Like they own it what do I do
answered on Nov 19, 2020
Hi there. This section is for intellectual property questions like copyright, trademarks, and patents. You may want to re-post your question in a different section for personal property, traffic incidents, or civil litigation. Sorry about the confusion!
answered on Oct 11, 2019
This is an example of a legal word having two different meanings. The word patent used to mean a right that was granted by the monarch or the government for something, including a right to hold some land, or the exclusive right to sell a certain product in the kingdom. Nowadays,... Read more »
Nothing was ever signed between us. She thanked me for being “so clever” and gaveme a t-shirt with the biz name. She has earned a LOT of income and all I want to know is if I have rights to the name when she sells the business. It is in a lucrative area and the name is a big piece of the value.
answered on Mar 4, 2019
Very likely you did not retain any rights.
In part because of the time passed, also the fact he is using it.
You need to work an idea to develop any rights. Ideas themselves do not create property rights. It is their implementation.
No international patents have been filed & 12 months US Grace period has passed.
No confidential agreement has been signed between the selling and buying parties.
With my understanding with international patents you must file before you sell and no Grace Period.
Is that... Read more »
answered on Dec 23, 2010
Probably, however patent applications are not published for 18 months after filing, so do not rely on someone else's word on no filing having been made. I am reading between the lines to think there is a Canadian patent application or patent on this machine, but none elsewhere and you are... Read more »
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