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Q: Do I need a patent to make a recreational outdoor game?

If I am combining already made materials to create a recreational game, do I need a patent?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Ohio on
Q: Do I need permission to organize an event with a "where's Waldo" theme? Does this infringe on the current copyrights?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 16, 2019

If you use images of Waldo and other recognizable features of the books, then yes, it would infringe the copyright. Getting permission might be difficult to track down the owner. The book publisher might have the rights, or the author might have retained them. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain... Read more »

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Q: Question on Copyright Laws on a Radio Show I Host

I host a radio show on an online radio station. I am covered under there contract to play any bands I want. I record all my shows and want to host them on a website. Do I need a separate license for this and if so do you have any recommendations?

Carrie A. Ward
Carrie A. Ward answered on Mar 2, 2018

You need to have licensing agreements in place with BMI, ASCAP, SESAC and all other music licensing entities in place to play music over the air. You will also need a separate license with SoundExchange to play music on your website.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Bankruptcy and Entertainment / Sports for Ohio on
Q: If my spouse filed for divorce how can I find out
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 4, 2018

Check with the court in the location where your spouse lives. Ohio requires that a person live in Ohio for 6 months, and in the county in which the divorce is filed, for 90 days. Other states also have residency requirements. So check all the courts where spouse has ever lived.

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