A d/b/a (doing business as) is simply an alternative trade name for a business. Different states have registration requirements for DBA's. A trademark protection or copyright protection are an entirely different issue. There is a process underlying the registration of a trademark or a...Read more »
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 »
Hello. I had some custom skins for planes made for my flight simulator. Half of the plane is black with a red outline at the end. Turns out a "company" that runs a virtual airline that has a copyright on their paint design in the flight simulator has kind of the same design, half of the... Read more »
Hi, I received a email saying that one of the images I used on my blog was copyrighted and I have to pay 1400 to avoid legal action. But the email seems suspicious Am i obligated to pay? What legal action would I face if I ignored it ?
These letters can be legit despite them sometimes looking like spam or a scam. You should have a photo infringement law firm look the letter over. Before we ever advise our clients to pay we like to look at the whole situation such as (1) who is sending the letter (2) do they have the legal...Read more »
I could give you a better answer if I had some additional information. For now, I will assume that the thing you are selling on eBay is the product of another company. For the sake of discussion, I will assume that company is Nike. If you are selling something with the Nike Swoosh on it, you cannot...Read more »
I am an independent contractor providing creative services to my client. In our agreement, I included a section in which my client represents that all of their creative materials I may be using, modifying, repurposing, etc., are the property of my client OR that my client has permission to use... Read more »
First you should bring to the client's attention that a dispute may exist regarding whether the materials from the former contractor are "works for hire", and ask whether the former contractor's engagement contained a written provision to that effect. Ask for a copy of that...Read more »
It would be used for a printing company name, not an automobile name. My assumption is it can't be copyrighted or reserved as a general word since it is a type of ship of war in common parlance. Thank you,
Your question remains open under the Business Law/Formation categories. At this point, you could try reposting and adding the following categories - Trademarks, Copyrights, Intellectual Property. "Copyright" is in the main menu. You'll see "Trademarks" and...Read more »
Hi I’m intending on creating a book and other copyrightable works on fiverr. I would be the buyer but I want to make sure I have all the rights to the works I am buying. How do I do that? Especially on the copyright.gov website?
This is a very important question. You always want to make sure when you buy something on Fiverr that you own the exclusive rights to the intellectual property created, and that the creator retains no interest in any projects done on your behalf. I have used Fiverr quite a bit and I will say it...Read more »
If an online seller got sued because of THE PARTNERSHIPS and UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS IDENTIFIED ON SCHEDULE A with more than 700 sellers. In these kind of cases, what is the approximate cost of defending the case for an Individual seller. As we understand fee might differ from Lawyer to Lawyer,... Read more »
The publisher of this edition was shut down in 2018, and W.W. Norton only has the 5th edition, which is not available as an e-book that the students can obtain for free. Are there any legal issues in giving the students that file? I think the students were actually directed to that link anyways, so... Read more »
Your question remains open for a week. You chose good categories to post under. You could additionally add "Trademarks" as a category. There's no guarantee that every post here is picked up, but there might be improved chances of a response with that additional category included....Read more »
The copyright attorneys here would have the best insight into your matter, but your question remains open for three weeks. The issue you're asking about might even be a non-intellectual property issue simply involving digital upload logs the public at large is familiar with. If the website to...Read more »
The name used in the movie is “Koriko” while I’ll use “Corico City”. The cities won’t be similar in any way. I wanted to use the name to pay homage to the movie, but am worried about copyright infringement. Thank you!
Hi. If I write an article for a blog, who holds the copyright to the work, the author or the publisher? I am writing without payment or signed agreement and I am credited as the writer. The blog is supported by paid advertising if that matters. Do I, as the writer, have the right to publish the... Read more »
Generally speaking, it is permitted to use a foreign word as part of your trademark. However, whether a trademark can legally be used depends on several factors including whether the trademark is not confusingly similar to another trademark that is in use for the same or related goods or services....Read more »
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