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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports and Intellectual Property for New Jersey on
Q: Can u parody oompa loompa song for an ad on a new product that has nothing to do with the song. Title rhymes w product.
James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Mar 5, 2024

Parodying a song for commercial purposes requires careful navigation of copyright and trademark laws, even when the intent is to create a humorous or satirical advertisement. When you consider using a melody or lyrics similar to the "Oompa Loompa" song from "Charlie and the Chocolate... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for New Jersey on
Q: I have a LLC for 'clothing'. Do I need an additional LLC to trademark the same name for 'Entertainment' purposes?

Do I need two separate LLC's. When filing trademark should it be under the LLC or me as individual?

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
answered on Oct 25, 2020

No, you can one LLC for both your clothing line and your entertainment line.

However, you should get your federal trademark in two classes, one class for your clothing products, and one class for your entertainment products.

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3 Answers | Asked in Entertainment / Sports for New Jersey on
Q: I need an entertainment attorney to look over a music feature contract that is 9 pages long. I have a budget.
H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Jun 6, 2018

Good lawyers are never cheap and generally cheap lawyers are never good. If the contract is important to you never skimp on a lawyer. Remember in life in general, including lawyers you get what you pay for. As for the contract in general most lawyers know contract law as it is first year law... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Entertainment / Sports for New Jersey on
Q: My friend's divorce procedure has been in court for almost a decade. What can she do?

I'm asking this question on behalf of a dear friend. She is a woman whom the state of New York has declared disabled. She has gone though two brain surgeries. In the years the trial has dragged on the arrears owed by her husband (who works in the entertainment industry) has amassed to... View More

Bari Weinberger
Bari Weinberger
answered on Oct 2, 2017

Hello and thanks for asking your question for a friend. It is a shame that this situation has dragged on for so long and it is surely something that should be avoided if at all possible. It is really very difficult to answer you with an great specificity without knowing all the ins and outs of your... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports and Intellectual Property for New Jersey on
Q: Starting a sports league with a unique format. Can Intellectual property help protect the format from being copied?

I have a concept for a track and field league that I'm putting together with a unique format. Before I put it fully together I wanted to know if I could protect the idea so it can't be copied by others. It's a different system then a normal track meet .The events will be the same but... View More

Will Blackton
Will Blackton
answered on May 16, 2017

I will not speak to patent protection, as that's outside of my practice area. Copyright law will protect the expression of your ideas or rules, that is, the creative organization of words used to write the rules, but not the underlying ideas or rules themselves. Trademark law will protect... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: I was filmed without my knowledge for a today show segment. I never signed a waiver but appeared in the segment.

The segment recently aired. Do I have any recourse?

Leonard R. Boyer
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answered on Feb 29, 2016

Without knowing more facts, it is hard to determine the answer. But if you did have a legitimate case (I'm not saying you do)

you can expect to pay an attorney a retainer of at least $2,500 to $5,000 just to take the case. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports and Intellectual Property for New Jersey on
Q: How much does trademark cost
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Oct 22, 2015

That is just one result from a simple internet search.

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports for New Jersey on
Q: Can I enforce a sports bet that I won against another individual in new jersey?
Jonathan Rudnick
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answered on Dec 23, 2010

No. This contract is void as against public policy and the courts will not enforce the contract.

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