It may be deemed infringement to use a trademark that is confusingly similar to another trademark that is in use for the same class/category of goods or services. There may not be an issue, however, if the trademarks are used for completely different goods or services when there is no likelihood of...Read more »
I have been working with my lawyer for 1.5 years, and just as my disability retirement case is in the final stages (which looks like it won't be a winner), they decided to withdraw as my lawyer because they say I am not cooperating in good faith. Basically, the lawyer wanted me to submit my... Read more »
I’m sorry you had a negative experience with your attorney. Hire another attorney to handle your disability case if you don’t want to represent yourself. The issues with the forms from the doctor may have caused a problem with your case or it could be a the whole set of records don’t support...Read more »
When two very similar marks are used for the same or related class of goods or service, they may be considered confusingly similar (and possibly infringing), especially when both marks are comprised of the same dominant words. Also, the USPTO may issue a refusal of registration on the basis of...Read more »
You may be on safe ground, BUT you must discuss the specific facts surrounding your idea with an intellectual property attorney in a confidential setting. A federal court in California ruled that Albert Einstein's likeness was no longer protected by New Jersey's laws regarding post-mortem...Read more »
Our tech uses similar electronics to patent #20210022609, with the addition of piezoelectric power supply. This is our first experience of IP law as a start-up so I would be grateful for a run-through of the legal processes required.
-Would be possible to develop similar tech for market... Read more »
My artist essentially re-created a photograph that is licensed (in the UK) using Pastel paint, and then a graphic designer manipulated the painting a little further to create my album cover. Should I seek out and purchase the rights to use the original photograph?
When a trademark application has a status of abandoned, this does not necessarily mean that the trademark is available for use. The trademark may still be in use by the applicant or another business owner, or another confusingly similar trademark may now be in use. Consult with a trademark attorney...Read more »
Trademarks can be registered in a number of different "classes" based on their use. You should probably hire an attorney to help you examine which classes LucasFilm has its mark registered in to see if it would conflict with your channel of commerce in music. Ultimately, if there is no...Read more »
I have an idea that I'm working on that will have to be patented, but i am reluctant about asking people with the knowledge to build the idea for assistance as they may steal it and create it themselves. Is there a type of disclosure document that I can use to protect my idea?
Many pieces of the puzzle are missing. Is the manager working with a different company? Who is selling it? Does your company know? There are many more facts needed to determine if something is wrong here. If you are serious about the inquiry it would probably be necessary to get a consultation from...Read more »
I buy the product from a source that is allowed to make the sticker or decal and I put it on a product to sell. Do I still have to get a Craftman license to be able to sell that with that sticker on it?
Per the USPTO, if a trademark registrant does not respond to an office action issued for a section 8 or section 71 declaration or a section 9 renewal application, the registration will be canceled and/or expire. However it is possible that the trademark (or a similar trademark) is still in use by...Read more »
An abandoned trademark status may be caused by failure to submit a required response to the USPTO. This does not mean that the trademark is not still in use by the applicant or by some other person, and using a trademark that is already in use could be deemed infringement. Consult with a trademark...Read more »
You have asked this same question on at least 7 postings on Justia. First, it is not Copyright. A private person's name is not copyrighted. So when you post over and over and over again in Copyright, the notices of your posting never go to attorneys handling claims of defamation, which is...Read more »
I think it would be fun to mirror-write the saccharine babysitters club series so that it's about a witch/vampire club instead. This would mean different characters, genders, and a different genre, but the writing structure would be mirrored. For example, the original says:
Defendant did not respond to my Complaint within 21 days. As my Default Application was still pending, the court accepted Defendant’s Answer 60 days after the time to respond. Defendant did request an extension, however, it was filed after the 21-day time to respond. Is this appropriate procedure?
In State Court There is a difference between a Default and a Default Judgment. First you file a request for entry of default. If there is no answer on file, the Clerk enters a default. After you have this entered you submit a packet for entry of default judgment with your evidence proving up the...Read more »
Is it improper, a violation of statutes/ethics for a Defendant to submit a 80-page confidential memorandum to the Court on my case prior to filing of my Complaint? I learned of it by a public records request. The memorandum makes many false claims and certainly has the appearance of prejudicing... Read more »
AZ or CA? You posted in CA. Here I cannot even conceive of a way they could file something in a Civil action before you file a complaint. How would they have the case number? There is a procedure for them to file a sealed document that must be followed first.
"I am writing a biographical screenplay about my mother, Rosemary Rogers. She was a famous romance novelist.": I mention her first husband, by name. He cheated on her. That is why she divorced him. Can I use his name?
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