I’d like to start a car-themed coffee company which would include images, logos, and names of car manufacturers. Would I need the permissions of the companies first?
answered on Mar 29, 2023
Using the images, logos, and names of car manufacturers in a car-themed coffee company without their permission could potentially be a trademark infringement. It is advisable to seek legal advice or contact the car manufacturers to obtain their permission before using their trademarks or... Read more »
I am currently drafting a counter-response to a copyright infringement notice about a torrented file and must write "Your statement made under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the... Read more »
My production company paid for and filmed a documentary that was then posted on our website and youtube page. Another company has produced their own documentary and has used portions of mine (audio and visual) without permission and are now claiming they are protected under fair use (news... Read more »
answered on Nov 23, 2021
Depends on the amount of material they are taking.
You should consult with an attorney.
I am looking at printing some political shirts for my business in the coming years. I am wondering what the rules are for using political slogans on products that are intended for sale? Thanks
answered on Sep 24, 2021
There are slogans, and there are slogans.
Even if the First Amendment protects free speech (slogans do fall under that), their purpose, content and meaning may be falling outside of the First Amendment protection if the slogan calls for violence, incites riots, unrests, or promotes open... Read more »
And does the fact that they are band is based in another country change things
answered on May 29, 2021
If you do not have a license to put the band there, yes you could be sued.
i had uploaded a video on youtube of beatsaber, in it there was copyrighted music, i got a claim from the music owners, i took the video down and deleted it, what can i do in the future to avoid copyright claims if there is copyrighted music in the game
answered on May 12, 2021
Check with the music owner and see if they have distribution agreements.
You may be able to get some simple licensing to allow to do what you want.
Consult with an attorney for a better analysis.
answered on Apr 12, 2021
You may be in luck.
Check NASA terms of service and if NASA is the ultimate owner of the images.
In general, check NASA terms, most of the content from federal government agencies is freely available to the public.
Consult with an attorney.
I have a Motion for Reconsideration pending with respect to a Judge’s order. Does that pending motion ‘stay’ the current order?
I am writing a book on Native American battlefields in the Midwest. Some of my source books have statements such as “No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise,... Read more »
answered on Oct 18, 2020
It may be "fair use". However, certainty of not having a conflict can be. by getting permission.
I dragged pictures from their website and I Pasted on tineye and nothing came up but on google images the company comes up
answered on May 7, 2020
I'm the host of a paranormal radio show and I use a promotional poster to announce my guests each week. During a recent show, a woman from MA messaged me saying I was infringing on her trademark because the slogan for my radio show was similar to what she uses for her website and apparel,... Read more »
answered on Mar 22, 2020
She may have a trademark in that phrase, which is completely different than copyright. Your best best is to look up the phrase in the USPTO directory to see if it’s actually a registered mark.
For purposes of a trademark, there wo d be no difference of your use her use of “we are” vs... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2020
Do a thorough check but many things from the 1920s and before are now in public domain.
BUT BE CAREFUL.
The actual words and postings from the newspaper may be public domain. IF YOU take them from a recent source, like a book, website, etc. THERE MAY BE a copyright covering the... Read more »
The pictures would be taken by customers of their own cars and would likely have the vehicle logo visible, and below the picture there would perhaps be a name for the vehicle they choose or a phrase of their picking...
answered on Dec 30, 2019
Be careful on this
if it is on request of the owner of the car, and it is limited, you may be ok
you should definitely consult with an attorney before jumping in
Protect my rights.
answered on Jul 22, 2019
A US patent is valid only in the US. You can use a PCT application, if you are still within the time limits, to file in other PCT countries. That requires a new application.
answered on Jul 8, 2019
We do not have an option for an international patent. (Yes, I know many people write that they have an international patent, but they are wrong). We have a type of patent application that is the front end for many patent system. This is called a Patent Cooperation Treaty Application (PCT... Read more »
That mind you .didn't pull me over .or see me driving,to come to my house a half hour later and give me a DUI and tow my car right out of the driveway,no keys in vehical or on me ,also revockef my lisence for refusel,when he got my numbers reading were high but I still wasn't driving.
answered on Jun 5, 2019
As I mentioned in my other answer to your similar question, that case would be weaker than the normal case where the police officer did observe driving, operating or control of a motor vehicle. In addition, it's common for people to drink at home, after driving. That is a defense to a DWI... Read more »
Also, the design/logo includes words. So, if I change the words color and/or font does it still protect under the copyright/trademark law still? Even if I submit something to the copyright/trademark in black font and a specific font.
answered on Apr 18, 2019
Based on the facts we have, it sounds like a trademark. Specificaly, it sounds like two trademarks, a word (standard character) mark containing just the characters and a design (special form) mark containing the logo. Remember that trademarks/service marks are for distinguishing goods and... Read more »
I am starting a brand of polos and was wondering if I could use this term.
answered on May 23, 2018
You’ll need to run a knockout search to be sure. Start with the USPTO database here to make sure here are no existing registrations - http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=searchss&state=4803:z3lh0r.1.1
Also run through a couple pages of google for their potential similarities.... Read more »
The book has many photos of models performing a demo on how to do a certain exercise. Models are wearing clothing with brand logos like Nike or using equipments with brand logos on it. Is that a copyright issue? Would I need to cover all the logos? even though those are items that we own?
answered on Apr 11, 2018
Unfortunately this would qualify for infringement. While it’s unlikely that any of these brands would care, namely because it’s free advertising for them, any of them would be well within their right to sue you and shut the project down. To be on the safe side I would definitely either reshoot... Read more »
1) Students/teachers are 3D Printing items such as Mickey Mouse.
2) Students/teachers are using a plasma table to cut NFL/MLB logos, Harley Davidson logos and then sell to community.
answered on Feb 23, 2018
Generally, creating and selling branded items with someone else's trademark, like a professional sports team, is trademark infringement and is against the law. In most cases, making 3D printed objects is fine. If you are creating and selling copyright protected characters, you could run into... Read more »
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