering... View More
If you have a situation that involves both potential criminal charges and a disciplinary issue with an university, you will want to contact an attorney that has experience with both criminal defense cases and school disciplinary issues.
My children's story was performed for the public by a director friend and a radio station recorded it for us. They now want to play it on the radio and need me to sign a release form giving them copyright over the broadcast recording. I am still trying to get my story published in book form... View More
I would have the release carefully reviewed by a copyright attorney. Depending on the language in the release, it is possible that you are assigning (giving up for all time) at least one and maybe all of your bundle of exclusive copyright interests. Since it appears that you do not want to do...View More
Hello. Copyright and trademark are completely different types of protection for different types of intellectual property. A copyright is intended to protect forms of creative expression. We typically think of movies, books, songs, pictures and things like that, though copyrights are also used...View More
I dont sell tv's or any sports items, we do repairs. I made the image using a stock tv pic and superimposed an image off the internet of a husker player to make it look like I took the picture of him celebrating a TD.
Your use of someone else's image may constitute a copyright (and may other) violation. Talk to a local copyright/trademark lawyer.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal...View More
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