signed agreement: singer ".... authorizes others to use my name, voice and likeness in connection with the production [...] Producer..” (me) “...is the sole owner of all rights in and to the picture and all elements thereof, including photography and recordings of my voice and likeness. [...]... Read more »
It would be necessary to read the agreement in order to understand the deal between the parties. It may seem "fair" for a producer to have the right to use audio, but the rights are determined by the agreement.
It is difficult for an individual to achieve a desired outcome when dealing with...Read more »
I'd like to create an illustrated image, print it on t-shirts and sell it online. This image would contain the name "Lambo" (slang for Lamborghini) and car that would look similar to Lamborghini sports car (without logo). So basically it would be a bit different.
Many people say, "So basically it would be a bit different." Sometimes that is true. Other times it would simply be wishful thinking. Even so, the criterion is whether there is confusion as to whether you might be seen as falsely indicating a relationship with Lamborghini.
I invested in a UK company. The founder claimed that he was shutting down the company. Next thing I know, he goes to the US and restarts the company. Now the company is successful and is operating strongly in the US. Do I have any grounds for a lawsuit? He did not give me any compensation, new... Read more »
It might be possible to bring an action against the founder. The facts must be examined by an attorney to see if they support bringing an action in the United States rather than in the UK. The facts must be examined to see if the founder committed any improper activities. The range of possibilities...Read more »
The company is threatening action if I don't release the domain to them. Is the company able to take me to court over this? Note that I am not using the domain for commercial purposes but I do use it for blogging and email.
I filed a protest with the USPTO to stop their application. The USPTO accepted it but gave them 6 months to file arguments why they should be able to obtain the trademark. I also mailed them a Cease and Desist letter. They’ve ignored both and continue to sell their goods in the US.
This does not sound like a fit for the patent system.
35 USC 101
Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and...Read more »
I have heard that the copyright is automatic when I create my work and I would be using my name but I wanted to know if it is necessary to trademark it and copyright my work to have any protection or if it is enough to creeate it and use the symbol on the work without paying. Thanks
By law, a Common Law copyright is created the moment you put your work into tangible form (i.e. once you create an actual work, beyond just the idea in your head). If you have a copyrighted work, you are authorized to sue for damages if someone uses that work without authorization, however with...Read more »
Hi. I'm Alex. I will be brief. I develop a technology based on Artificial Intelligence which produces its own music in real time. The thing is that I teach MY system by using copyrighted music. Will I have any copyright infringement if I monetize the technology? Thanks.
As a generality, if you copy music and use it, it is copyright infringement whether or not you monetize it. There are exceptions for "fair use." However, those exceptions are much narrower than most copiers think they are.
Serious companies consider paying a license fee. Sometimes the cost...Read more »
If your father was employed by a company and made inventions as part of his normal job duites, then the employer might consider your father fully paid in that he received his paycheck. As a paid to invent employee, the money paid by the company to your father would serve as consideration for the...Read more »
The Idea would be to sell functioning wireless earbuds for cheap with my own brand and wording without any reference to Apple or their specific product (Airpods). Would there be any legal problems I could get into if I was sell these wireless earbuds on Amazon?
Been living in the house for 5 years have had a plastic pool up every summer for 5 years never been an issue got a letter saying it need to be removed because it violates paragraph 11:USE OF THE PREMISES: The premises shall not be used for any propose other than as a residence for the authorized... Read more »
Let me break it down for you: Regardless of how many years you have been able to enjoy a portable plastic backyard pool, your landlord has now taken the legal position that your portable plastic backyard pool violates one or more of the nuisance rules governing your rented home or apartment, and...Read more »
The company the 100K customers contracted with is called AlphaRacks. AlphaRacks contracted with a company called QuadraNet to provide the actual computer servers. Those two companies have some type of dispute. Without warning on 5/16/19, QuadraNet disconnected access for all of AlphaRacks... Read more »
The only way to solve this problem is to read all the written contracts made between the two warring companies and then read all the contracts made between you and whichever company you had a contractual relationship with. If you think there is a class action hiding in these facts, hire a lawyer
No. It used to be true a long time ago that in many databases only the first inventor was listed with the patent number and patent title. But for the past 30+ years, when someone searches for patents by the inventor's name, all patents associated with the name, regardless of the order of the...Read more »
My daughter and I have lived with my boyfriend for about 7 years,he doesn’t own the house it’s in a trust. It goes to his children when he dies,and most of the things in it we acquired since we were together,we remodeled it together:He has not spoke to any of his children in over 6 years and... Read more »
I first used this concept, Moving Humanity Forward, in a commencement speech at my Master's Degree graduation ceremony. General Motors seems to only be using this in advertising their partnership with NASA. I appreciate any feedback.
How do I protect my idea for a website/app? I don’t want to disclose too much about it—that’s the reason for my asking in the first place—I don’t want a copycat with more resources/startup money than me to steal my idea & make a fortune off of my concept.
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