I designed the unique custom paint scheme for my car. Many publications take photos of custom vehicles then produce a product, magazine articles, for profit. Can a copyright protect me from someone else profiting off my labors?
Absolutely! You can definitley protect your design. Imagine someone took a picture off a photographer's website and printed it on their vehicle; just because they used it on their car doesn't mean they haven't infringed on that copyright! The important part is that it's not the...Read more »
One can commit trademark infringement if there is use of a mark where: (a) the mark is the same as -- or similar to -- another mark; and (b) that use will cause likelihood of confusion to a potential consumer, that both marks are indicating a common source of the goods/services.
I want to make t-shirts with the box logo, but without the word "supreme." I am making shirts with simular (looks exactly the same) font with the same red but it says "Winga." Is this illegal? I am also making shirts with other colors.
I recently discovered a vhs tape of a stand-up comedy shot that I shot in 1993 at a Comedy Club. I was given permission by the comedy club to tape it as I was one of the comedians performing that night. I recently viewed the video again for the first time in almost 30 years....and 2 of the... Read more »
Suppose, for example, I choreograph a dance and teach it to a group. But before I take other action, someone from the group makes a video of himself doing or teaching the dance---not claiming to have created it, in fact explicitly giving me credit. The dance is now fixed in tangible form, but not... Read more »
Did you write down the steps to the choreography? If so, you may have fixed tangible expression already. If not, I would suggest putting it into a tangible fixed form as soon as possible and then registering it with the Copyright office. If I can assist you further, please feel free to email me at...Read more »
Yes. Stop wasting time asking silly questions here on Justia.
Meantime, study hard, make really good grades, get an undergraduate degree that will be there to fall back on if you flame out, apply to as many law schools as you can afford to, if several schools accept you, select the one...Read more »
It depends on the context in which you use the word Orca and the context that the trademark applicant plans to use the word in. You may have grounds to cancel the trademark. An attorney would need to review all the facts to determine if you have a case.
I've trained as certified coach and I'm planning on teaching and certifying people in the same coaching in a different language. The person who certified me and I are creating a royalty, license agreement and I'd like to know what is the usual profit % or fee that is standard or... Read more »
This is a difficult question to answer without studying the two games in detail because there are several aspects of a game that can be copyrighted. But, I can try to give a few pointers. Illustrations and the bone shaped pieces are protected by copyright. Basic game of chance concepts with dice...Read more »
I recently purchased many portable speakers from a vendor in China. The company produces many authentic speakers (iLepo), but they also wholesale "fake" JBL speakers on a international wholesale store.
The speakers look pretty similar, but they intentionally took off the logo on... Read more »
if you use the stickers you are infringing on another company's trademark. The speakers may also violate someone's patent but you can assume not for the moment. if you want to sell them then use the name of mfg or create your own brand.
You have to first determine if there are Intellectual Property rights related to such signs and ads. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions,...Read more »
Copyright in images typically does not apply to parodies, and it is unlikely you can libel a famous person (a "public figure") with a political humor under the First Amendment and New York Times v. Sullivan unless your statement is presented as a fact and you have "actual...Read more »
I've heard of people having their jewelry on etsy removed due to having a semicolon in their design. It does refer to the project semicolon organization but is just the actual punctuation mark, not their logo or anything like that. Is it still not allowed?
I see no basis for an IP assertion of rights re: simply a semicolon. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...Read more »
If you copied someone else's work on a forum, and the author was using just a nickname, can he or she file Copyright infringement on you? Can he claim his work as his by just using a nickname all the time? example: his username is ohmygod. What if you copied a few of his posts. How much will... Read more »
Yes, you could be sued for copyright infringement for copying posts in a forum. It does not matter if they only use a nickname. This type of infringement is not criminal, so you would not be found guilty, just liable. Statutory damages are a minimum of $700 per infringement, plus you would be...Read more »
The safest answer is that if you pay the copyright holder, you will have a license and will not be subject to being sued by the copyright owner. The bloggers could be at risk of being sued. However, there is a a great deal of public domain material on the internet that you can use free of...Read more »
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