Someone I don’t know took photos I had posted on my Facebook account and posted them on their Facebook account pretending my child was theirs
answered on Jan 24, 2023
If you took the image, it is your image (i.e., you own the copyright - even if you never registered it). Being that the use by the imposter would not appear to be commercial in nature, suing for copyright infringement may not be the most exciting option (especially since you cannot get attorney... Read more »
In clinic, or school program that helps secretly get resources out on human trafficking. Program design to help keep individuals safe. After wrongful termination the clinic is still wanting to use my ideas.
answered on Sep 2, 2022
It is not certain how long have your invention been public and other details. Computer programs themselves are mostly not patentable but in some cases they can be patentable (you can patent processes performed by the software). However, if your software is no longer novel, you will not be able to... Read more »
I was in an online group for a project awhile back and in the group I made a character design. I’ve since left the group and was wondering if the design would legally be considered mine or the groups? There were no contracts involved, and the character design doesn’t belong to the group, it was... Read more »
answered on Apr 27, 2022
As the creator of an original work, you own copyright in the work unless there was an agreement that it was a "work for hire". There being no such agreement, you retain all rights in the work and should inform the group to that effect, and insist that your work not be included in the... Read more »
answered on Oct 31, 2021
Unfortunately your question is a bit cryptic in that it provides very little details and doesn’t really ask a question, it’s more of a statement. From what I can glean you are worried about getting arrested. If they did not arrest you at Walmart, than they are unlikely to do so after the fact.... 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?
answered on Mar 22, 2021
There isn't enough information here to fully answer your question.
It does, however, sound like (depending on a lot more information) you could get in trouble for copyright and/or trademark infringement, fraudulent misrepresentation, or something else.
I got stopped for speeding and my car started smoking and I got out to check to see if my car was on fire or if it was just steaming, the officer was in his car running my licenses and writing a ticket.
answered on Feb 8, 2021
The question posed sounds like you got in trouble for exiting your car during a traffic stop. However, your facts leave too much for interpretation. In short, if your car is on fire, you are not required to sit in it and burn to death, nor would any law enforcement officer expect you to. On the... Read more »
answered on May 4, 2020
It will be important to have a written agreement in place before any work is performed that obligates the developer to keep the trade secrets associated with the development/launch of your website as well as keeping secret other information before you are ready to make anything public. Often such... Read more »
answered on Feb 3, 2020
Your ability to use the word "gunmetal" depends on its use within your mark and the other mark. Examining attorneys look at the mark itself as well as the class of goods or services in which the mark is being (or will be) used. I would suggest enlisting the services of a trademark... Read more »
answered on Sep 9, 2019
depending on what you are trying to accomplish, yes
it would be a license, you pay upfront and/or royalties on units sold.
consult with an attorney to get a better assessment of your options and risks.
answered on Aug 30, 2019
It could stand for any number of things. It could be something dealing with Public Health, Public Housing, or possibly based on the name of a city or town. It's anyone's guess. If you received something that looks legal or formal that contains the abbreviation, contact the sender and ask... Read more »
answered on Jul 10, 2019
You can file a provisional patent application and say patent pending for a year but that may not be a long-term fix. In order for the patent process to be valuable to you, you need to get claims in a non-provisional application through the examination process. You will need to show that what you... Read more »
Me and my husband have two kids and this woman that has been hitting on my husband she dose not care
answered on May 28, 2019
If all that this woman is doing is flirting with your husband, that's not illegal.
Email conversation occurred between my ex (person 1) and a girl I was dating (person2).
I am in discovery phase with person 1. It is a modification of custody case.
Person 2 forwarded me the emails. With permission to use them. Person 2 also indicated in the emails,... Read more »
answered on Nov 18, 2017
Show the documents to your attorney. After looking at what you have, they will be able to tell you if the emails are responsive to the discovery question.
Is that okay?
answered on Aug 10, 2017
It is not legally permissible to have someone recreate an image exactly or copy an image directly to use for your logo. Contact the artist who created the image that you want to use and see if you can purchase the rights to use that image for your logo.
I wanted to know if infringement applied to lyrics that are translated to a different language and altered more than the translated words with the same meaning. For example, if a line in Korean hangul said "Hajimalgul geuraessuh mo reunchuk haebuhligul"
Which translates in English... Read more »
answered on Aug 8, 2017
You have likely created a derivative work, a work that is based on one or more previous works. The copyright owner has the exclusive right to prepare derivative works. By doing so, you likely infringe the songwriter's copyright.
Is it legal to 3D Model off a patent, especially if it's expired?
Is it a copyright or trademark infringement if i share pics of the 3D model?
answered on Aug 4, 2017
If a patent is expired, then whatever is in the patent is generally considered in public domain, meaning, that anyone should be able to use it. There may be some weird exception to this, but that is the whole idea behind patents: the inventor discloses the invention to the society, and return the... Read more »
I was employed by a destination marketing organization. I was terminated because I believe they wanted to hire someone who required a much lower salary, but they blamed performance. I did not underperform, in fact, much of what I accomplished there is still benefiting them. For example, I wrote an... Read more »
answered on Feb 22, 2017
I'm only going to address the portion of your question relating to copyright law, that is: can your former employer legally publish your article without crediting you? Yes, almost certainly.
This is known as "work for hire." In the case of a work made for hire, copyright law... Read more »
The other Etsy owner has a copyright titled "Bathroom Rules" and has been contacting any Etsy seller with a listing with the same title. I was told that she could only copyright her overall image, because the list is made of up of common phrases such as "hang up your towel" or... Read more »
answered on Mar 3, 2016
First, she would have to have already registered the work. You might ask her for a copy of the registration so you can see how close it is. Likely she has not registered, but if she has, then sit down with a local copyright attorney to examine how close the works are.
Can i get sued for downloading a movie from a torrent
answered on Apr 22, 2011
Short answer is yes.
In the past, MPAA has gone after people who host torrents because they are easier to find and sue, but there's nothing in the law preventing them from suing the downloaders as well.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.