You will need to have an attorney review the specifics of the intended use. As a general rule, the answer is no because the characters are copyrighted. That said, similar (but not identical) images are possible.
I have a contract with them that states they may republish "as mutually agreed upon from time to time, as evidenced by an email." I have never once been consulted about them republishing my work. Otherwise, I would have said no, or asked for more money.
Contact an intellectual property lawyer for all the details. If you do not own the trademark and the name (and/or image is registered as active), the use of the mark is possible, but you must be careful (and be aware that you may receive a cease and desist letter). For trademarks the issue is brand...Read more »
Without directly reviewing the exact intended use and all surrounding situations, I cannot make a full assessment, but I can provide general guidance. Cookbooks are unusual copyright materials because large portions of the book are uncopyrightable. Specifically the list of ingredients and general...Read more »
What do I do it has a attorney name in there but even she won't call me back my grandma needs her will made it says in this booklet my grandpa put " If my wife ain't able to serve will and make decisions I appoint ......and has neighbor name but social services won't listen... Read more »
I came across this trademark: https://trademarks.justia.com/764/36/aslan-76436283.html Does that apply to the character of a lion named Aslan? Does the trademark prohibit me from creating cartoons with a lion named Aslan and/or prohibit me from creating merchandise with his likeness?
Answering your question as a yes or no answer would create an attorney-client relationship. Justia Q&A is for general legal questions. As a general rule, a trademark only applies to the trade/business listed on the application. There are several exceptions that prevent a trademark from applying...Read more »
You may want to contact an attorney to review the specifics of your case. Trademark infringement is a fact and circumstances test, thus there is no hard rule of what is or is not infringement. That said, you are correct that for standard trademarks differences in all but the name (especially if it...Read more »
There are two issues here. One, how did you gain access to the original code? Every program that I've ever seen requires that you accept a click license before installing, so you have accepted the terms of the publisher's license which likely prevents accessing the code (which is their...Read more »
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