This is a tough area of U.S. trademark law, and courts have different views on scope of trademark protection for buildings. On the one hand, rights-holders do have the right to exclude others from using the building images in commerce in a way that denotes "designation of origin" or has a...Read more »
I have been writing poetry inspired by a television show and I'm interested in potentially publishing them in a book. I have not used any characters' names but some poems are based on plots or perceptions within the show. I intend to use original artwork and the poems are original.... Read more »
Your question poses an interesting issue concerning the relationship between copyright rights and "fair use", which is a defense that can be raised to the claim of copyright infringement. Your poetry, even if inspired by the TV show, could be viewed as a "transformative" use of...Read more »
No. Nothing is "immediate" in the law. If you have a case where your rights under a contract are being breached, I suggest you speak with a copyright attorney to determine what you can do to restore those rights and potentially secure unpaid royalties.
Firstly you should consider whether you believe that you are legally entitled to the return of your deposit.
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