answered on Mar 10, 2023
It depends on several factors, including whether the company has trademarked the name "Ten Back" or a similar name. If the company has a trademark on the name or a similar name, then using it without permission could be considered trademark infringement. It's also important to... Read more »
European council offered me settlement I declined it . Arbitration in California, well someone signed it. Not me. Millions gone plus insurance and I have a few things to prove how email address was used ssn no!
answered on Feb 7, 2023
This sounds like one big scam. There was never any money, you were never going to get anything from the "European Council", whatever that is.
answered on Jan 31, 2023
When the term of the patent or the copyright expires.
The idea of a patent is a contract between an inventor and the public, as represented by the government. The inventor discloses the invention, which is valuable to the public, to the society, and gets something in return. The inventor... Read more »
When we mention a character, we'd like to be able to show that character without getting sued by Disney. And this podcast will be for profit, if that's relevant.
answered on Jan 12, 2023
Generally speaking, when it comes to using copyrighted images in a video podcast, it’s important to understand the laws surrounding copyright and fair use. In general, it is illegal to use copyrighted images without permission. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule, and one of them... Read more »
Okay. I'll explain what i need some advice about - it pertains to copyright. This will all sound a bit odd, so i apologize.
Im a writer. Im writing a fantasy prose story - something with a diesel-punk aesthetic. I'm using publicly free domain fantasy races - goblins, elves,... Read more »
answered on Oct 27, 2022
Yes, real lawyer here.
Although the copyrights for the DnD games and fiction are owned by Wizards of the Coast LLC, that does mean that the word "Artificer" by itself is the subject of copyright. "Artificer" is just a word in the dictionary and its use in original works... Read more »
I have multiple ideas/inventions and i don't know how to explain my ideas to investors to get funding without having a patent to protect my ideas. But I don't have the funding to pay for a lawyer and everything to get a patent. So what could I do to protect myself and my ideas while... Read more »
answered on Jul 31, 2022
This is one of the most frequently asked questions. You can't get funding without patents, and you can't get a patent without money. It is a Catch-22.
Here are some guidelines:
(1) You need to recognize that ideas by themselves are not protectable. If you have an idea... Read more »
My current employer is asking me to sign an updated restrictive covenant covering idea’s and patents.
I am concerned because, outside of my current employment. And outside of my current employers scope of business. I wish to pursue several patents.
The wording of this document... Read more »
answered on Jun 8, 2022
Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local intellectual property attorney who can review the document, your current activities regarding other patents, and then advise you accordingly of any changes to the document before you sign it.
Hello,I own a landscaping business it’s been established since 2019 . In 2021 I noticed a new landscaping company With too much of a similarity to my company name. It wasn’t a problem till a this months when We started receiving backlash and constant phone calls of upset clients of theirs .... Read more »
answered on Jun 1, 2022
Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local intellectual property attorney to review the facts and discuss sending a cease and desist letter raising issues of unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, and infringement against the other company.
We previously worked for a Chicago-based Marketing Agencies developing websites. We're wondering now if we can display those websites in our portfolio legally. There was no written agreement with the agency. We're worried about getting sued if the agency sees those websites in our... Read more »
answered on Apr 26, 2022
If there was no written agreement with those agencies, then you retain the copyright in the materials that you created for them. They have the right to use the websites, but you actually own the copyright. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local intellectual property attorney to review the... Read more »
Suing me in California and i lived in Ohio all my life
answered on Feb 18, 2022
If you have minimum contacts with that state, then personal jurisdiction over you will exist under California’s long arm statute. If not then you should fight jurisdiction.
Hi, i’m 17 and I plan on launching a company. I was wondering if I can copyright the company at my age.
answered on Jan 22, 2022
Copyright is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the exclusive right to copy and distribute an original creative work in a literary, artistic, educational, or musical form. Minors may claim copyright, and the Copyright Office issues registrations to minors.
If, however, you... Read more »
This may be a complex question, but I am trying to figure out the right way to ask.
Lets say I legally research & purchase a dead trademark and/or copyright today. Pretend it is an old obsolete cereal & the purchased logo & word is (Dazzlecorn).
Now I want the domain... Read more »
answered on Jan 21, 2022
A trademark registration might have expired or been cancelled, but the owner might still have valid rights in the mark unless the owner has "abandoned" the mark. If another person begins using it, the owner can claim infringement. Whether the mark was abandoned would be determined by... Read more »
Child is underage and I am the guardian/parent. Sent email requesting it and they claim they can't due to some copyright excuse. I've never heard of this from other requests I've made of other news outlets.
answered on Jan 12, 2022
Whether they must give you a copy would depend on the terms of the agreement you made with them when you gave them permission to make a video using your child. They own the copyright in the video recording, but can only use it and broadcast it within the terms of your permission and agreement to... Read more »
answered on Jan 7, 2022
Without permission of the owner of the copyrights in those characters and their images, that would violate US Copyright Laws for which there can be civil and criminal penalties if the owner learns of your use. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local intellectual property attorney who can... Read more »
Until my lease for my new apartment began, I stayed at my friend's place for a month. Recently when moving in, I forgot some items at the friend's place. The next day after move-in, I asked the friend if I can go to their place and collect my remaining items. They said they were out of... Read more »
answered on Sep 8, 2021
Take a criminal complaint against the boyfriend for theft and conversion.
I’m a 17 year old minor. I’m buying my 25 year old brother’s car soon. Person to person sale. How does the title work? Would it go in my parent’s name and when I’m 18, I need to change it or it automatically changes. Or is it in my and their name, and it automatically removes when I’m 18?
answered on Jul 29, 2021
You cannot own property as a minor. The car would be in your parent(s) name. When you turn 18 it does not automatically change. They would have to either gift, or sell you the car. You would take that to the BMV for a new title and pay the associated costs.
His looks are pretty similar, slightly different. He has a completely original backstory, different motivations for going after Belle, and a different death than he does in the movie.
answered on May 18, 2021
Maybe, it depends.
You need to consult with an attorney before you get into any trouble.
answered on May 12, 2021
I would suggest you contact the newspaper, they may have a simple licensing plan
Consult with an attorney to give you an analysis
I would like to reprint in a book I am writing a story story that has its first publication date November 26, 1920. The author passed away in 1923. Can I print a copy of this short story in my book without permission and therefore not be subject to any legal repercussions? Thank you.
answered on Jan 21, 2021
The particular work itself is in the public domain, yes. However, it's possible that *other* works using similar characters and the like could be protected by copyright law. Though your risk of infringement is low here, your best bet is to still consult with an IP attorney to cover your bases.
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