If there is an old dice game that I can find no record of on the internet or anywhere else then where I have heard of it from in person, is it copyright to turn it into an application for devices for everyone to play? I cannot find an original creator or owner of the game and everyone I’ve ever... View More
Under U.S. copyright law, game mechanics and rules are generally not copyrightable; however, the specific expression of those rules (such as in a rulebook) or any associated artwork may be. If you substantially reimagine the game, including its rules and appearance, your version could be considered...View More
If you acquired all the assets, that would include both tangible and intangible assets such as copyrights and trademarks. The purchase agreement should make it clear what was transferred. The company may have registered the copyrights, in which case you need to record assignments of the copyright...View More
If you took the image, it is your image (i.e., you own the copyright - even if you never registered it). Being that the use by the imposter would not appear to be commercial in nature, suing for copyright infringement may not be the most exciting option (especially since you cannot get attorney...View More
In clinic, or school program that helps secretly get resources out on human trafficking. Program design to help keep individuals safe. After wrongful termination the clinic is still wanting to use my ideas.
It is not certain how long have your invention been public and other details. Computer programs themselves are mostly not patentable but in some cases they can be patentable (you can patent processes performed by the software). However, if your software is no longer novel, you will not be able to...View More
I was in an online group for a project awhile back and in the group I made a character design. I’ve since left the group and was wondering if the design would legally be considered mine or the groups? There were no contracts involved, and the character design doesn’t belong to the group, it was... View More
As the creator of an original work, you own copyright in the work unless there was an agreement that it was a "work for hire". There being no such agreement, you retain all rights in the work and should inform the group to that effect, and insist that your work not be included in the...View More
Unfortunately your question is a bit cryptic in that it provides very little details and doesn’t really ask a question, it’s more of a statement. From what I can glean you are worried about getting arrested. If they did not arrest you at Walmart, than they are unlikely to do so after the fact....View More
I buy the product from a source that is allowed to make the sticker or decal and I put it on a product to sell. Do I still have to get a Craftman license to be able to sell that with that sticker on it?
I got stopped for speeding and my car started smoking and I got out to check to see if my car was on fire or if it was just steaming, the officer was in his car running my licenses and writing a ticket.
The question posed sounds like you got in trouble for exiting your car during a traffic stop. However, your facts leave too much for interpretation. In short, if your car is on fire, you are not required to sit in it and burn to death, nor would any law enforcement officer expect you to. On the...View More
It will be important to have a written agreement in place before any work is performed that obligates the developer to keep the trade secrets associated with the development/launch of your website as well as keeping secret other information before you are ready to make anything public. Often such...View More
Your ability to use the word "gunmetal" depends on its use within your mark and the other mark. Examining attorneys look at the mark itself as well as the class of goods or services in which the mark is being (or will be) used. I would suggest enlisting the services of a trademark...View More
It could stand for any number of things. It could be something dealing with Public Health, Public Housing, or possibly based on the name of a city or town. It's anyone's guess. If you received something that looks legal or formal that contains the abbreviation, contact the sender and ask...View More
You can file a provisional patent application and say patent pending for a year but that may not be a long-term fix. In order for the patent process to be valuable to you, you need to get claims in a non-provisional application through the examination process. You will need to show that what you...View More
It is not legally permissible to have someone recreate an image exactly or copy an image directly to use for your logo. Contact the artist who created the image that you want to use and see if you can purchase the rights to use that image for your logo.
I wanted to know if infringement applied to lyrics that are translated to a different language and altered more than the translated words with the same meaning. For example, if a line in Korean hangul said "Hajimalgul geuraessuh mo reunchuk haebuhligul"
You have likely created a derivative work, a work that is based on one or more previous works. The copyright owner has the exclusive right to prepare derivative works. By doing so, you likely infringe the songwriter's copyright.
If a patent is expired, then whatever is in the patent is generally considered in public domain, meaning, that anyone should be able to use it. There may be some weird exception to this, but that is the whole idea behind patents: the inventor discloses the invention to the society, and return the...View More
I was employed by a destination marketing organization. I was terminated because I believe they wanted to hire someone who required a much lower salary, but they blamed performance. I did not underperform, in fact, much of what I accomplished there is still benefiting them. For example, I wrote an... View More
The other Etsy owner has a copyright titled "Bathroom Rules" and has been contacting any Etsy seller with a listing with the same title. I was told that she could only copyright her overall image, because the list is made of up of common phrases such as "hang up your towel" or... View More
First, she would have to have already registered the work. You might ask her for a copy of the registration so you can see how close it is. Likely she has not registered, but if she has, then sit down with a local copyright attorney to examine how close the works are.
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