I'm making a website on animals. Each page will have basic information and facts about a particular animal. Obviously, to write about them, I need to learn about them first! So if I go and learn about them from other websites, books, or videos, can I write about what I learn without mentioning... Read more »
If you are copying from a work of Authorship, e.g., a book chapter, then you must have permission unless your use is for "criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use) scholarship or research" where each of these are excluded from infringement...Read more »
I am a pro se litigant. On my scheduling order I have deadlines for written discovery, expert witnesses, depositions and ‘other discovery’. What does the court include when referencing ‘other discovery’?
It could be a number of things, you have to look at Civil Discovery under the rules of the Court you are in. It could be a physical inspection, Expert Witness designation, or a number of other things. Best if you get an attorney to assist you.
He would have to demonstrate that he could get jurisdiction over you in a German or EU court. I have no idea what actions he is accusing from this above description, but it seems unlikely he would be able to accomplish this feat. You should consult with a copyright lawyer with DMCA experience as to...Read more »
Your first step should be to have a trademark attorney assess why it was abandoned. For example, it might be that the Examining Attorney for the USPTO issued an Office Action that the applicant did not think he or she could overcome. If that is the case, you may not be able to get the trademark...Read more »
Some of the products include extra wording (boots & bling it's a cowgirl thing) a few years back I notice the same thing going on, I contacted the sellers and ask them to stop and they did. This time the number of sellers has gone way up. One even put 2020 copyright. logo on there web... Read more »
For example I use the iconic "LA" logo on a hat to sell for my business, would that be trademark infringement. Let's say I change the font size, or flip the letter upside down, or add coloring, does it make a difference? Does this apply for the "SF' in SF Giants as well?
If a mark being used is confusingly similar to another trademark and/or causes confusion as to the source of the goods or services (ie. where consumers may believe the other company to be the source of the goods), the use may be deemed trademark infringement.
I have filed a copyright lawsuit in CA as a pro se litigant. Does opposing counsel need to verify his responses to Plaintiff’s Request for Production of Documents? He has produced no documents and objects to all but two requests. Thank you.
If you filed a copyright case in pro per, you are swimming in very deep water with a lot of sharks. Opposing counsel does not need to verify Objections that are responses, but if he did not object to 2 of your requests those responses must be verified by the Defendant. If you do not agree with...Read more »
Probably not. There is a formal copyright and a common law copyright that attaches to the intellectual property of the person that creates it. An author does not have to copyright a script in order to prevent someone copying it directly, which is what you propose.
I am a pro per litigant. Opposing counsel will not provide address/ phone # of former employees of company being sued? He claims harassment. He did not provide that info in Initial Disclosure. Can I compel?
Maybe, if the information reasonably related to the claims or defenses in the case.
Presumably - because this is posted under "copyright" - this question has to do with a federal lawsuit. If so, discovery is governed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), Rules 26-37....Read more »
There are about 400 Each is uniquely arranged with one of a kind pattern stones. A combination of various semiprecious gemstone beads arranged in a specific pattern form. Is it expensive. Can i file as a collection. Each piece can be obtained by one price donation. This will be a nonprofit... Read more »
Yes you should photo everything, in detail. If you think you have enough photos, take more. IMO- copyright because a patent is usually a process or an invention, not a design. Contact a good intellectual property attorney.
Signed talent release for my services as an actor(music video) and photographer(still film self-portraits). Part of the release grants license for prod. co. to use photos I took on set but explicitly states I get to keep copyright/ownership of my photos (which I made sure they added in). Long after... Read more »
You took the trouble to outline your matter in considerable detail and you await a response for five weeks. It could be difficult for the copyright, entertainment, and intellectual property attorneys here to answer your question. Any attorney is going to need to see the contract, and the format of...Read more »
Trademark registrations may be filed as Intent to Use ahead of time, however proper clearance of the trademark should be conducted to ensure that the trademark is not being used by anyone else in the same or related class/category. Work with a trademark attorney to assist you.
Trademarks are registered in the exact way that they are used in commerce. If someone attempts to register a confusingly similar name for the same class/category of goods or services, where there is a likelihood of confusion, their application for trademark registration will very likely be...Read more »
I started the process through LegalZoom and wasn’t familiar with corresponding and had a few quick address changes so things were lost in the mail. Is there a quick way to respond to something like that or does the process need to being again
If it's a federal trademark, then there are several ways to handle it but it's going to depend on when and why it was abandoned. Your best bet is to consult with a trademark attorney to discuss the details and decide on the best course of action for your specific situation.
I want to learn about dictionaries copyrights. I would like to publish an English learning book and this book will contain some words with their definitions. Is it okay to take the word definitions directly from dictionaries?
I am not an intellectual property specialist, however, the material in a dictionary is not in the public domain, and my suggestion is do not copy the entry without written permission from the publisher.
A wonderful book. However, you better check again whether the IMAGES are in the public domain. A cursory search that I did said maybe not until 2045! A good Copyright/ Trademark attorney will advise you properly and help you to protect your investment. You would not want to spend a lot of money...Read more »
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